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?

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8 comments: said...

Striking resemblance, fascinating parallels.

Jacqueline said...

This is what I call modern art. The style, shape and materials used are very edgy. This is going to be perfect for any modern contemporary houses today. My favorite is the chair. The rattan looks amazing!

Karen Albert said...

Love the red braided rug, way cool! Great finds,Albarosa!

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Jessica Weston said...

Brilliant art!!!!I would say these interiors are beyond imagination, which means a new invention or a creativity.....These type of interior furniture takes interior designing to the next level.......Thanks a lot for sharing

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Suzanne said...

Awesome creativity....Among all, Cloud Table, Borhese Sofa and Felt Chair are my favorite, which according to me is looking very unique...I too agree with the fact that "what is old is new again".......Keep sharing

Robert Vernon said...

Many firms develop mesh back chair designs and offer in different prices. I hope you will post some president chair designs in your next blog.

Atkinson Page said...

Love the yellow chair in the bottom right, very strange look but cool.

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