History of design

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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Trend 2019: Vienna straw is more modern than ever

Vienna straw is a material that has become iconic thanks above all to the classic bistro chairs. The first chairs with bent wood back and Vienna straw seat were produced from the mid-nineteenth century by the Austrian company Thonet and became so popular that, of the iconic model No. 14, 50 million pieces were produced between 1850 and 1950. Chairs N.1 (1850) and  N.14 (1860) byMichael ...

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History of design: the Arco floor lamp by Achille Castiglioni

Today I want to officially inaugurate a new section of the blog that I will simply call "History of Design". The idea is to retrace the history of design through some of the iconic objects that have marked it. Do you like the idea? I decided to start from what I believe to be one of the most famous (and most copied) lamps in the world and an icon of the Made in Italy design: the Arco lamp by ...

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The 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus and its iconic furniture

This is an important year for design. In fact, in 2019 we celebrate the centenary of the foundation of the Bauhaus, the German school that has changed the way we conceive design today, becoming a point of reference for 20th century design and architecture. . Many are the initiatives that have been organized in 2019 to celebrate this important anniversary (you can find all events here) that will ...

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