I stumbled across the designer and architect Carl Gustaf Hiort af Ornäs many years ago when I saw his lounge chair and sofa combination at a local flea market. This is more than 10 years ago and I could probably had them for nothing, but I didn't pick them up. They were well made and had a certain … Continue reading Carl Gustaf Hiort af Ornäs – a designer unknown
I admire designers who back in the day got down and dirty with their designs. When they needed to make a prototype they made it out of plaster, wire, wood, cardboard or anything that would hold up. These are images of designers hard at work at future classics, without a computer in sight. Respect. Eero … Continue reading Photos of designers sculpting prototypes
"If you look at these chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture. Space passes right through them." - Harry Bertoia About two years ago I bought eight Harry Bertoia side chairs on a wim in Helsinki. They were in a state of disintegration but I saw the potential in renovating them. Originally they … Continue reading The DIY Bertoia side chair renovation
Awesome image of the day # 2 From left to right Georg Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Jens Risom. From Playboy magazine 1961. Original is here.
Awesome image of the day # 1 Ilmari Tapiovaara presents some of his chairs all in the same image. I know there is another similar earlier one. As soon as I find it I'll post it.