Who’s ready to go back to the office full time? Well, we might not be there yet, but how about this Flank Lloyd Wright collection of office furniture from Steelcase? The original furniture from FLW was designed for the SC Johnson Corporation. Today’s collection includes re-introductions of these pieces and new designs “rooted in Frank Lloyd Wright’s principles”. We’re inspired. If only we could get the office manager to fit the bill.
Cobra Studios Art Deco Transformation The future of the ideal post covid office space is still TBD. But, if we can expect it to look anything like this futuristic 30’s Art Deco transformation in Belgium by @cobra_studios, we’re in! Thanks to @_sightunseen_ for turning us onto this.
Cobra studios is a Brussels based creative studio founded by Kenny Decommer and Hugues Delaunay. Cobra studios is created to counterbalance the current furniture and design scene. Based on a post-modernistic aesthetic, the goal is to collide geometrical shapes in order to create new usable volumetrics. Transparency, translucency and opacity are countered to create sculptural pieces. Contradiction is key, the world is boring, let’s indulge the pieces with colour. Hard shapes need to collide with soft touches. The pieces need to be minimalistic yet very decorative. Every piece needs to withstand time and art movements. Cobra Studios tends towards creating a world of its own, a certain form of light living, naïve but such fun.
“To create, one must first question everything” Eileen Gray
Not long ago we had the privilege of staying at a private residence in the South of France in a little medieval town called Roquebrune. This gorgeous property has exquisite private gardens which overlook Monaco and the Mediterranean Sea, and, boasts past visitors like Princess Grace and Audrey Hepburn. A visit to the beach below is where we came across what we knew in our bones to be a significant architectural modern home.
You’ll be more familiar with the table that was created to go into the house. You know the one: circular glass top with a chrome frame. It’s quite an accomplishment that this iconic design is hugely popular a century later. Eileen Gray created the design for this table in the 1920’s for the very home we saw perched above the Mediterranean Sea. Known as E-1027, she designed the home for herself to live in. The house still stands today. It is currently owned by a national preservation association and is available for guided tours.
Eileen Gray designed a series of furniture prototypes for the house, among them the small side table which became Gray’s most famous furniture design. She is said to have designed this table for her sister Thora to allow her to have breakfast in bed when visiting.
Our young(ish) minds were awestruck when first visiting the Bradbury building downtown. Built in 1893, the fairly non-descript exterior gives way to a steam punk dreamscape of futuristic open bird cage elevators, wrought iron grillwork and an awe inspiring glass ceiling. And, yes, of course, it was featured in Bladerunner. Now, however, the private club, Neuehouse, has commission The Design Agency to create a 21st Century homage in the form of the Wyman Bar located inside the building. For a limited time, it seems like non members can partake in some 19th Century style revelry.
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