Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Need some lighting ? PK 101!

Poul Kjaerholm, PK 101, Candelabrum, 1956, 
chrome-plated steel, manufactured by Kold Christensen on demand
(Height : 45 in.; diam. : 14 in.)

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

For once, French design of the 1950s, in Vallauris, when Picasso was painting ceramics...

Coffee service "faux bois", Vallauris, workshop Grandjean-Jourdan, 1950

(see : Anne Lajoix, L'Âge d'or de Vallauris, Paris, éditions de l'Amateur, 1996, p. 151)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Inspiring retreat of Børge Mogensen, near Copenhagen

As I happen to read on nordicdesign blog, the home of Børge Mogensen (1914-1972) is located in Soløsevej, north of Copenhagen : it seems a peaceful place of creation where things remained as they were 40 years ago... You can see Mogensen's prototypes and samples, Henningsen's or Kaare Klint's pieces of furniture and other beautiful pieces of art...

More about Mogensen :

Monday, April 2, 2012

Inspired Greek residence... : design for a "Grand Dame"

 "Originally built for the French Councilor, this 310 msq neoclassical private residence is a fine example of a typical Landmark Piraeus building. The architecture practice ASKarchitects co-founded by the Greek architect Stella Konstantinidis, was approached in 2007 with a brief to renovate the existing landmark while introducing a new built extension penthouse opening up the green roof. (When you happen to visit), The journey here commences from the ground floor with the courtyard, stonework and 19th century walls to the 1930’s upper floor leading to the contemporary new built extension penthouse...."