who died last year at the grand age of 101, was regarded by some as the father of industrial design. Every adult in America has ridden in, ridden on, drunk out of, stored their things in, eaten off of, been costumed in, etc… and there is no going past his gorgeous pedal cars
. Some of his work can also be seen online at The Cleveland Museum of Art
posted by tellurian
on Apr 28, 2008 -
The bastard child of a Mensa quiz and rattan furniture. Getting apart is probably ok, but I don't want to put it back together - particularly after drinky-poo's. But certainly a talking point - particularly at $9,890 . Via
posted by ninazer0
on Apr 19, 2007 -
Charles Eames (1907-78) and Ray Eames (1912-88)
gave shape to America's twentieth century. Their lives and work represented the nation's defining social movements: the West Coast's coming-of-age, the economy's shift from making goods to the producing information, and the global expansion of American culture. This Library of Congress exhibit outlines major themes of the Eames' life and voluminous works, including architecture
, and the film Powers of Ten
. It is wonderfully illustrated with artifacts
of their life and work, and examples
from the Eames' collection of 350,000 slides
posted by carter
on Jan 12, 2005 -
Un-Fold. (quicktime clip)
City Magazine asked 9 designers, from 9 cities across the world to design a chair in 90 days. Oh, and it had to fit in a FedEx box. Pics
about the designers and the project.
posted by madamjujujive
on Jun 18, 2004 -
Is This All There Is To Modern Design?
Although Design Within Reach
is a commercial website, it's well put together, with interesting features
that provide biographies
and a a potted history of modern furniture design. However, like the plethora of coffee-table books on the subject, the uncomfortable (!) feeling remains that it crystalizes the accepted and the historical - the so-called modern classics
- rather than engage with what is truly contemporary. This is, after all, highly traditional
modernism and post-modernism. And it's rife
. Where is the avant-garde? Is there one on view to ordinary mortals? You end up feeling that the truly new designs - this century's, after all - are being swept under the carpet, awaiting some boring committee process of consensus and approval.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Sep 29, 2003 -
a fantastic Danish architect and designer known for his wild interiors
. “Most people spend their lives housing in dreary, grey-beige conformity, mortally afraid of using colours.” He definitely was not afraid
. Tak skal du have, Verner!
posted by snez
on Jan 13, 2003 -
An Ode to the Aeron
-- Something good may come out of the dotcom collapse at last!
As they all go belly up, having lavished lots of their venture capital on $2000 office chairs, will the rest of us finally be able to afford these marvels of office architecture, even if we do have to settle for them being used?
posted by crunchland
on Feb 3, 2001 -
has some pretty nice workstation desks (dang cool). I want the one that rotates 120 degrees every 8 hours. (warning: slow site)
posted by jamescblack
on Oct 18, 2000 -
furnish thy pad.
pure design sells some of the best work from the new generation of designers...including douglas coupland (yes, *that* douglas coupland), karim rashad, and nick dine. and they sell it online. superbonus!
posted by patricking
on Jun 18, 2000 -