Friday Finds! Vive La France! Innovative and Measured Design

Wall light in polished brass, walnut and white perspex (circa 1960) by Robert Mathieu The 1950s and 60s was a particularly prolific period of optimism and creativity  for French designers. We are seeing more focus on French design of this era and it is definitely a … Continue reading

Friday Finds!

 Fauteuil ’44’  (1957) by Dangles & Defrance at Galerie Pascal Cuisinier, who is showing for the first time at Design Miami/ this year. (click on the photo to link to previous post on Mid-20th century interiors)  Galerie Pascal Cuisinier, booth at Design … Continue reading

Friday Finds!

  Upon reading a story in the NY Times about design  earlier this week we were inspired to contemplate the idea of copying vs. reinterpreting.  These reinterpreted 18th century Chinese vases by Studio Droog’s are part of the New Original Project collection – an … Continue reading

Friday Finds!

This beautiful sculptural portemanteaux designed by Felix Agostini,  straddles the worlds of Art and Design – it can as easily be described as a piece of sculpture as it can a functional piece of design. Sculpturally it has a personal and playful quality, … Continue reading

Friday Finds!

Treasure hunting in Paris on a rainy day ~~   A pair of 1960s Scandinavian teak and rosewood chairs. These exceedingly comfortable chairs carry some recognizable trademarks of midcentury Scandinavian design. The sculptural form of the arms is one and … Continue reading

Friday Finds!

With Paris Photo opening next week, we were excited to see Etienne Bertrand Weill’s  ’Métaforme’  works (1959-1982). These are photographs of  abstract creations through which he recorded the movement of mobiles based on his interpretation of musical structures. They were meant to free … Continue reading

Friday Finds!

Here are some exciting pieces we have spotted this week!  The sensuous and organic form of this contemporary bronze lamp (‘Grande Lyre’) by Philippe Cuny drew us in.  The glow from the bronze is gorgeous. .…  This reclinable chair in … Continue reading

Friday Finds!

  Upon visiting the breathtaking couture exhibition entitled ‘Les Années 50′ now on view at the Musée Galliera here in Paris, we found ourselves discussing how some of the themes and goals we saw in the clothes were being explored in furniture design as well. … Continue reading