Monocle have released their report from the Milan Furniture Fair 2011. They point out the the rise of LED lighting, specifically the Phillips booth, where they highlighted the broad possibilities of LED. The dominance of Phillips lead Monocle to question the role of Italian manufacturers in the future of lighting design.
The Ulm School of Design is often referred to as the most influential postwar / post bauhaus German design institution.
Shutting down only 15 years after it opened in 1953, the school's legacy continues to influence the international design community.
The waterways of the five Olympic host boroughs will be host to a floating cinema developed by artists Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie (known collectively as Somewhere), and designed by Hackney based architects Studio Weave, during the summer 2011.
On April 20 '11 Christies will host a 20th Century Decorative Art & Design Auction in London. After Christie's Les Collections du Château de Gourdon and a previous 20th Century Decorative Art & Design sale in New York have proven to be a bit underwhelming, I am curious to see if this London sale will provide us with a bit of excitement.
Moving away from a reliance on industrial design, the cell Easy Chair & Ottoman is designed using the principles of local handcraft techniques, showcasing the beauty and structure of the material utilized while maintaining a modern industrial look.
The light weight sculptural design casts jewel-like shadows that give it a whimsical twist.
Perpetually on the lookout for new ways to live, sleep, create and work, Mathieu Lehanneur turns the advertising agency JWT (Neuilly/Seine) into a "digital plant station", a new reflection from the designer about contemporary working styles and the necessary invented depictions of them when applied to the professional world of communications.
Number five from the edition of eight. One leg incised with ‘SB’ and stamped with ‘Landowski Fondeur 2009’.
Number one from the edition of eight of the ‘Lathe VIII’ chair is in the permanent collection and was also included in the exhibition ‘Telling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design’, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 14 July – 18 October 2009.
Unique monumental 'Bahut' sideboard, from the Dr Georges Ferran Estate, Cully, Calvados, France.
Together with the original Steph Simon invoice and preparatory drawing plan no. ‘28825’.
Folded multi-coloured and embossed porcelain. Impressed with artist’s seal and incised ‘BABS HAENEN ’93’, with paper label ‘542 Haenen 1993’.
Estimated at £2,000–3,000
LITERATURE Mark Del Vecchio, Postmodern Ceramic, London, 2001, p. 86 for a similar example