Friday, March 30, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What's new with Obliq ? Panthella floor lamp

Panthella Floor Lamp, by Louis Poulsen
Designer : Verner Panton

Created in 1971, Verner Panton’s Panthella is one of his more popular designs. The basic light principle aimed to create a lamp in which the base as well as the shade would act as a reflector. The lamps light source is hidden under a milky-white, hemispheric acrylic shade and a white, trumpet-like base contributes to a beautiful distribution of light and a well balanced form. (
Obliq's Panthella is a vintage one ; but the lamp is still in production (manufactured under license in Denmark by Louis Poulsen).

Monday, March 5, 2012

"The Chair" for presidential debates : Kennedy, Nixon & Wegner

Cow Horn Chair, 1952
Made by Johannes Hansen. Mahogany

For Hans Wegner, greatest sales success came in 1949 when he designed the Round chair. The American magazine Interiors featured the chair on the cover and referred to it as “the world’s most beautiful chair”. The chair rose to stardom when used in the televised presidential debates between Nixon and Kennedy in 1960 and has since been known simply as “The Chair”. (