Daily Archives 14th November 2014

PROPORTIONAL DIVISION

Lines can be divided proportional to each other in the manner described above and 340:3 gives the details where AC is to be divided in the same proportion as AB. The method is also useful in dividing a given line into any number of equal parts (as in setting out dovetails) where AB (340:4), which is assumed to be 51/2 units (inches or millimetres) long, has to be divided into four equal parts. AB is first drawn the correct length and AC any convenient length easily divisible by four. Parallel lines from AC will then equally divide AB.

Where a line has to be divided into two equal parts, i. e. bisected, then 340:7 shows the method in which arcs with equal radii are struck from A and B to intersect at C and D, and a vertical line drawn through CD will then bisect AB...

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COMPASSO D’ORO AWARDS

CREATED BY GlO PONTI AND ALDO BORLETTI, THE COMPASSO D’ORO AWARDS BECAME THE MOST COVETED AND PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS IN 20TH-CENTURY FURNITURE DESIGN.

Between —955 and —994, the Castiglionis accumulated nine first prizes and 13 special mentions at the annual Compasso d’Oro (Golden Compass) awards. They collected awards for – among other things – a chair, a hospital bed, headphones, and an espresso machine.

The Compasso d’Oro awards were first distributed in —954 and were soon to become the foremost accolades in Italian design, generating international attention for the products selected...

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Beautiful Charming and Wonderful Bedroom Design with Oak & Cherry Furnishing

Simple elegant and Impressive Bedroom Design with Harmonious Oak Furnishing Choosing among the various available woods can be quite a challenging task, while buying bedroom furniture. Desiring to buy bedroom oak furniture is definitely worthy. Furniture made fromRead More

CASTIGLIONI BROTHERS

THE CASTIGLIONI BROTHERS CREATED A STYLE THAT COMBINED

A REVERENCE FOR EVERYDAY OBJECTS, PROVOCATIVE WIT

AND A RATIONALIST APPROACH TO FUNCTION.

BORN THE SONS of a sculptor in Milan, the Castiglioni brothers – Livio, Pier Giacomo, and Achille – grew up to dominate post-World War II Italian design. Designing everything from vacuum cleaners to table lamps and restaurants, the prolific brothers provided a bridge between the hard-edged Rationalists who came before them and the playful Postmodernists who were to follow.

It was the youngest brother, Achille, who would eventually gain the greatest prominence, but it was the eldest, Livio, who first brought the family to the public’s attention, when he created, along with Luigi Caccia Dominioni and Pier Giacomo, the first Italian radio m...

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Cool Outstanding Impressive and Inspiring Beach Side Villa in Bali

Inspirational Outstanding Beach Villa Eksterior Located in the Bukit Peninsula on the southern cliff of an exotic island in Indonesia known as the Island of Godess, Bali is always attract lots of tourist to come and see the magnificent beauty of an exotic tropicalRead More

Workshop geometry

Some knowledge of elementary geometric drawing is necessary for the preparation of workshop drawings or ‘full sizings’, which are, in effect, accurately drawn full-size outlines of the object to be made, prepared from the smaller scale drawings of the designer. No elaborate equipment is necessary, nor need the setter-out be a skilled draughtsman, but he should understand the principles involved.

EQUIPMENT

Drawings can be made on narrow rods (see Setting out and cutting lists, Chapter 36), on plywood sheets, or on a drawing-board which can be a piece of good-quality ply or laminboard with an outer facing of close-grained timber, planed up truly square on all four edges...

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Cool Creative Innovative Modern Botanist Table and Benches

Cool Creative Innovative Botanist Tables and Benches Botanist collection are consist of cocktail, nesting end table, and bench. They are collaborative the eco-friendly models to make such an innovative multy function table and benches. This adorable innovativeRead More

THE ELDA CHAIR

SERVO RANGE

These pieces are from the A. and PG. Castiglioni Servo range: the Servopluvio umbrella stand is on the left and the Servofumo ashtray on the right. Other items include a coat stand, a towel stand, a book stand, and a service table. 1961-1986. ZAN

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1960s ITALY

identity to using their individual names showed their distaste for the egotism and money-grabbing that they perceived to be gripping the industry.

Not quite as extreme as these groups, but still intent on injecting a more democratic, inclusive element into Italian design, was Joe Colombo. Although his designs were still rooted in the Rationalist principles of Functionalism, they also showed a desire by Colombo to communicate with, as opposed to dictating to, his users. Other designers such as Anna Castelli Ferrieri and Vico Magistretti also took this tack during the 1960s, often employing plastic, a material that inspired new and playful forms.

MOVING FORWARD By the end of the 1960s, with the Italian economy near collapse, much of the unity and confidence of the country’s design industr...

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WORKING DRAWINGS AND SETTING OUT

The book rack set out in isometric projection (336) is turned into an orthographic drawing. A system is used that employs the under­mentioned basic principles.

1 Most furniture is symmetrical about an axis, normally the centre line. Therefore often one half only will provide sufficient information.

2 Where a piece has a feature repeated more than once, to draw in full detail once is sufficient.

3 The craftsman’s prime interest is how the component parts are joined together. Provided the length of the component is clearly indicated, it is the joints and the intersections between pieces that really matter.

4 A drawing such as figure 337 is intended for workshop use only, and can be written on, sketched on, and used as a visual diary of ideas.

5 Where the drawing is made in the workshop by t...

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