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Toio uplighter

Toio uplighter

Toio uplighter by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni.
Flos, Italy 1962.

This lamp celebrates the industrial spirit: its single components — a car headlamp, transformer, electric cable, telescopic stem, metal base — are disclosed in their original form and is still in production.

Enamelled metal base, chrome-plated and telescopic stem, expandable from 160-200 cm.

Via Temporary Addorisio.

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Product Sheet Chair

Product Sheet Chair

Product Sheet Chair by Charlotte Perriand.
France, 1960s.

Via Temporary Addorisio.

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Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand

Charlotte Perriand: From photography to interior design, at the Le Petit Palais, reveals the part played by photography in the creative process of furniture designer, Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999), both as a source of inspiration and sometimes as an actual component of her pieces.

When Perriand joined the Le Corbusier/Pierre Jeanneret studio as furniture design associate in 1928, she at once began using photography for her preliminary studies, then as a means for observing the “laws of nature” and the urban context. This provided her with inspiration for her experiments with forms, materials and spatial arrangements.

“The most important thing to realise is that what drives the modern movement is a spirit of enquiry,” she once said. “It’s a process of analysis and not a style.”

The exhibition runs at the Le Petit Palais until September 18 2011.

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Dash

Via Tokyo Bleep.

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Functional Pots

Functional Pots is an exhibition showcasing fine examples of contemporary ceramics that combine beauty and function. Organised by purveyors of fine contemporary ceramics, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, the show includes works by Walter Keeler, Kaori Tatebayashi, Chris Keenan and New Leach Pottery tableware, and is running at Oxford Town Hall until May 23 2011.

I guess at this point I should declare an interest, given that I am responsible for designing promotional material for the gallery (including the poster shown above) and both their gallery and exhibition websites (developed by my Netsight colleagues) and the more pots you buy, the more work they give me..!

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Moulton

50 years ago, engineering mastermind Alex Moulton debuted his “bicycle of the future,” proving that small wheels could deliver speed. Now, it’s been revived with one of the craziest support systems ever seen, this side of Norman Foster.

Handmade in Bradford-on-Avon, the Moulton Double Pylon takes spaceframe construction to a new level, with stainless steel ‘pylons’ replacing head and seat tubes to combine extra lightness with increased stiffness.

Via Co.Design.

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Black widow

Scarlett’s gonna kick yo’ ass..!

Via Tokyo Bleep.

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Morse Code wine

Henry’s Drive wines are branded along a postal theme. The Morse Code range pays homage to the first electronic mail system. The varietal of each wine is printed on the label in morse code.

Packaging by Parallax Design.

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Think jotter

When IBM CEO Thomas Watson Sr. joined C-T-R in 1914, he brought with him the “THINK” slogan. By the 1930′s, the word had become famous as IBM’s corporate motto. Now it’s an icon tied forever to IBM.

In celebration of it’s centennial year, IBM have released the Think Note Jotter — a slim faux leather note pad with the THINK motto imprinted on the front, IBMers Value imprint on inside cover and IBM logo on the back.

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Braille Rubiks Cube

Rubiks Cube for the blind.

Via Quipsologies.

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