Iconic design

10 reissues of the 20th century design presented in 2020

An icon of the twentieth century, you know, is forever (or was it a diamond?). Yes, because there is nothing more current than a design icon, which has become such because it is perfect, because it has stood the test of time while remaining immune to the trends of the moment. For some years now, companies have been doing a work of recovering and enhancing the historical heritage by re-editing ...

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Design icon: the Pacha Lounge Chair by Pierre Paulin

Pierre Paulin was one of the most important French designers of the 20th century. The designer is famous and appreciated above all for the numerous chairs and armchairs he designed over the course of his long career. His seats were characterized in particular by the round shapes that embrace the body, thus guaranteeing the maximum comfort, and by the perfect proportions. In fact, Pierre Paulin ...

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The Etcetera series: a Swedish icon that represents the distinctive design of the 70s

With its unique wavy silhouette and unrivaled comfort, the Etcetera series (easy chair, lounge chair and footstool) has conquered the design world ever since the 70s when it was originally designed by Jan Ekselius. Back in the 1970s, Jan Ekselius crafted the Etcetera chair as a prototype for his school’s workshop at the Royal College of Art in London. With its unmistakable shape, organic ...

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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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