Daily Archives 12th November 2014

Projections commonly used


The standard method of representing a three­dimensional object in two-dimensional form, i. e. as a scale drawing on one plane, is by ortho – graphic projection in which related views give the various aspects, viz.:

Plan Representation of the object on the horizontal plane, i. e. looking down.

Front and side elevations Representation of the object on the vertical plane, i. e. level with the eyes.

Section The object cut through either on the horizontal or the vertical plane to show details which would not be visible in simple outlines of plan and elevation...

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Hinged sections

make it possible to fold the screen up for storage.

The circles have been made by punching holes in the plywood screen panel.

DESPITE BEING NEIGHBOURING nations, France and Germany displayed stark differences in their attitudes towards Modern design. It was in Germany that Modernism started after World War I, while across the border new developments were met with deep – seated suspicion. Although the polarity of these attitudes was not as pronounced in the post-World War II era (many of the key figures of the Bauhaus had, after all, fled Germany), telling disparities remained.

In France, the appeal of Modernism had had little impact by the start of the 1950s. The country’s Ministry of Commerce attempted to stimulate

interest in Rational...

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BETWEEN 1945 AND 1970, Japan underwent a radical transformation, changing from a predominantly rural nation into a formidable industrial superpower. The products most readily associated with industrial Japan are cars and electronic consumer goods, but the sweeping changes also affected the country’s furniture industry.

A traditional Japanese home had contained relatively little furniture, with most people sitting on tatami mats and using minimal storage space. This lifestyle was typical until the 1950s, when Western ways, primarily learnt from the American troops that occupied Japan between 1945 and 1952, began to exert an ever-increasing influence on Japanese society...

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Apart from the setting out on the paper, putting on the dimensions is the most difficult aspect of technical drawing. Figure 330A illustrates some of the drawing conventions recommended.

If should be noted that:

1 Dimension lines are placed well clear of the part dimensioned.

2 The figures read straight down from the top, or from left to right.

3 Smaller dimensions are shown inside larger dimensions.

4 Except where unavoidable, no dimensions appear on the actual piece drawn.

Three recognized conventions to indicate the limits of any dimensions are shown:

A Arrow heads at the end of the dimension line.

B A dot where the dimension line and the limit line cross.

C A short line at 45 degrees instead of a dot at the intersection.

A convention to show a wood screw is also shown.

A further...

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In a country still suffering the aftereffects of war, the Festival of Britain provided a chance to look forward to the future.

Chigwell armchair By Robin Day for the Festival of Britain, this chair is made of plywood and wood veneer. 1950. H:66cm (26in); W:89.5cm (35Ain).

Emblem of the Festival of Britain

This emblem was chosen from several that were submitted in a competition.

This sideboard has two cupboard doors on each side of a bank of drawers; the frame is birch veneer. The case is raised on splayed, aluminium legs. The use of cast – and sheet-aluminium gives a futuristic look. 1945-46. H:86cm (333Ain); W:135cm (54in); D:40cm (153Ain).


IN 1948, THE MODERN British furniture industry received a welcome boost when Clive Latimer and Robin Day’s s...

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Draughtsmanship and workshop geometry

The drawing office

Technical drawings are the link between the designer and the producer (even if they are the same person).

1 They force the designer to make a clear statement of what he really has in mind.

2 They force the craftsman to decide exactly how the components of the construction are going to be put together.

3 As the drawings are made they point to problems before expensive materials are cut or time is wasted on unsatisfactory construction.

4 By the drawings the whole production routine can be planned before work starts.


Modern practice is to use transparent plastic, fibre, or aluminium for T-square blades. For use in the workshop, and for ‘full sizing’ on sheets of plywood, a fibre bladed T-square, such as sold for school blackboard use, is ideal.

Clear plastic set s...

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and across a range of disciplines.


An early design, this floor lamp is made of a tall, rectangular glass case and ten light bulbs spaced in pairs and at intervals. It stands on a round brass base, c.1935. H:168cm (66/sin). DOR


This exotic wood veneer sideboard has asymmetrical open shelves surrounding a drop-front cabinet. The cabinet base has four doors and tapered legs. W:200cm (783/5in). SDR


1891 Born in Milan.

1923 Becomes artistic director of Richard Ginori ceramics.

1928 Co-founds Domus magazine.

1933 Made artistic director of the company Gio Ponti Fontana Arte.

1936 Begins teaching at the Politecnico di Milano.

1936 Complete...

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Where new work has to be fitted to existing work or built to specific dimensions, as, for instance, built-in cupboards or panelling, on­site measurements must be taken. Assuming that an interior has to be measured (329:1), individual details should not be measured separately, but a running total should be preserved. Where corners or angles occur then templates should be made up from slat-wood (329:2), screwed together and carefully numbered; they can. then be unscrewed, bundled and reassembled in the workshop. Curves or irregular shapes can be scribed by fitting a waste piece of plywood, etc...

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