DesignAddict has just blogged on a brilliant new design for a papershredder. In the classic theme of what is old is new again (a la Jonathan Ives and Deiter Rams), the Paper2Dust shredder appears to have descended from a 1956 modernist masterpiece: Angelo Mangiarotti's Secticon clock.
I am curious to see it in action.
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148 pieces of select 20th Century Design will be featured November 8th, at Sotheby's London, among them this cherry red Spiral Chair by Louis Durot, and a rather striking pair of bronze cobra andirons by Edgar Brandt.
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Edgar Brandt andirons.
Above, a beautiful Gio Ponti bookshelf from the Ponti residence. Below, impeccable Danish craftsmanship by Mogens Koch, complimented with a table and chairs by Poul Kjaerholm. Both systems spotted on an interesting a blog I stumbled upon, dedicated to this most utilitarian of home furnishings.
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A handsome Gio Ponti armchair for Cassina
An elegant gilt Maison Ramsay console.
Some truly exquisite pieces being offered at Christies London on the 28th, featuring an interesting combination consisting mainly of early Bauhaus and 50s Italian design (with a sprinkle of iconic French modernism for good measure). Click here to view the collection.
A Medusa-like Arredoluce floor lamp.
Multicolor hanging lamp with articulating arms, asymetrical cone uplights and reflective panels, attributed to Arredoluce.
Though I'm sure this has ruffled the feathers of many traditionalists, Koons at the Palace of Versailles is pure brilliance. Rather than seeing Koons' exhibited alongside other contemporary artists, he is exhibited here in the most unexpected of places, the hallowed and ornate halls of the Palace of Versailles. The extreme dichotomy only intensifies the power of his work.
Visit vicariously here. The exhibit ends December 14th.
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