January 2022

Posts tagged as 'Modernism'

Thu 18.2.

Modern Talking

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.02.2016 - Tagged as: , ,

Stick System shelving wears its construction well, the tubular framework reminiscent of functional Bauhaus industrial design.

Stick System shelving wears its construction well, the tubular framework reminiscent of functional Bauhaus industrial design.

Having established itself, through its collaboration with an impressive international cohort of designers, as a premium accessories brand, MENU’s highly considered, new Modernism Reimagined collection successfully positions the high-end Danish manufacturer as a serious player in the lighting and furniture markets, too. (by Bethan Ryder)


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Mon 19.5.

Born Again: VS reissue Richard Neutra’s pioneering design classics

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.05.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

Richard Neutra's iconic 'Boomerang Chair', which was originally designed for the Channel Heights Housing Project in the early 1940s

Richard Neutra’s iconic ‘Boomerang Chair’, which was originally designed for the Channel Heights Housing Project in the early 1940s

Legendary Austrian-American modernist architect Richard Neutra’s unique furniture designs are back, thanks to respected European manufacturer VS. The perfect marriage of American design and German engineering. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)


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‘Adnet Rectangulaire’ mirror by Jacques Adnet

Following the last year’s release of the beautiful ‘Adnet Circulaire’, the Danish manufacturer Gubi has just launched the second mirror by the late French Modernist designer Jacques Adnet which will be available to purchase at the end of November. Originally conceived in collaboration with the French luxury fashion house Hermès in 1950s, the ‘Adnet Rectangulaire’ model also features a full-grain leather rim while the ‘Circulaire’s’ equestrian buckles have been replaced by square, oxidised brass studs, a frequent feature in Hermès’ accessory collections. Both of the models come in various sizes and with either tan or black leather detailing. (more…)

‘Potence Pivotante’ by Charlotte Perriand reissued by Nemo

The Italian lighting brand Nemo has reintroduced this extremely reduced, wall-mounted lamp originally designed by the acclaimed Parisian designer Charlotte Perriand in 1938. Composed of two plain, matt black metal tubes and equally simple, frosted white glass diffuser, ‘Potence Pivotante’ has been presented at this year’s Salone del Mobile and is ‘the result of a meticulous rediscovery conducted in close collaboration with M.me Pernette Perriand-Barsac, the daughter and sole heir of Charlotte Perriand.’ (more…)

Ray and Charles Eames examining the sling locations to be covered by fabric lapping in a prototype of the Aluminum Group Lounge Chair, 1957; photo © Eames Office, LLC

He was an architectural school dropout who never got his license and she was a painter that rarely painted yet the husband-and-wife powerhouse of Charles and Ray Eames has become one of the most significant creative practices in the history of modern design. Now, for the first time since their deaths, filmmakers Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey make ‘a definitive and unprecedented cinematic foray into the private world of the Renaissance-style studio that Charles and RayEames conceived in a cavernous warehouse on a gritty street in Venice Beach, CA’ in their recently-released feature-length documentary, Eames: The Architect and the Painter. (more…)

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…)

'Ireland, Design and Visual Culture', edited by Linda King and Elaine Sisson, is published by Cork University Press

Thanks to our friends at Cork University Press, Architonic is giving away five FREE COPIES of ‘Ireland, Design and Visual Culture: Negotiating Modernity 1922–1992’ to Architonic Facebook fans. The draw will take place on 23 September. Good luck!>>



This book is long overdue.

The first comprehensive collection of scholarly essays on 20th-century Irish design and visual culture, whose trajectory was inextricably bound up with the development of Ireland as an independent state, ‘Ireland, Design and Visual Culture: Negotiating Modernity 1922–1992’ takes an engaging interdisciplinary approach to the critical examination of how Irish modernity was shaped within, and communicated by, such creative discourses as architecture, advertising, currency, illustration, industrial design, print ephemera, public spectacle and theatre design. (more…)

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)


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For technical support contact Alfred Giolai Furnishing the Future: Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret’s Chandigarh furniture