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60′s Vintage George Jensen Pipe

Designed in the 1960′s–the form is both traditional and modern. Made from lacquered wood and plastic.

Pipe by George Jensen, Denmark, ca. 1965, $125, Sold at Auction, Wright

Library by Thomas Bentzen

Library Thomas Bentzen

Library is an extension of FBJ’s core product line furniture for receptions, offices and banks. A room divider, a cosy nook, a shot of homeliness with a sloping ceiling that can be tiled with books or magazines. The book ends offer storage space for magazines, a graphic deviation in the room, which can be used to create order or chaos. Library is made in classic ash to give the storage a warm glow.

Library, by Thomas Bentzen

Modella Glassware by Boa Design Studio

The Modella set comes from the shape of a cylinder which is tapered in the middle to lighten the cylinder’s strict geometrical shape. The fragility and simplicity of the form is further enhanced by a thin stem with a length that changes according to glass type. The stem is missing from the glasses for whiskey and water, and the bottom is thickened to balance the proportions of the form.

Modella, by Boa Design Studio, for Květná Glassworks

Icon: Lorenz Static Table Clock by Richard Sapper

Since it won the prestigious Compasso d’Oro award assigned in 1960 no table clock has ever equalled its originality and functionality. With its ingenious design, which was created by the then very young designer Richard Sapper, Static always finds the correct angle however it is placed. The barely visible support area also creates the impression that the clock is somehow suspended.

Static Table Clock, by Richard Sapper, for Lorenz

Vondom Vases by JM Ferrero

A series of vases and pots designed for public or private gardens as well as restaurants or commercial spaces. Made by rotational molding, the series includes flowerpots, furniture and lighting which are inspired by the shape of diamonds.

Vases, Vases Isla, by JM Ferrero, for Vondom

Handbags by Lena Bergström for Orrefors

With these solid crystal clutches, glass maker Orrefors has created a new range of fine accessories. The handbags are currently on display at the Vessel Gallery in London. Designed by Lena Bergström she has created the four crystal handbags that are for show only, since they do not function as a carrier—Cinderella is now ready for the ball.

Handbags, by Lena Bergström for Orrefors

Tate Otama by Mikiya Kobayashi

The Tate Otama, which we can ascribe the simple translation of “stand-up ladel” to, is precisely that. The designer flattened the bottom, allowing for it to be easily stored, as well as easily accessible while in use. And yes, the inside remains rounded.

Tate Otama, by Mikiya Kobayashi
via: Spoon & Tamago

Squeeze Cup by Maya Vinitsky at MAD

Maya Vinitsky’s Squeeze Cup, a combined juicer and cup, simplifies a two-step process—squeezing an orange and then transferring the contents into a glass—reinventing an everyday task in an unexpected way.

Exhibition: Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics,
Through September 13 at The Museum of Arts and Design
via: NYT

Glass Candleholders by Laurence Brabant

Made from Pyrex, candleholders in different sizes and colours allow for a variety of arrangements.

Candleholders, by Laurence Brabant

Muji CD Player by Naoto Fukasawa for Muji

A minimalist wall-mounted CD player featuring speakers built into the player’s case with volume and playback controls mounted on top, and, of course, a pull-string power control. Muji’s unique CD player is simple, sleek and functional. Now part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

CD Player, by Naoto Fukasawa, for Muji

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