History of design

The story behind the chair that inspired Cassina’s “Hommage á Pierre Jeanneret” collection

You know that I like to talk about design icons and today I want to tell you the story of a series of furnishings that have long been "forgotten" but that today have been re-launched by the Italian brand Cassina. This year Cassina has in fact presented a re-edition of a series of furnishings (the 053 Capitol Complex chair, the 051 Capitol Complex office chair, 053 Capitol Complex padded chair ...

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Zanotta’s Quaderna series: a timeless icon

I don't know if it's just my impression but in the last few months I have seen the Zanotta Quaderna series of furniture been used in many interior styling projects. Among the latest styling in which I saw this furniture and which I also published here on the blog, there is the one by Lotta Agaton that you can see here and the styling by Kravitz & Dorazio for the new Jotun catalog (see ...

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In Japan there is a boutique hotel dedicated to Finn Juhl

I have recently discovered (how did I miss this news?) that in Japan, in Hakuba - Nagano, the House of Finn Juhl Hotel Hakuba. was opened. It is a boutique hotel entirely furnished with pieces created by Finn Juhl, one of the leading Danish architects and designers and considered one of the "founding fathers" of the Nordic style. Hakuba in Nagano is a ski resort, surrounded by mountains as ...

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FROM THE 50’s TO TODAY: SWING ARM WALL LAMPS CONTINUE TO BE TRENDY

Swing arm wall lamps are super trendy right now. Maybe I am just paying more attention because I love them but lately I've seen them used in many interiors styling, from Nordic to more eclectic styling. They are usually used as a light for the table, in the place of pendant light, or as a reading light near the sofa. In the smaller sizes, they are beautiful also used in the place of the bedside ...

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HISTORY OF DESIGN: KARTELL COMPONIBILI STORAGE MODULE

Today I am back with another episode of my "History of Design" section. After the Arco lamp, today I decided to talk about another icon of Italian design known all over the world. It is the Componibili storage system produce by Kartell and designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri in 1967. The Componibili has become so iconic over the time that, 50 years later, is still among Kartell’s best sellers and ...

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