1961 Playboy photo featuring left to right – George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Jens Risom.
Portrait, from Playboy
Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders has designed a series of wallpaper, a collection of eight striking wallpaper designs, each pattern in the Couture range is named after a glamorous woman or man with an inspirational name; Suzanne, Alice, Grace, Kelly, Audrey, Isabella, Stella, and Henry.
Couture, by Marcel Wanders, for Graham & Brown
The Crescent House exemplifies how a novel form can fulfill the requirements of a brief better than a conventional box. As a shape, the crescent is ideally suited to personal living space, because it shelters and encloses while at the same time opening out and forging a sense of connection with the exterior world. The accommodation is formed by two nested crescents connected by a curving circulation and gallery space that runs the length of the building. The outer crescent contains bedrooms, bathrooms and private living areas and turns a solid convex wall to the nearby road, while the inner crescent is devoted to cooking, eating and relaxing. A full-height concave glass wall draws the early morning sun into the house and offers an uninterrupted prospect of the garden, while the arms of the inner crescent extend to frame the view, offering privacy and enclosure without confinement.
- Make Architects
The Crescent House, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, by Make Architects
Wire Vase is a matt ceramic vase perfectly combining tradition with technology. The ornamental motif – geometric lines engraved in its surface – is based on the lines of the 3D modelling software.
Wire Vase, by Filippo Dell´Orto, for Sphaus
Born in Finland in 1910, Eero Saarinen was the son of Eliel Saarinen, a noted and respected architect. His mother, Loja Saarinen, was a gifted sculptor, weaver, photographer, and architectural model maker. Eero was taught that each object should be designed in its “next largest context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, environment in a city plan.”
Eero Saarinen produced a series of masterpieces of breathtaking individuality, including the 630-foot-tall, stainless steel St. Louis Gateway Arch and the TWA Terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport.
The underside of typical chairs and tables makes a confusing, unrestful world,” said Saarinen. “I wanted to clear up the slum of legs.” Thus in 1957 Saarinen unveiled his groundbreaking collection of pedestal coffee, dining and side tables for Knoll, whose simple elegance has endured for over 50 years.
Often it takes an artist to show us that the familiar is in fact truly remarkable. Jeffrey Milstein’s elegant photographs of commercial airliners have quickly become contemporary icons, exhibited at the Bonni Benrubi Gallery in NYC and Paul Kopiekin Gallery in Los Angeles.
Buy the book: AirCraft: The Jet as Art
This set of interiors are very well arranged by the Netherlands based stylist, Tatjana Quax. Many of the products are by well known Dutch designers.
Interior styling for publication, by Tatjana Quax, at Studio Aandacht
A very successful interpretation of the barstool, Lem is highly adaptable to contract and home environments. Stool with swivel seat and adjustable height with gas spring.
Lem, by Tomoko Azumi, Shin Azumi, for Lapalma
A weekend house for a couple located on a rocky coast two hours drive from Tokyo. The site is a rocky stretch facing the Pacific Ocean with approaches sloping down to the water level. The characteristic of its plan, imagined like the branches of a tree, is a continuous one room. All the required spaces, entrance, living area, dining area, kitchen, bed room, Japanese style room, study room and bath room are arranged in this continuous one room. Oriented in different directions, one can find various views of the ocean walking throughout the house. Living area, bedroom and bathroom each has its unique relation to the ocean. Architecture as primitive, “in-between natural and man-made”.