The Gomboc is the physical realization of a mathematical theorem: that a “mono-monostatic” object — one that has a single stable point of equilibrium, or balance — must exist. And so it does. No matter how you orient it, the Gomboc always rights itself, a bit like turtles and beetles.
Gomboc, € 1,000, by Gabor Domokos and Peter Varkonyi
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Tray, Year: 60´s, Size: h.5cm/2″ d.53cm/20.9″ w.69cm/27.2″, Price: On request, by Jens Quistgaard, at Jackson’s
The Farnsworth House, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1946 for his client, Dr Edith Farnsworth, is seminal. It asserted America as the pre-eminent home of modernism after the war. It also reduced (for the first time) the idea of a dwelling to its skeletal minimal.
Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois USA by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
+ Farnsworth House National Historic Site
Buy the Book: Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography
Stella Tile – created by specifically for the Stella McCartney boutique, by Universaldesignstudio
Set to be the tallest building in Latin America in 2010
Orre Bicentenario, Mexico City, by OMA
Gordon Bunshaft. (American, 1909-1990) and Skidmore Owings & Merrill. Lever House, New York, New York. 1950-52. Paper, wood, plastic, plexiglass, metal, aluminum and paint.
Permanent Collection MoMA
Danish architect Finn Juhl (1912–1989) is regarded as one of the greatest furniture designers of the 20th century. He was a pioneer figure within Danish furniture design and the Danish Modern movement, along with Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, and Børge Mogensen.
The house, now open to the public was designed and built by Finn Juhl as a young architect in 1942, is a unique example of Danish modernism for both architecture, furniture design and the visual arts.
Home of Finn Juhl, Ordrup, Denmark, through 31 August, 2008