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The form factor of chandeliers has grown ever bulkier since its first iteration. What started out as a simple overhead platform to hold candles has steadily grown more ornate, gaudier and heavier. The addition of incandescent bulbs and glass diffusers has eliminated the form-follows-function elegance of the original design. Now
The original medieval overhead candle holder is a brilliant piece of "form follows function." We're thrilled to announce we've uncovered original documentation, and even sketches, of a design meeting from the Middle Ages concerning the development of this object. Industrial designers Marcus Chandelier and Phil Ips worked as lighting designers
Furniture dimensions don't come out of the air. They come out of heavy research that, thankfully, a lot of people have already done for us and written books on; if you're a designer, you ought have a copy of one of these books (see bottom of this entry). While these reference bibles of human dimensions haven't yet been updated to account for us supersized Americans, they still provide a good jumping-off point for determining rough dimensions, angles and heights.
In the last MCM Furniture Design History post, we mentioned that Kaare Klint founded the furniture design department at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1924 and influenced the next generation of Danish furniture designers. The designer in this week's MCM Pick of the Week, Kai Kristiansen, is
This small, two door teak credenza was designed by Kai Kristiansen for Feldballes Møbelfabrik in the 1960s. Originally, this piece would most likely have been paired with a modular wall unit. These are typically found in small flats in and around city centers like Copenhagen, being used as hallway or
After I finished building a pedestal table based on the Hancock Shaker Table, I thought I'd try a finishing system I hadn't used before. I went with the 3-part oil-and-wax finish made by Masterpiece Wood Finish. Here I'll share my experience with it. Deciding if This Finish is Right for
Dauphin seeks an entry level (December 2016 graduate or May 2017 graduate) Interior Designer who has a passion for furniture to join the design team in Boonton, NJ. The ideal individual should be well versed in Interior Design, but have a passion for 3D environment modeling and rendering. This
As far as themes go, "DESIGN is...?" might be as open-ended as they come. If the vast majority of the 650 young designers exhibiting in SaloneSatellite 2017 are any indication, design is stuff you put in your house, with few deviations from furniture and lighting at the far end of
Here we'll go into Mid Century Mobler's MCM Pick of the Week, Kaare Klint's Safari Chair. An early example of flatpack furniture, this chair, designed in the peacetime between two world wars, has its roots in military campaigns. The DesignerKaare Klint is known as the father of the Danish Modern
I have been researching what type of furniture the Average Joe, early American had in their home. These pieces were built to fulfill a need and not to show off status. Oftentimes they were built quickly, in between other projects necessary to survive like fences to keep livestock in, a
This Safari Chair is one of the first pieces of Danish modern design from one of the masters of the era, Kaare Klint. Rud Rasmussen's factory is still in business in the Norrebro neighborhood of Copenhagen and still crafts these chairs in the same way they have since the 1930s.
I will never tire of looking inside artists' studios. Check out visual artist Tenka Gammelgaard's Copenhagen digs: In addition to the beauty of Gammelgaard's space and work, how killer is that lamp? Designed by Ron Gilad for Dutch brand moooi in 2003, it's called the Dear Ingo. (That's a tip
This beautiful mid century modern vanity hails from Denmark, and was crafted sometime in the late 1950s. Nothing is known about its designer or manufacturer, as it's unmarked, but the build quality is exceptional, and that is reflected in the exposed joinery on the legs and throughout the case. An
My sister-in-law is moving into a new house after completing her PhD. Essentially she is starting from scratch and has no furniture. Fortunately she has a brother-in-law looking for an excuse to make something. With some urging from my wife and mother-in-law, I started on a quick project this weekend to give her some semblance of furniture.
We are looking for Mid to Senior-Level Industrial Designers with fresh ideas and cutting edge design skills to work in a dream location, our new Learning and Innovation Center in Munich Germany, and with a dream team of designers, engineers, and product developers! The Coalesse design
At the beginning of 2017, IDEO launched a website meant to serve as a guide and resource for designers hoping to support the "circular economy", or, the idea that designers and industries must begin to imbue in their design consciousness that products should be created with the intent of continually
An arguably refreshing aspect of Milan Design Week's smaller contender shows are their concentration on the importance of spontaneity and experimentation—Salone offshoots such as Ventura Lambrate and Rosanna Orlandi embrace the unconventional, giving way to a new understanding of designers' processes and research. A view of MINDCRAFT's 2015 exhibitionIn
This is a companion entry to Mid Century Møbler's "MCM Find of the Week: The Pernilla 69 Chair." Here we'll explain, to MCM fans and/or students of design, why the chair is significant, how it evolved and where it fits within the mid century landscape. We'll start with a
Given a choice between having the superpowers of invisibility, flight or X-ray vision, designers should always choose X-ray vision. The ability to see how something is made, or observe the structure that's holding it all together, should appeal to us more than undetectable shoplifting. (And as I've already covered, with
For our first Mid Century Modern Find of the Week we're showing you this Pernilla 69 chair, designed by Bruno Mathsson for DUX. I consider it a truly iconic mid century chair with an interesting history, but it's not one a lot of people know about (probably because they don't
In last week's "Design Minutiae" I ogled the display tables used by Australian brand Mud, and wondered at the provenance. Two sharp-eyed readers wrote in with information. Sarah Sitz pointed out that it was surely the Home Table designed by the UK's Barber & Osgerby: Home Table, Barber &
The first time I saw a lot of furniture that had been CNC-milled out of plywood was at a Maker Faire some years past. The furniture was clever stuff. The more interesting designs interlocked without any additional fasteners, some of the simpler stuff used a few screws. I was
A bench is a great entry-level piece of furniture to build. It's useful and not as difficult to make as a chair. You can easily build a plank-seat bench, like one of the wonderful designs Joel showed us in Tools & Craft; you could upholster it if you've got access
On a late-night dogwalk I passed these display tables in the window of a store on Crosby Street. I was struck by the unusual design of the legs, which flare out in both the X- and Y-axes to meet the apron: In other words, surface B wraps around to blend
After being presented at this year's Maison d'Object in Paris, Riluc has rolled out their new collection of designs as odd as they are inviting. The series was designed by Toni Grilo, whose previously released Bibendum Chair has caught a lot of eyes with its chrome. This set of seating
Design crits, at least the way they were delivered when I was in design school, were tricky things to execute. When looking at any project, the professor needed to evaluate whether the student had followed the assignment, deduce the student's intent, contextualize the design, identify strengths and weaknesses, and offer
Over the last seven years in business, we've probably sold at least 8,000 to 10,000 pieces of furniture. And the one line we hear over and over again from people walking into our shop is "Why is everything so expensive?!?" So, I'd like to explain.
In 1984, art dealer Sandy Millikan sat down with Wendell Castle and said, "Wendell, if you do another show of furniture, you are going to get labeled a furnituremaker. If you want to be an artist and be in the fine arts world, I think you have to deal with
This project was brought to us by Rob Jacobs who had a great idea for the world’s first treadmill optimized for use under a stand-up desk. They call it a WalkingPlatform, the Walk-1. Together with the UnSit team we developed this idea from a rough proof of concept to a fully manufactured product giving him the function they wanted and the ability to bring this concept to market.
The fun, functional control of hands-on fabrication is no secret to designers, and it's similarly obvious to kids. You could say the same for the creative potential of simple materials. The new Hamaika furniture project, created by Spanish designer Unai Rollan, taps into that tactile interest, blending simplicity and functionality
Designer's Curse takes many forms: We are the folks crawling around underneath a display table in a store to see how it's put together, embarrassing our spouse; straining to peek behind something to see how it's mounted to the wall while the museum guard watches you like a hawk; opening
Mealtimes can be messy affairs, and not just with food. Wakufuru is a new furniture collection intended to take the edge off the loud sounds that often come with dining spaces. Designed for Glimarka by Johan Kapui, the set of tables, benches and additional seating all incorporate sound muffling materials
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