This is the only known pair of the model to exist. The andirons appeared in a sales pamphlet, “Russel Wright’s Circus,” ca. 1930. The “Circus” also included whimsical animals that served as paperweights and other desk accessories. According to anecdote, Russel Wright changed the spelling of his first name in the late 1920s, when a supply of stationery he had ordered arrived with one “l” instead of two. The andirons date to such an early period in Wright’s career that the unknown forger of them probably did not know the correct spelling of “Russel.”
Ionna Vautrin has designed a series of glass and porcelain vases (From top to bottom):
Fabbrica del vapore, Like micro architectures these vases are inspired by industrial landscapes where colored smokes escape from chimneys…
Donges, Micro architectures these vases are inspired by oil refineries landscapes.
Rombas, Inspired by industrial landscapes, these vases are like micro architectures which evoke canals of the blast furnaces factories.
Bovisa, Like micro architectures these vases are inspired by industrial landscapes composed by gas tanks.
The design of this bath tub extends to the shelves, side table and sink.
Scoop bath tub, by Michael Schmidt, for Falper
“With these pieces, I wanted to replicate the richness of fresh tropical fruit using crystal and other materials, such as ceramics. Using a variety of textures and thicknesses, a new game of reflection has been accomplished with each of the 9 characters that make up the collection”.
- Jaime Hayon
Crystal Candy Set, Numbered and Limited Edition of 25, by Jaime Hayon, for Baccarat
Taking inspiration from Islamic architecture, Korban/Flaubert have designed a room divider or screen, only by looking straight on can the viewer see through the screen to the other side, from an angle the effect is deep and complex. The screen is made of two simple parts: a joint, and an extremely thin aluminum leaf.
Korban/Flaubert is a design and production partnership between Janos Korban, a metal specialist, and Stefanie Flaubert, an architect. Founded in Stuttgart in 1993, the practice specialises in furniture, lighting and architectural installations in metal or plastic.
Cell Screen by Korban/Flaubert
The Habibi tray, in combination with the base made from solid material can be used as and independent side table and is a natural extension of the tray on its own. With generous diameters and optional heights Habibi offer elegant side tables in brass, copper and stainless steel that are a special feature in any environment. The unique handmade piece offers versatile use as the tray can be removed from the base and used as such on its own.
Niche is a new modular centrepiece created by architect Zaha Hadid for Alessi. The centrepiece consists of five elements that can be assembled in multiple configurations.
This curious container made of glazed porcelain is a homage to the Sydney icon, designed by Jørn Utzon.
Sydney bowl, 1970, by Giuseppe Raimondi, $2400, Sold at Auction, Wright
Created in 1968 by Dominique Imbert, this fireplace was revolutionary both in form and technical innovation. It was the first in the Focus range of suspended, 360° pivoting fireplaces. The biggest advantage of the Gyrofocus is that it doesn’t take much place. Thanks to compact, exclusive and unusual design this fireplace can decorate even small rooms. It can also accentuate the drama of double and triple-height spaces, as well as creating that St. Moritz atmosphere, all fur bikinis and fondue.
Gyrofocus Fireplace, by Dominique Imbert, for Focus