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
Photos of designers sculpting prototypes
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
The DIY Bertoia side chair renovation
"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
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
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.