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May 11, 2009

Noguchi

Filed under: Art — magmaxdesign @ 9:14 am

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Isamu Noguchi designed the first version of this table, with a glass top resting on interconnected rosewood supports, for the private residence of MOMA President A. Conger Goodyear during the 1930s. Noguchi himself described Coffee Table as his best furniture design, no doubt because it is extremely reminiscent of his bronze and marble sculptures of the time. It is absolutely inspiring to see Noguchi’s influence on modern design to this day. Collection Vitra Design Museum, © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation.

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April 8, 2009

Boy Leaf Silhouette

Filed under: Art, Sustainability — Tags: — magmaxdesign @ 12:18 pm

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In a quest for inspiration on Flicker, we came across an amazing natural artist Jenny Fowler. She cut from a giant tulip tree leaf with stem intact. Check out her profile at http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennyleefowler/. Fowler goes along with representing sustainability in her own unique way.

March 9, 2009

Nelson Miniature Chest | Six Drawer

Filed under: Art — Tags: , , — magmaxdesign @ 5:10 am

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The simple joy of taking an idea into one’s own hands and giving it proper form, that’s exciting.”
-George Nelson
Japan had a profound effect on George Nelson. During his first trip to Tokyo in 1951 and several more that decade, Nelson became fascinated with all things Japanese. That influence is evident in the 1952 design of his miniature chests. Reminiscent of tansu, cabinets with many small drawers used for storing a variety of items, the Nelson miniature chests provide wonderful little places to keep things. An interesting addition to nearly any room—whether at home or the office—these chests embody what Nelson appreciated most in Japanese design: “a sense of fitness in the relationship between hand, material, use, and shape.” George Nelson

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