Little Garden, by Tokujin Yoshioka, for Moroso
Made from the Australian macadamia nut shell, Mark Harrison developed a special compound that combines the shells with injection molding to create colorful bowls inspired by nature and surroundings.
Frag, Pinch, Wax, by Mark Harrison, for Husque
Tadao Ando. (Japanese, born 1941). Church of the Light, Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan. 1984-89. Wood.
Permanent Collection MoMA
The Celebrity Lamp is made of 40 pairs of mirrored aviator sunglasses.
Celebrity Lamp, $1,600, by Stephan Breier and Johannes Scherr, at Element design
Fold Collection is a range of lights with lampshades that create optical effects: the diffusers are produced in either stainless steel with a super mirror finish or steel painted with a semi-gloss white finish. They enhance the brightness of the light source when the light is switched on and reflect the natural light in the room when it is off.
Fold Collection, by Enrico Franzolini, for Pallucco
An Important and Rare Prototype Prismatic Table for the Alcoa Forecast Program
The Aluminum Corporation of America (Alcoa) program emphasized the artistic and functional possibilities of aluminum. Select commissioned designs were featured in full-page advertisements shot by noted photographers in widely-read weekly magazines. It is for this program that Isamu Noguchi developed the iconic design of the Prismatic table.
Isamu Noguchi, who was the third artist featured in the Forecast program in early 1957, developed an abstract three-dimensional form. Noguchi’s Prismatic tables were conceived in multiple to form a “kaleidoscope” with variant colors with the intention of adaptability. The advertisement photographed by Irving Penn used the table as a casual, yet romantic platform for dinner at home.
Prototype Prismatic Table, Sold at Auction for $290,500, by Isamu Noguchi, at Sotheby’s
With a foil cutter integrated into the handle, this wine opener is an instant classic.
The Taccia lamp is a remarkable piece of design from 1962 – and it’s still in production today.
It was designed, by the Castiglioni brothers for Flos in 1962 as a functionable/adjustable table lamp for the modern home. The base is a fluted column of aluminium, topped with a clear glass shade with an aluminium reflector, which can be rotated to direct the light.
Achille Castiglioni said of Taccia in a 1970 interview: “We consider it the Mercedes of lamps, a symbol of success: perhaps because it looks like the shaft of a classical column. We certainly weren’t thinking of prestige when we designed it. We just wanted a surface that would stay cool.”
Taccia, $2,300.00 by Achille Castiglioni, for Flos