Launched in 1988, the Olympus O-Product was an aluminium bodied, 35mm compact camera, featuring a detachable strobe unit and a bold geometric design based on circles and a square, making it reminiscent of hardware from the 1920s and ’30s. It was sold as a pre-ordered limited edition of 10,000 units in Japan and 10,000 overseas.
Available in 1800 mm or 2400 mm lengths, with doors, drawers or open compartments, the cabinets are veneered in elm, with surfaces finished either with a clear lacquer, or a fine white or telegrey matt varnish that looks and feels like raw porcelain.
Showing at IMM Cologne 2011.
With six bedrooms, a 15m infinity pool and views over the Andaman Sea the residence can be booked for $2000 to $4500 per day, depending on the season.
Renowned for their stylistic purity and respect for materials, Antoine Philippon and Jacqueline Lecoq created functional furniture in great numbers throughout the 1950’s and 60’s.
Shown here (from top):
Multifunctional furniture, 1958-59 — TV, record-player and bar.
Cabinet, 1962 — mahogany, white formica, chromed steel legs.
Bureau, 1960 — palissander wood, aluminium and glass.