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Eileen Gray tables

Eileen Gray tables

De Stijl side table, 1922 (top) and E1027 table, 1927, both by modernist architect and designer Eileen Gray (1878 – 1976)

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The Open University has created a fun series of short animated introductions to six of the most important movements in design history. Starting with the Gothic Revival, it looks at the Arts and Crafts movement, Bauhaus, Modernism, American Industrial Design, and  Postmodermism.

Via The Casual Optimist.

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Isokon

Isokon

The Isokon building in Hampstead, designed in the 1930’s by Wells Coates for Jack and Molly Pritchard and named after their ground breaking furniture business. Famous residents included Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Moholy-Nagy. Restored in 2003 it is now Grade 1 listed.

Go here for an insider’s peek into the restored Isokon building.

Via Michael Harrison.

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De Stijl Magazine

De Stijl, Dutch for “The Style” was published from 1917-1920 as a document to the Dutch-founded artistic movement which ran from 1917-1930. Published by Theo van Doesburg, De Stijl is considered an essential document of the time.

Every issue of De Stijl (1917-1920) available online as a PDF archive here.

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A room for working

Taken from A House to Live With: Paul Rand in Esquire 1953.

Via this isn’t happiness.

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Studio Laucke Siebein

Studio Laucke Siebein

Plenty of solid print work to be found over at Studio Laucke Siebein, along with photographs of their nicely appointed workspace.

Studio Laucke Siebein

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Geigy

Great graphic design circa 1940-1970, from the Swiss chemical company, Geigy.

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Max Bill : Junghans Watch

Clarity of design makes this timeless watch an archetypal beauty.  Designed by Swiss architect and designer Max Bill for Junghans.

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Bubble Chair

Via may the circle remain unbroken on Flickr.

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Jung + Wenig

Solid work in the portfolio of design studio Jung + Wenig.

Via AisleOne.

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