Daily Archives 6th November 2014

JEANNERET AND PERRIAND

Although they were not as famous as Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand influenced some of his most renowned designs.

B306 chaise longue This day bed is made from chrome-plated tubular steel with rubber stretchers and leather upholstery. Often attributed to Le Corbusier alone, it was also the work of Perriand and Jeanneret. Designed in 1928, this is a Cassina re-issue from the 1960s. H:70.5cm (2814in); L:160cm (64in); W:49.5cm (1934in). QU

Perriand left Le Corbusier’s office in the late
1930s and went on to forge a successful career as
an independent architect and designer. She spent
much of the 1940s collaborating with companies
in Japan, although she briefly returned to work
with Le Corbusier in the 1950s, helping him with
the interiors of his Unite d...

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OYSTER-SHELL VENEERING

Thin slices about 1/16 in (1.5 mm) thick cut transversely from the branches of lignum vitae, olive, laburnum, mulberry or walnut to yield an oyster-shell effect were often used in traditional furniture. The oysters can be cut and stacked with wood spacers between and weighted down, or short lengths of branch wood buried in dry sand, but the seasoning must be very gradual and prolonged if splitting and casting are to be avoided. They were either trimmed square or to an octagonal shape, carefully matched, coated with glue size to stop absorption, with a glued cover paper over to prevent them curling, and laid between cauls. Figure 301:7 shows the usual method of matching up but there is no reason why oysters of different sizes should not be laid in a random build-up (301:8)...

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Artistic Gorgeous And Impressive Interior Design of Imam Khomeini Mosque in Isfahan

Wonderful And Aesthetic Entrace Interior Design of Imam Khomeini Mosque in Isfahan This gorgeous mosque id located in the most humble President ever in the world of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. This miracles and gorgeous mosque design in blue artistic mosaic tiles withRead More

LE CORBUSIER

LE CORBUSIER’S BOLD, MINIMALIST ARCHITECTURE AND INDUSTRIAL^LOOKING FURNITURE UNIQUELY CAPTURED THE FORWARD-LOOKING IDEALS OF THE EARLY MODERNISTS.

LE CORBUSIER The artist is in his studio in Rue Jacob, Paris. A prolific writer, he also co-founded and produced the influential design journal, LEsprit Nouveau. 1931.

LC-6 DINING OR CONFERENCE TABLE AND LC-7 SWIVEL CHAIR These two pieces were designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand. The glass-topped table is adjustable in height to a range of approximately 5cm (2in). It was designed in 1929 and manufactured by Thonet.

IF ONE MAN WERE SAID TO EPITOMIZE the spirit of the early Modern movement in architecture and design, it would be Le Corbusier...

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Marquetry-work

This was a later development of true inlay or intarsia-work, and the rendering was always much freer with scrolls, bunches of flowers, etc. covering the ground/substrate. Veneers or materials in veneer thickness are used, the pattern cut out, assembled and laid as a single sheet on a suitable ground. Professional cutters have evolved their own methods for the work is highly specialized, and while a good general craftsman could no doubt easily master the techniques of cutting and laying, the art lies in the preparation of the design and the selection, matching and shading of the veneers.

Cutting and laying marquetry-work

A full-size drawing of the design is necessary, done with a continuous fine line and coloured to represent the actual veneers used...

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EILEEN GRAY

Architect and furniture-designer, Eileen Gray created Reductionist pieces

OF FURNITURE THAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST REMARKABLE OF THE MODERN PERIOD.

radical for its time. Built with an open-plan interior, it also gave Gray the opportunity to re-appraise her approach to furniture.

The furniture designs that Gray created for E1027 are among her most successful. Viewing items of furniture as components in the larger “machine” of the house, she developed an immensely practical style that was the very definition of form following function.

The economy of line and flexibility of such pieces as the E1027 side table and the Transat chair make them among the most remarkable works of the Modern era.

Throughout the rest of her long life (she died in 1976),

Gray worked in this Reductionist ...

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INLAY LINES, BANDINGS, ETC

It is a little sad that inlaid lines and bandings are no longer used in modern furniture, for they add great richness and a touch of welcome colour. Figure 302:1 shows various traditional examples, and 302:2-5 the method of assembly in which composite blocks are built up of layers of contrasting woods and veneers and then sliced as in 302:3, with a special planer or swage – set circular saw projecting only sufficiently above the saw-table to cut the thickness. Reproduction-work still makes use of these bandings, and those usually available from marquetry and veneer suppliers include 1/16 in (1.5 mm) boxwood and blackwood strings, 1/8 in (3 mm) boxwood, blackwood and rose inlay lines, three-line bandings box/black/box and box/rose/box, and some patterned bandings, viz...

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FRANCE 1

IN 1925, THE FRENCH opened a grand international exhibition entitled the Exposition des Arts Decoratifs et Industries Modemes (Decorative and Modern Industrial Arts Exhibition). Although the exhibition promised to showcase the modern and industrial arts, it instead highlighted just how much the French still favoured opulence and decoration. Instead, it was the Russians and a young, Swiss – born architect named Le Corbusier who showed the public the inspiring new designs the organizers had promised.

The Russian designer Konstantin Melnikov’s Soviet Pavilion was a striking design in the Constructivist style, while Le Corbusier’s Pavilion de I’Esprit Nouveau was a stark exercise in rational geometry...

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Stylish Trendy And Absolutely Impressive Modern Dining Room Idea With Relaxing Atmosphere

Trendy Relaxing And Awesome Modern Dining Room Decoration Idea With Colorful Abstract Wall Art A contemporary dining room is the latest and the most stylish dining room decoration with its trendy furnishing that offers the relaxing atmosphere so the contemporaryRead More

GERMANY 1

OF ALL THE COUNTRIES in Europe, Germany was the most committed to Modern design. The reasons for this are many, but can be boiled down to two: firstly, World War I had a particularly destructive impact on Germany, thus kindling a desire amongst the people to move on; secondly, the central ideas of Modernism – most significantly, the union of art and industry – had their origins in the existing cultural heritage of the Deutscher Werkbund (DWB), formed in Munich in 1907.

EARLY INFLUENCES

Founder members of the DWB, such

as Richard Riemerschmid, Josef Maria

Olbrich, and Peter Behrens, aimed to engender discussion between designers and manufacturers...

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