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Bella Italia Wine Bar Interior

Bella Italia Weine, Stuttgart, Germany by Ippolito Fleitz Group

Stemlite Table Lamps, by Design Line

From the 1960′s these American lamps are made from aluminium and glass.

Stemlite table lamps, by Design Line, $480, Sold at auction at Wright

Books: The Complete Works of Richard Neutra

Originally from Vienna, Richard Neutra came to America early in his career, settling in California. His influence on post-war architecture is undisputed, the sunny climate and rich landscape being particularly suited to his cool, sleek modern style.
Neutra had a keen appreciation for the relationship between people and nature; his trademark plate glass walls and ceilings which turn into deep overhangs have the effect of connecting the indoors with the outdoors. Neutra’s ability to incorporate technology, aesthetic, science, and nature into his designs brought him to the forefront of Modernist architecture.

Neutra. Complete works, Edited by Peter Gössel, 464 pages.
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Nimrod, A Production Chair by Marc Newson

Made of fabric and a shell in blowmoulded polyethylene, this is one fine chair; the resemblance to a telephone handset is purely coincidental.

Nimrod, by Marc Newson, for Magis

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Icon: Harry Bertoia

Having worked for Charles and Ray Eames and Hans and Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia garnered icon status as a designer when he created the Bertoia Collection for Knoll in 1952. Italian-born, Bertoia utilized his superior skills as a sculptor to bend and shape industrial wire rods into chairs that would become pinnacles of twentieth century furniture design. Now considered modern classics, the collection was so commercially successful that it allowed Bertoia to dedicate himself exclusively to his main artistic passion: sculpting.

Biography: Harry Bertoia

Bora Bora Sofa from MDF Italia

A modular seating system which offers corner and U-shaped configurations. The irregular curves are well resolved here.

Bora Bora Sofa, by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga, Andrei Munteanu, for MDF Italia

Paul Outerbridge, New Color Photographs

Paul Outerbridge an early pioneer of color photography, Here are some new works from the 1950′s.

New Color Photographs from Mexico and California by Paul Outerbridge

Radio Slide by Mikael Silvanto

We like this design by Mikael Silvanto, the station changes as you slide the radio unit — no more dials.

08 Radio by Mikael Silvanto, at Aivan!

Westmere House

Westmere House, Auckland, New Zealand by Fearon Hay

Editor's Picks

Brick Flip Clock
The classic vintage flip clock, reinvented and redesigned, made from a stainless steel case and a precision machine. Mount it on the wall or simply place it on a desk. [more...]

Suggested Reading

The Story of Eames Furniture
Brimming with images and insightful text, this unique book is the benchmark reference on what is arguably the most influential and important furniture brand of our time. [more...]
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The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum
First-ever book to explore the process behind one of the greatest modern buildings in America. [more...]
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MoonFire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
A unique tribute to the defining scientific mission of our time, the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. [more...]
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Cars Freedom Style Sex Power Motion Colour Everything

Cars
Freedom Style Sex Power Motion Colour Everything. This lavish and beautifully designed book is the gift book for all car enthusiasts and design aficionados. [more...]
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Design Icons

Fjordfiesta Scandia Senior
by Hans Brattrud

A Norwegian furniture design classic from 1957, Scandia Senior is a comfortable high-back easy chair with a leather head cushion, on a satin swivel base. [more...]

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Case Study Houses
“It’s a huge coffee-table book, which analyses each of the houses in chronological order, with plans, sketches and glorious photographs.” [more...]
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The Eames Lounge Chair
The book examines the evolution of a design icon and places it in its cultural, historical and social context. [more...]
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The U.N. Building
Symbol of world humanitarianism, a beacon of unity after the Second World War. More than 50 years on, the 39-story building is regarded as one of the pinnacles of mid-century modernism. [more...]
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Loblolly House
Including a DVD of the film "A House in the Trees", a real-time documentary of the design, fabrication, and assembly of this amazing house. [more...]
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Desire
The Shape of Things to Come. An up-to-date comprehensive survey on furniture and object design today, showcasing the crème de la crème of designers. [more...]
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Marcel Wanders
Behind the Ceiling is the first monograph on one of the most influential, prolific and celebrated international designers today. [more...]
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How to Wrap Five Eggs
A mid-60s classic of Japanese design. Stunningly laid-out paean to traditional Japanese packaging is rife with sumptuous black and white photos of all manner of boxes, wrappers and containers that appear at once homely and sophisticated, ingeniously utilitarian yet fine and rare. [more...]
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