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Eames Plastic Side Chair DSW
Eames Plastic Side Chair DSR
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Soft Pad Group EA 219
Aluminium Group EA 119
Eames Plastic Armchair DAR
Aluminium Group EA 117
ID Soft Black Special
Panton Chair
Eames Plastic Armchair RAR
LTR Occasional Table
Soft Pad Group EA 217
Lounge Chair
Lounge Chair & Ottoman - Natural Edition
DSW Promotion Set of 4
Noguchi Coffee Table
Hang It All
EM Table
Aluminium Group EA 107 / EA 108
ID Mesh
Lobby Chair ES 104
ID Trim L
Eames Elephant
Eames Fiberglass Chair DSR
Grand Repos
Eames Plastic Armchair PACC
Wooden Dolls
Plywood Group LCW / LCW Leather
Lounge Chair & Ottoman - White Version
Eames Plastic Side Chair DSX
Eames Fiberglass Chair DSW
Eames Stools
Ball Clock
Tip Ton
Uten.Silo II
AM Chair
Nelson Bench
Uten.Silo I
Panton Chair dark lime Promotion Set of 4
Belleville Armchair Wood
Home Desk
Akari 10A
Eames House Bird
Seat Dots
Akari 45A / 55A / 75A / 120A
Rotary Tray
Unix Chair with Five Star Base
Landi Chair
DKR Wire Chair
Prismatic Table
Marshmallow Sofa
Plywood Group DCW
Sunflower Clock
Coat Dots Set of 3
Eames Wool Blanket - Dot Pattern
Night Clock
ETR Elliptical Table Rod Base
HAL Bar Stool
Cork Family
Girard Classic Trays
Wooden Doll Little Devil
Chaise Tout Bois
Akari 16A
Belleville Chair Outdoor
Wooden Dolls Cat & Dog
ID Trim
Belleville Armchair Outdoor
Petite Potence
Bistro Table Indoor
Akari 1A
Asterisk Clock
Aluminium Group EA 103 / EA 104
HAL Wood
Eames Elephant Small
Eye Clock
ID Trim Conference
Sunflower Clock Black
Sunburst Clock Black
Elephant Stool
Akari UF3-Q
Small Dot Pattern Document Reverse
Diamond Clock
Soft Pad Group EA 207 / EA 208
Akari 1AY
Tripod Clock
Eames House Whale
Akari 3AD
Akari 13A
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Design. Colour. Theory.: Hella Jongerius - I don't have a favourite colour

...Born in De Meern, The Netherlands, on May 30th 1963 Hella Jongerius initially undertook a carpentry apprenticeship before studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven and subsequently establishing her own studio, Jongeriuslab, in 1993, and via which she has realised projects for, and in cooperation with, clients as varied as, and amongst many, many others, Droog Design, Royal Tichelaar Makkum, Galerie Kreo, Maharam, KLM and Vitra... The cooperation with the later achieving a first popular public expression in 2005 with the Polder Sofa, a work which in many regards is also the starting point of I don't have a favourite colour: as a work the Polder Sofa is defined, as Jongerius formulates it, by a, "collage of different textile structures and various tones of a single colour"1, is a work wholly reliant on materials and colours, and a work in the course of whose development, as Eckart Maise, Vitra's, then, Chief Design Officer recalls, Jongerius "complained about our fabric ranges being too technical and limited in options"...

The Historia Supellexalis: "B" for Bouroullec

...And in doing so sowed the seeds of many of their later much celebrated projects; a great many of which only became possible when they were taken under the wing of Fehlbaum der Jüngere, Lord of Vitra, an autonomous commonwealth established by Fehlbaum's ancestors on the strategically important, and most convenient, German-Swiss border, and a commonwealth for which Fehlbaum hired many of the most famed architects of their days to develop buildings intended to be not only practical and meaningful for the Vitronians but also to serve as stimuli for architectural discourse... And a commonwealth in which Ronan et Erwan flourished, their collaborations with the Vitronians realising concepts as diverse as Algae which divides space without dividing space, allows for separation with connection, and which again isn't wizardry, Ronan et Erwan aren't magicians, but diligent designers with a very clear understanding of what they want to achieve, why they want to achieve it, how they want to achieve and with the resilience to (more often than not) get there; Workbays, which aren't, but which can be, and which on account of their modularity and flexibility can also be a meeting room, a tea kitchen, a lounge, a team workbay, an individual workbay, or a combination off all and much more, and can change that which they are when required, thereby allowing any given space to be continually redefined; Vegetal, a chair grown from polyamide as a plant grows from lignin and which re-interprets the French Art Nouveauists desire to transpose florid forms and natural structures into furniture in a much more restrained, reserved, durable, visual expression than was achieved then, without losing the directness or the intimacy of the association; or the Slow Chair which all but does away with the seat as a component of a chair relying solely on the upholstery, and thus recalling memories of the work of the Californian designer Eames Office who had been responsible for so much of the pioneer work in the early days of Vitra, albeit while Eames Office with works such as the Aluminium Chair developed understandings of chairs, with the Slow Chair Ronan et Erwan developed understandings of upholstery...

smow Blog Design Calendar: May 17th 1955 - Charles Eames Granted US Patent 2,708,476 for Furniture Frame Construction

...Saarinen and Eames (with Kaiser's hand) were awarded first prize in the category "Seating for a living room" with a collection which in addition to the "Conversation" armchair and "Relaxation" lounge chair which later became the Vitra Organic and Organic Highback chairs respectively, also featured a sectional sofa concept that has largely vanished, and a side chair... Formally launched in January 1952 at the winter furniture fairs in Chicago and Grand Rapids20 the new Eames Upholstered Wire Chairs made their public debut in the same month in context of a presentation at Macy's in New York, a presentation which not only underscores the important, central, role large department stores played in the dissemination of contemporary furnishing ideas in post-War America, but a presentation which in addition to the wire side chair shells also featured a long since lost wire lounge chair21, a work of which we can find no photographs of in-situ in Macy's; but, if its the same as the experimental model wire lounge chair depicted in the Vitra Design Museum's Eames Furniture Source Book22, it would represent a further development of the 1940 plywood Relaxation chair...

smow Blog Design Calendar: April 30th 1993 - Opening of Citizen Office at the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein

...With the exhibition Citizen Office the Vitra Design Museum staged not only their first conceptual, research based, exhibition, but also one of the first museal reflections on "the world of the office"... In many regards Citizen Office arose as the logical merging of two paths: in the late 1980s Vitra began the, somewhat unfortunately monickered, project "Office Dreams - Dream Offices", which saw them cooperate with designers on developing concepts for "a more attractive, sensual and social office"1, a project largely driven by the, then, Vitra CEO Rolf Fehlbaum, and as a targeted response to evolving realities...

(smow) blog Design Advent Calendar

One of the biggest challenges facing product designers in coming years will undoubtedly be the question of planned obsolescence. For while we genuinely believe that the majority of designers understand their responsibilities in terms of sustainability and...

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