Category Archives: Designers

From furniture exhibition to exhibition furniture.

For those furniture geeks out there, The V&A has a history of furniture design going on. The Dr Susan Weber Gallery tells the story of furniture design and production spanning the past 600 years and displays more than 200 outstanding … Continue reading

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Happy 295th birthday Thomas…

Today would have been the 295th Birthday of Thomas Chippendale. Thomas Chippendale was a London cabinet marker and furniture designer in the mid-Georgian, English Rococo, and Neoclassical styles. In 1754 he published a book of his designs, titled The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director. The … Continue reading

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The Barcelona.

  The Barcelona chair was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich. It was originally designed for the German Pavilion, their entry for the International Exposition of 1929, which was hosted by Barcelona, Spain. The frame was initially designed to be bolted together, but was redesigned … Continue reading

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The Designers: Noguchi.

Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) was one of the twentieth century’s most important and critically acclaimed sculptors.  Through a lifetime of artistic experimentation, he created sculptures, gardens, furniture and lighting designs, ceramics, architecture, and set designs.  His work, at once subtle and … Continue reading

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Snow Day.

Why not take advantage of todays snow day and build something different. Snowmen are ok. Snow angels are fun. And everybody loves a snowball fight. But take some inspiration from Hongtao Zhou. Hongtao Zhou is a designer, artist and researcher … Continue reading

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Million Dollar Chair…

Marc Newson is the most acclaimed and influential designer of his generation. He has worked across a wide range of disciplines, creating everything from furniture and household objects, to bicycles and cars, private and commercial aircraft, yachts, various architectural commissions, … Continue reading

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