Saturday, April 13, 2013

Past, present and future



In the world of design often we find new ideas based (either coincidentally or on purpose) on old ones. The same goes for other aspects of our life, of course, many times what is old is new again, not just our mother’s dress, all of a sudden fashionable again, but even an old love can become new again. But let’s concentrate on design… and play today with similarities in furniture and lighting, at times separated by decades.

Marshmallow sofa by George Nelson, 1956
Borhese Sofa by Noé Duchaufour Lawrance for La Chance, 2012




Sacco by Gatti, Paolini, Teodoro for Zanotta, 1968

Boa by Campana brothers for Edra, 2002




Philippe Starck Zenith chandelier for Baccarat,  2003

Ron Gilad  designs Dear Ingo for Moooi, 2003




Poul Henningsen designed PH Artichoke pendant for Louis Poulsen in 1958

Ingo Maurer designed Zettel’z 6 in 1998




Nesting coffee tables by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina, 1960

Nendo designs Cloud Table for Moroso, 2012




Gala rattan chair by Franco Albini for Bonacina, 1951

Felt chair by Marc Newson for Cappellini, 1993

Now I am wondering: would these new creations have been born without their iconic predecessor? Whatever the answer is I love them all, old and new. What do you think?

©2013 Brillante Interiors writes about new trends, timeless decor, iconic pieces, design ideas, or at times just musing about "a certain Italian way of doing things".

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