The London Underground is the world’s oldest subway, most people know it colloquially as the Tube. An engineering marvel and just as almost as famous is the map. The Tube map is instantly recognisable all over the world. It is a simple and elegant diagram of the 400-kilometre subway network. It is considered by many as one of the great images of the 20th century.
Walter Gropius was an architect born in Germany in the early twentieth century who contributed to the founding of the Bauhaus School. He lived in the United States after 1937 and taught at Harvard University, where he continued to defend the principles of Bauhaus, especially the use of functional
The Faience Manufacturing Company was an American manufacturing company that operated between 1880 – 1892 in the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn, New York. There is little evidence of the remains of the Company as it failed in 1892. It manufactured earthenware vases, jardiniéres, and baskets at first. British émigré, Edward
From gold buttons to comfortable tailored trousers and comfortable cardigan sweaters, there is no more significant influence on clothes than Coco Chanel. Born in Saumur, France in 1883 this outspoken independent woman remains the most influential fashion designer of the 20th century. She alone is responsible for the then revolutionary
Lena Meyer-Bergner, design drawing, 1936. Via Galerie Ulrich Fiedler, Berlin Bergner (1906-1981) was one of the outstanding textile designers at the Bauhaus. After some years in the Soviet Union she married Hannes Meyer in 1937, who had been the second director of the design school, and went with him to Mexico
Herbert Bayer created the Bauhaus ‘ typographic identity. As we continue our Bauhaus 100 series celebrating the school’s centenary, we explore how the Austrian designer’s lettering became synonymous with the school. True to form, perhaps the most mythic typeface to come out of the Bauhaus, Universal, was one that strove to be
Yuri Suzuki, a Japanese, London-based designer and sound artist has been around for over a decade. His eponymous design studio is behind numerous sonic installations, workshops and experiments. Suzuki has now officially been announced as a new partner at global design firm, Pentagram. Source: Playful sonic sculptures that reverberate across
His work is populated by skeletons, snakes, and devils making boasts that you’d expect of a tattooed sailor. But underneath his punk-rock swagger is a softie with a thing for the Yankees, Steven King, and Tears for Fears. Jon Contino’s illustrations and hand-lettering have appeared on everything from microbrews to
This desk chair, which Rohlfs designed in collaboration with his wife, Anna Katharine Green, is perhaps his most modernist creation, featuring a bold attenuated form and unconventional decoration. Its dramatic design creates a lithe silhouette, which is brilliantly foiled by complex pierced and carved surfaces. Source: The Artistic Furniture of
Mood Colorful: An Interview with Niklas Porter Share Tweet As years pass by, street photography is becoming a tough arena for competitive photographers. Everyone wants to be the next Henri Cartier-Bresson, the popularity of genre makes the overall aesthetic of street photographs to be repetitive. Source: Mood Colorful: An Interview
Born in Utrecht in 1980 and graduated at the Eindhoven Design Academy in 2003, Meindertsma has already won three Dutch Design Awards (2008) and a Future Award (2016) for the high value of her research on sources and materials. Rather than on finished products, her work focuses on the study of resources, raw materials and production processes in order to understand the origin of objects that surround us.
Anna Spiro needs little introduction, having well and truly cemented her place in the Australian interior design canon. Anna is particularly well known for her passion for colour, and her ability to mix-and-match unexpected patterns and styles together, in a cohesive and exciting way. (After all, this is the woman
A silkscreen print by American-Austrian graphic designer, photographer, sculptor and interior designer Herbert Bayer (1900-1985), kept at Sa’dabad Cultural Complex in Tehran, is being restored. Bayer’s “Striped Twists,” a chromatic print art, one of the series of 70 works created in 1968 under the same title, which has been kept
Good design has some magic to it, believes Jakob Wagner . Drawing from degrees in both mechanical engineering and design, Wagner founded his namesake design studio in 1993—and this magic has landed him numerous awards and commissions from manufacturers including Moroso , Bang & Olufsen , Louis Poulsen , and