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Inspiration

Inspiration

When artistic creation seems to have lost all function and interest, creativity and inspiration are now in the design.

Or perhaps it is the new art?

 

 

 

SEVEN Table, 2016

GAMADECOR

PORCELANOSA Group

SEVEN table GAMADECOR PORCELANOSA - EO DESIGN

Simple and with a strong visual impact.

 

GAMADECOR/SEVEN table

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ACORN Armchair, 2015

VISILEK STUDIO

ACORN armchair VISELEK STUDIO - EO DESIGN

Extraordinary design, truly inspiring.

 

VISILEK STUDIO/ACORN armchair

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NOMOS Table, 1986

Norman Foster

Nomos table Norman Foster - EO DESIGN

Table belonging to the furniture "Nomos", chrome steel structure and glass top, 1986. The legs are adjustable so that the height can be varied ...1

 

Wikipedia/Norman Foster

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GRAFFITI Shelves, 1984

Rodney Kinsman

Graffiti shelves Rodney Kinsman - EO DESIGN

To install it, you do not need a drill, dowels, or screws, as it simply rests against the wall. Rubber parts, similar to the handlebars of bicycles, prevent the shelves from slipping.1

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Table, early 50s

Ico Paris

Ico Parisi table - EO DESIGN

The support structure is the main element in the design of these tables. The organic design, sometimes of great dynamism, leaves the floor and ascends branching, until arriving at the top, multiplying the support points or anchorage points of it. The visual lightness of these three-dimensional structures is accentuated as the contact points with the floor and the anchorage points to the top are reduced to sharp points. Like everything beautiful, they catch our look and captivate it.

 

Table created in the early fifties. It was one of the first Italian furniture to be produced in the United States.1

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EAMES Chair, 1950

Charles y Ray Eames

Eames chair - EO DESIGN

Designed for the "Low-Cost Furniture Design" competition organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1950.

 

 

MINUTOS DE ARQUITECTURA/Silla EAMES

Wikipedia/Chales & Ray Eames

EAMES OFFICIAL SITE

Living edge/EAMES

 

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HARDOY Chair, 1938

Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, Antonio Bonet y Juan Kurchan

Hardoy chair - EO DESIGN

The so-called "Hardoy chair", rounded steel skeleton with linen seat. The model picks up an earlier design that, as early as 1877, had been patented by Joseph Barly Fenby. It was first built at the beginning of the century in wood and was presented at the Universal Exhibition of San Luis in 1904. Around 1940, the Argentine architect and designer Ferrari-Hardoy developed, in collaboration with other artists, this well known metal version. After World War II it became one of the most successful models of the Knol company. 1

 

 

BIG BKF/history of BIG BKF

Wikipedia/Butterfly chair

Knoll/Jorge Ferrari Hardoy

Página 12/El birus moviliario del BKF

SHEILA ZELLR INTERIORS/Metamorphosis Into A Butterfly Chair

 

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ZIG ZAG Chair, 1932-34

Gerrit Rielveld

Zig Zag chair Gerrit Rielveld - EO DESIGN

Seat with back and leg, a single shape repeated twice. Only one material, cherry wood.

 

Plataforma arquitectura/Silla Zig Zag – Gerrt Rietveld

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Black Lab/Exhibición: “BAUHAUS LIVE” en la ARAM GALLERY

Exhibtion Bauhaus Live - ARAM Gallery - EO DESIGN

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BARCELONA Armchair, 1929

Mies van der Rohe

Sillon BARCELONA Mies van der Roche - EO DESIGN

 

The Barcelona Armchair, together with the bean bag chair, were designed by Mies van der Rohe for the German Pavilion at the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition. 

"Less is more," Mies van der Rohe's most famous maxim is reflected in these two pieces. The supporting structure is reduced to two thin and elegant curved lines that intersect and get confused into the reflection of the chrome surface; so that the cushions appear to be floating in the air. The cushions, of traditional finish, are flat and simple volumes that combine the modern and the artisanal.

 

 

Wikipedia/ Barcelona Pavilion Knoll/Barcelona chair

Knoll/Barcelona chair

 

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TUBE D'AVION Table, modelo LC6, 1928

Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret y Charlotte Perriand

Table Tube dAvion Le Corbusier - EO DESIGN

The conceptual idea of the horizontal plane as a support surface for writing, eating ... finds in the glass an ideal functional solution.

Le Corbusier believed that the materials and products of the industry were well suited for the modern housing equipment. They were functional, practical and had no unnecessary ornament.1

 

Wikipedia/Le corbusier

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Desk, 1928

René Herbst

Desk Rene Herbst - EO DESIGN

The diaphanous space under the desk is the main element of this design. In this space the wooden footrest is suspended, just like the desk itself, by a subtle and elegant metal structure, which tries to disappear after its own reflection and leave the space empty.

 

Female desk presented at the "Exhibition of bureaux de dames" which took place in Paris in 1928.1

 

Wikipedia/René Herbst

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WASSILY Chair, 1925

Marcel Breuer

Wassily chair Marcel Breuer - EO DESIGN

 

As in other early steel models, continuous nickel tube was used, but chrome tube was soon used to achieve 'Pure and gleaming lines in the inner space'. Marcel Breuer explained: ' In this shiny wavy line, not only a symbol of technique was was seen, but the technique itself'. In the early 60's, the Italian Dino Gavina managed to obtain from Marcel Breuer the rights to manufacture this chair. In Italy it is traditional that the furniture has its name and "Wasily" was born from model B3, as it appeared in the 20's catalog. This name was in memory of Wassily Kandisky, who was a teacher at la Bauhaus. Breuer had designed the chair for him.1

 

 

Wikipedia/Wassily Chair

Wikipedia/Marcel Breuer

Wikipedia/Vasili Kandinski

Wikipedia/Bauhaus

 

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ALBERS BOOKCASE, 1923

Josef Albers

Albers bookcase - EO DESIGN

Albers poses in this bookstore a vision of the Cartesian space. It makes an allegory to its properties of continuity and infinity by an indefinition of the positions of its elements within a marked vertical symmetry.

 

 

Wikipedia/Josef Albers

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RED AND BLUE Chair, 1917

Gerrit Rietveld

Red blue chair Gerrit Rietveld 1917 - EO DESIGN

Rietveld proposes as a structural and formal rule of this design the use of three unique concepts: straight lines (black), planes and simple volumes. The lines exceed their own volume (yellow) with cartesian perpendicularity. And it seeks, in an experimental attempt, the ergonomics and the comfort in the inclination of the two support planes. (blue and red).

Rietveld was convinced that the chairs, tables and cabinets he built would become "abstract-real sculptures in the inner space of the future."1

 

 

Wikipedia/Red and Blue Chair

Wikipedia/Gerrit Rietveld

 

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HILL HOUSE Chair, 1903

Charles Rennie Mackintosh 

Hill House chair Charles Rennie Mackintosh - EO DESIGN

Mackintosh makes this chair, as a unique piece, for the bedroom of the Helensburg Hill Houseen Villa. (Glasgow).

The chair was placed between two white cabinets, ... it had not been designed to serve as a seat but, at best, to put on the top hat, the hard neck and the cufflinks.1

 

Wikipedia/Carles Rennie Mackintosh

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Music Room Chair, 1899

Richard Riemerschmid

Music Room Chair Riemerschmid - EO DESIGN

Riemerschmid presents a chair without arms so that the musicians had more freedom of movement. Structurally, in search of rigidity and stability, it props up the effort that receives the backrest by tilting the back legs and tightening diagonally the front legs from the back with a very elegant curved shape. In a design in which no part is superfluous and all details are adapted to constructive and structural needs, it maintains the aesthetic taste of Modernism in harmony with its destiny.

Oak chair designed for the Music Room of the Dresden exhibition of 1899 ... The chair was declared as the most successful seat of German modernism.1

 

 

Wikipedia/Richard Riemerschmid

VILLA STUCK/Music room chair

 

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Wooden folding chair

Wooden folding chair - EO DESIGN

Popular and humble, it is a functional design with the charm that brings you the natural material.

 

Wikipedia/Folding chair

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1 Diseño del mueble en el siglo XX.  Klaus-Jürgen Sembach, Gabriele Leuthäuser y Peter Gösel. Editorial TASCHEN. 1989.

 

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