Posts filed under ‘Design’
To mark Charles Eames’ 100 birthday, his grandson Eames Demetrios put together this presentation. My favorite part is around the 4 minute mark where he shows a bunch of slides of prototypes designed by Eames but never produced.
Style Like U is an fantastic new video blog site that features people talking about clothing in their closets. The interviews are entertaining, candid and often reveal the real emotions and memories that we attach to the things we wear.
Susan Cianciolo’s interview is my favorite so far.
Images have surfaced from an underground fashion scene in East Germany in the early 80′s. Considered a lifeless, drab and highly policed country at the time, the photos of the period show a different style of life.
We stumbled on this George Nelson-designed wall unit at an antique mall in Seattle. Futuristically dubbed the Omni System, the wall units were a precursor to the better known, Herman Miller produced, CSS System. The system was designed to hold and showcase acquisitions in a new consumer-centric culture, with an emphasis on modular storage. Inspired by more industrial shelving units like those in drug stores, the Omni System was produced by Aluminum Extrusions. Amazingly enough, this entire thing fit into our Fit.
Read the inelegantly named George Nelson: The Design of Modern Design this past weekend and came upon this image of a sun shade that Nelson designed for home of William E. Dunlap. Dunlap was the owner of Aluminum Extrusions, a Michigan-based company that produced Nelson’s original modular wall storage unit — the Omni System. When he commissioned Nelson’s office to design the interior of his home, Nelson found these sheets of punched stainless steel scrap that were the remains from a set of knives he’d designed and set them in redwood. I think it shows a brilliant reuse of materials and a clever way of imprinting Nelson’s mark on the project.