Lit.: t spectrum, 1956/57 winter catalogue, cover illustration and pp. 10/11, cat. no. 53 - J. Clarijs, t spectrum modern meubelvormgeving en naoorlogs idealisme, Rotterdam 2002, p. 19, p. 64.
No. 1 from the limited edition of 6 + 2 AP.
Provenance: private property, Switzerland.
In her most recent article for the Financial Times, Nicole Swengley discusses the growing trend in contemporary design for “suitcase style” furniture.
The use of luggage as a decorative element in interior spaces is hardly a new idea. As Swengley points out, “interior designer Kelly Hoppen was stacking lacquered trunks in geometrically precise tiers more than a decade ago,” but many of the latest adaptations from designers go beyond the ornamental use of these travel cases by using them as material to create entirely new pieces of furniture.
New Bond Street, London
Janice Blackburn at Sotheby's is delighted to announce a collaboration between Sotheby's and the Design Academy Eindhoven. She and Anne Mieke Eggenkamp (Chairwoman Executive Board, Design Academy Eindhoven) and Ilse Crawford have currated the show together to form a unique opportunity for these students.
This week the Saatchi Gallery in London will host the Collect Design Fair London from May 14-17. The fair boasts an impressive selection of furniture, metalwork, ceramics, silver, jewelry and textiles from a wide range of countries including Japan, Germany, France, Australia, the Netherlands, and the UK.