A rotational moulded nylon or polyethylene armchair.
Kloe by Marco Acerbis, for Desalto
When completed in 1969, the John Hancock Center was the tallest building in the world outside New York City. A mixed use building of offices and retail, it also contains the highest residences in the world. One of the most famous buildings of the structural expressionist style, the skyscraper’s distinctive X-bracing exterior is actually a hint that the structure’s skin is indeed part of its ‘tubular system’. This idea is one of the architectural techniques the building used to climb to record heights (the tubular system is essentially the spine that helps the building stand upright during heavy wind loads). The only drawback from my point of view is the ceiling height in the condominiums; I have entertained in several units and while the night light views are expansive and the morning views above the clouds are a real pleasure, and a heavy diagonal beam slashing through a window adds a distinctive interest, there is a certain interior claustrophobia that modernism should alleviate — bets are, it was a client decision to pack more floors in.
John Hancock Center, by Skidmore Owings Merrill
This Paper Birdie prototype differs from the production model; later examples feature a thin, upholstered cushion and a chromed underside. Sold with certificate of origin signed by Flip Sellin.
Prototype Paper Birdie chaiser, $4200, by Flip Sellin at Wright Gallery
Once again, bulthaup innovates in the kitchen. The B2 kitchen is shown at the Milan Furniture Fair.
bulthaup gets its visions from the consistent observation of the living and eating habits of people from all over the world. bulthaup b2 is responsive to modern lifestyles, such as single-person or twoperson households, or even “patchwork families”, and is the perfect kitchen for nomads or pioneers in creating a home, living and thinking. The design was developed in collaboration with the renowned design firm EOOS in Vienna.
Porcelain tea service, sold in wooden boxes. Designed for Idees Mud Collection in Tokyo.
Produced by Nikko, Japan.
Teamaster, by Jasper Morrison
A bathroom range designed by Patricia Urquiola.
Pear, by Patricia Urquiola, for Agape
Innovation in form, Designed by Sergio Berizzi. (Italian, 1930-1976), Architectural Firm: Architetti Montagni, Berizzi, Butte. Metal and wood.
Phonola Television (model 1718). 1956. Metal and wood, by Sergio Berizzi, for Phonola