Posts tagged as 'design classics'

The original booklet with the 1939 'LK' model; image courtesy of Rosendahl

The long-forgotten table watch created by the one of the most influential Danish architects and designers of the 20th century Arne Jacobsen, has been recently revisited and rereleased by the Copenhagen-based timepiece specialists Rosendahl. First created in 1939 – ‘in connection with the construction of a building for the managing director of electrical goods manufacturer Lauritz Knudsen’ – the suitably modern, minimalist watch was inspired by the moulding qualities of the new wonder material of that time, plastic and its 2011 edition comprises five updated versions – including the original ‘LK’ model (seen above). (more…)

Rud. Rasmussen workshop and showroom have been located within the same premises since 1875

During our recent trip to Copenhagen, Architonic has paid a visit to the workshop and showroom of the iconic Danish furniture manufacturer with a cabinet-making tradition spanning over a century, Rud. Rasmussen.


Situated in Copenhagen’s vibrant, northwestern neighbourhood of Nørrebro, among the multitude of shops and restaurants on 45 Noerrebrogade, the vertically-organised three-storey shop and the adjacent atelier have been located within the same premises since 1875, while the brand itself was founded by Rudolph Rasmussen in 1869.


Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret on Chandigarh's Lake Shukna in a pedal boat designed by Jeanneret, c. 1950; photo Sureh Sharma

Having received the brief to plan and design a new state capital for the Punjab, Le Corbusier, true to form, delivered a striking urban entity that’s a veritable ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. A forthcoming exhibition at the Galerie Anton Meier in Geneva of the Swiss architect and Pierre Jeanneret’s furniture for India’s first postcolonial city demonstrates neatly the level of consideration given to the shaping this modernist gem. (by Simon Cowell)


read Simon Cowell’s article on Architonic

'Kindt-Larsen taburet' by Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen

Following ‘an inspiring co-operation’ with the son of Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen, Ebbe, the Danish manufacturer Onecollection has recently re-released this iconic, four-legged stool designed by the couple in 1957.


Prouvé RAW. Jean Prouvé by G-Star RAW for Vitra

Prouvé RAW, a collaborative project between the Swiss furniture-manufacturing heavyweight Vitra and the international denim brand G-star exploring classic and lesser-known designs by the renowned French furniture designer Jean Prouvé is currently on show at the Zaha Hadid-designed

Hadid Firestation at Vitra’s Weil am Rhein campus.


Sorella by Harvey Guzzini (1972)

The Italian manufacturer Nemo – Cassina Lighting has released re-editions of three contemporary table lamps designed between 1954 and 1973 by the three masters: Le Corbusier, Harvey Guzzini and Man Ray.


Designed by Harvey Guzzini, the highly-futuristic ‘Sorrela’ light gained its fame thanks to the British

science-fiction television series, ‘Space: 1999’, where it has been featured as a desk lamp at the iconic fictional spacecraft – Eagle Transporter – soon after its creation in 1972. Developed in matte white polycarbonate, the streamlined lamp ‘holds a direct fluorescent light that enhances its cold, futuristic character.’ (more…)

Impressions from Design Miami/ Basel 2011

Yesterday – ahead of today’s official opening – Design Miami/ Basel hosted an exclusive preview for the press and VIP guests and Architonic team was among the lucky few who were given a sneak peek at the 6th edition of the fair. (more…)

'TMC' lamp by Miguel Milá for Santa & Cole

Designed in 1961, the contemporary ‘TMC’ lamp was one of the first products created the award-winning Miguel Milá and to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the latest edition of this classic design has been released earlier this year by the Barcelona-based manufacturer Santa & Cole. Described by the Catalan designer as ‘the definitive edition’, the 2011 version of the lamp incorporates improvements in the distinctive height-adjustable system of its circular shade.