I want to start the this week’s best posts with an interesting free ebook by Paradigm Gallery.
It contains eight short biographies about some of the most important designers of the twentieth century; as Mies van Der Rohe, Marcel Breuer and Arne Jacobsen.
It’s free and it’s interesting, why don’t you have a look? You might discover something new.
I also started a series of biographies about the people that most influenced the mid-century design, check the People in Design page.
I do believe that in ten years the new trend of interior decoration will be the eighties; it happened already in the fashion industry.
Many are a bit snobbish about them now but I find my decade interesting for the effort of designers and architects in re-interpretating their time using new forms and materials, as also the post-war designers did back in the 40s.
Sure, most of the famous postmodernist eighties furniture -as the ones designed by the Memphis Group- do not follow functional or modernist concepts; but I find them interesting anyway.
Dana wrote a short bio about a couple that was within the protagonists of the glorious ’80s in Italy: Massimo and Lella Vignelli.
I did not know them so I am glad I found this post.
Check the post a and let me know your thoughts about the revival of the ’80s.
Browsing Dee’s archive I found out about this, in my opinion, very talented designer: Minwoo Lee.
I do like her chair -Klassiker Lounge Chair- because of the attention to details and the high quality of the manufacture.
Check the post to see more about this artist.
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE THIS WEEK? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!
Thanks for reading and ciao.