I encourage anyone who appreciates mid-century modern design to watch this. The documentary tells the story of the husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames, widely considered America’s most important designers. Their creations include furniture, photography, interiors, multimedia exhibits, games and much more.
Composed of two laser-cut, slotted sheets of steel, the Origami Side Table ships flat and requires no tools or hardware to assemble. One sheet is the negative of the other, eliminating waste during production and giving the table its dynamic form. Once bent, the table’s folds lock the parts into place. Available at Mio.
Drawing his influences from the fashion world, French designer Patrick Norguet conceived Jacket for Italian furniture manufacturer Tacchini. The seating of the chair features a clean, simple metal frame which is enveloped by a quilted jacket which forms the supporting cushioned back and seat of the design which is accompanied by additional pillows for comfort. Below are some other creations from our beloved friends at Tacchini.
“Italian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978) is a unique figure in the Modern movement and even today his work continues to challenge accepted notions of modern architecture. While intensely revered as an architect of immense detail and consideration, no comprehensive monograph has been produced on this scale to date – nothing that approaches the breadth and depth covered by this title.” -Robert McCarter The book by Robert McCarter is available through Phaidon.
London based Anne Kyyrö Quinn designs, fabricates and installs custom three dimensional wallcoverings made of wool felt. The cutting, sewing, and finishing is all done by hand. Not only do these wallcoverings create aesthetic interest, they also aid in sound attenuation.