Tuesday, May 31, 2011
A chair that allows for a constant changing of siting-positions - Hans J. Wegner's recipe for true comfort.
Perhaps he had ADD.
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
Thursday, May 19, 2011
... 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.
from ARCHITECTURE, COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SUSTAINIBILITY
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
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
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...
He also made some very nice shelving systems: