Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Eskilstuna Funkis

Eskilstuna is only worth a visit because of this house.

Bamsestolen, 1950

A chair that allows for a constant changing of siting-positions - Hans J. Wegner's recipe for true comfort. 

Perhaps he had ADD.

Didn't you see the sign, woman?! It's a chair for a maaan...

And by the way, it's only $395.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

With the hills, vegetation and baroque church this certainly looks like Rome, doesn't it? Great looking space that seems to be a later addition to a brick building. The large terrace, and seating area suggests that this is a hotel. Notice the Gae Aulenti lamps and Timo Sarpaneva ashtrays. And the jute-rug, which I adore. I keep on coming back to this picture. Great architecture is what it is.

Who knows more about this place?

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Never mind a "conversation piece" - this bad boy will get any party-goer on her feet/in a bed swinging!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mediterranean Modern

... in Spain, perhaps?

Protection against the sun is en ever-recuring theme in the architecture of the mediterranean - now as in antiquity. At the same time the climate allows for window sizes and vegetation on a much larger scale than what we see here in the North.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Via Ancona, Milano

House 1:

House 2:

House 3&4:

Another set of unknown italian 60's residential housing. Italy needs stop taking this unique heritage for granted and promote it better - Milan's the design capital of the world ffs!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Osvaldo Borsani

I must admit I had never cared to sudy the work of Osvaldo Borsani (1911 - 1985) as carefuly as I should have, but afer actually seeing his famous 1954 designed P40 lounge chair in Milano the other week, I needed to find out more about the strangely out-of-time designer and his unique work. Him and his brother founded the apptly-titled furniture producing-firm Tecno in 1953, and if I understand things correctly, he had by the end of his career collaborated with a respectable group of like-mindeds, including Norman Foster, Renzo Piano and Gae Aulenti.

Oz believed that design should work alongside technical innovations...

Osvaldo Borsani: D70 Sofa: nova68 Modern Design - photo

He also made some very nice shelving systems: