Daily Archives 13th November 2014

LUIGI COLANI

A DESIGNER WHO WOULD ANTICIPATE THE CULT OF CELEBRITY,

Luigi Colani embodied the anti-Rationalism of the 1960s.

Gleefully pointing out to anyone who would listen that he always refused to use a ruler, Luigi Colani epitomized the anti-Rationalist spirit that was characteristic of

Luigi Colani

much German design in the 1960s.

Born Lutz Colani in Berlin in 1928, Colani changed his name from Lutz to Luigi in an effort to make himself sound less German. It is not surprising, therefore, that Colani studied and lived abroad. He studied aerodynamics at the Sorbonne in Paris, and then worked for the Douglas Aircraft Company in California for a short time.

In the late —950s, Colani returned to his homeland, where he immediately caused a sensation with his futuristic automobile and motorbik...

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AXONOMETRIC PROJECTION

This is a variation of isometric projection, sometimes known as ‘bird’s-eye’ perspective, as it gives more of a downward view (333:4). The true plan is first drawn to scale at angles of 45° and 45° or 30° and 60° to the horizontal, and the verticals projected from it. This projection is chiefly used for interiors, and it is interesting to note that the base of the socket housing in the plinth only becomes visible with this method.

Distortion is great and obvious. This pro­jection is sometimes refered’to as isometric.

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Isometric projection

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1960s FRANCE AND GERMANY

DJINN CHAIR

The height and width of the chair’s back envelop the user, shutting out the surrounding environment.

The glossy surface of the chair adds to the eye-catching nature of the chair’s design.

The sculptural form of the

chair shows that Rancillac was primarily an artist, rather than a furniture designer.

Undulations in the surface

provide support for the body and showcase new techniques for moulding plastics.

The part of the chair intended to support the legs mimics the trunk of an elephant.

The seat and back of this chair are of fabric stretched over a polyurethane-and-metal frame on metal runners. Designed by Olivier Mourgue for Airborne and originally produced in 1965, this example is a later issue. c.1970. BonBay

This armc...

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Inpirative Unique Cool and Fascinating Beautiful Wall Stickers By Harmonie

Artistic and Inspiring Unique Cool Wall Sticker 3 A wonderful Lovely Unique wall stickers can be another choose to give more accent to your walls. Rather than  you are using the wallpaper that will cost you more money, this wall stickers is really a simple wayRead More

1960s SCANDINAVIA

WIRE CONE CHAIR

The chromed, steel-wire frame of this chair is of conical form, centred at the chair’s base and fanning out as it rises to make the seat and chair structure. The chair’s seat and back

ON VISITING AN EXHIBITION of Scandinavian design in 1959, Danish designer Poul Henningsen declared that there were “many skills and much elegance” on display, “but not one dangerous object”. Henningsen might have been infamous for his outspoken criticism of fellow designers, but there was some truth in his suggestion that much Scandinavian design of the late 1950s was produced purely with the aim “of being sold to America”.

By the late 1950s, Scandinavian design had, in many ways, become a victim of its own success...

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ISOMETRIC PROJECTION

Isometric is a simple and mechanical way of producing a pictorial representation. Ortho­graphic projections of one kind or another make the most efficient type of drawing from which to work, but the final appearance of the completed piece is often somewhat hidden. This method gives a closer approximation to the visual appearance (333:3). For normal work the sides are inclined at an angle of 30° using the 30° set-square, but the angles can be varied within wide limits, using, for instance, 20° for the front elevation, and 40° or 50° for the side elevation— actual experience alone is the only true guide to the most satisfactory angle of representation for any particular view...

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UP5 CHAIR

MALITTE SEATING SYSTEM

This seating system is made up of five sculpted polyurethane – foam blocks that stack up to a square wall when not in use. Four of the blocks are individual seats, while the fifth one serves as an ottoman. Designed by Roberto Matta. 1966. H:160cm (63in); W:160cm (63in); D:65cm (24%in). WKA

LIFESTYLE SEATING

Designers of the 1960s often saw themselves as pioneers of a new, progressive lifestyle – a key reason for their experimentation with modes of seating. Andrea Branzi, a radical Italian designer, explained that his colleagues’ work “undermines traditional relationships with the house and instead proposes objects with autonomous functions that should promote new types of behaviour”.

Roberto Matta’s Malitte system (1966) was just the sort of autonomous ob...

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OBLIQUE PROJECTION

The elevation of the object is drawn to scale and parallel to the observer, as in orthographic projection, but receding lines, i. e. the sides of the plinth not visible in 331:1, are drawn at a convenient angle 30°, 45°, or 60° according to the set-square available. Figure 331:1 shows the plinth side drawn at an angle of 45°. If the receding lines are short the angle should be fairly large; if they are long the angle should be acute, otherwise an exaggerated effect is produced. Figure 333:2 gives the effect achieved by drawing the side to half the scale of the front, which gives a more pleasing appearance, but a warning notice should be

331 Orthographic projection

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Elegant Impressive and Stylish Dining Room Decoration Idea for Minimalist Space

Trendy Impressive And Stunning Small Dining Design Idea With Beautiful Chic Dining Set A minimalist home is associated with limited space at each room so the furniture that used at minimalist home should be small and fit with the home style. And this sweet fancyRead More

EXPERIMENTS IN SEATING

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COCONUT CHAIR

Nelson’s Coconut chair has a moulded-plastic, fibreglass – reinforced shell that is raised on a four-legged, tubular-chrome base. The foam seat is upholstered in red fabric. Designed by George Nelson for The Herman Miller Furniture Company 1955. H:84cm (33in); W:44cm (17Ш; D:84cm (33in). SDR

BY CREATING NEW, INFORMAL SEATING THAT GAVE THE USER FLEXIBILITY AND FREEDOM, post-war designers redefined the chair.

HARP CHAIR

This chair has a solid ash frame with three curved legs and is reminiscent of Viking ships. The seat and back are made from taut flag line, which lends the chair a sculptural quality Designed by Jorgen Hovelshov for Christensen & Larsen. 1968. H:131cm (5Шп). SDR

LA CHAISE

The seat and back of the chair are made from moulded fibreglas...

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