Friday, 20 March 2009

The Future

Georges Jouve

Images of sculptural copper wall tiles by Frenchman Georges
Jouve c 1950 . I found the images on one of my favorite blogs
reference library. This is Andy's regular slot of e-bay items he
didn't win.Be inspired.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Charlie Brown

Enough Said Charlie!

Tony Cragg

Stack by Tony Cragg 1975 read more about Tony Cragg here

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Something blue

Under Carriage

Great Images from the brilliant web site of the Pascal Young
Gallery. The plane series entitled "Aircraft" is by Jeffrey Milstein.
See more from Jeffrey here.
I'm not even into aeroplanes but these photo's are amazing.

Lou Dortsman

Lou Dorfsman’s typographic masterpiece. Together with
Herb Lubalin and Tom Carnase, Dorfsman created the largest
typographic monument in existence for a wall in the CBS cafeteria.

After many years of neglect, The Center for Design Study is
now working hard to restore this piece of American design history.

Lou Dorfsman masterfully designed the wall,
juxtaposing letterforms with three-dimensional sculptures to create an
experience for patrons of the CBS cafeteria. After creating the first
panel, Dorfsman enlisted his lifetime friend and colleague, Herb
Lubalin (1918-1981), to realize this vast dream. Together, Dorfsman and
Lubalin designed the remaining panels…

Nice design

All images found on ffffound see more here

Friday, 13 March 2009

Favourite Bakerlite

I love bakerlite . Here are my two top lamps,
one by Jean Royere 1945 and the other Christian
Dell. You can buy more Royere furniture here.
A great bakerlite phone available to buy here

Monday, 9 March 2009

Industrial dining table

        This industrial dining table is a design we have been perfecting over five years. The steel frame can be powder coated a colour of your choice from the RAL industrial paint range, or left with a raw steel look which shows the marks of the manufacturing process. Each table is entirerly bespoke and made to measure. You choose the size you require and we make the table. There are several options for the top surface. We have currently make this industrial dining table with either a solid aged oak parquet top or a burnt oak parquet top with the blocks laid in a herringbone pattern. These models are finished with a 10 mm oak band around the edges which frames the pattern beautifully. The burnt oak model is pictured at the bottom. The burning of the oak carbonises the wood and leaves a nice tactile finish to the grain , turning the wood completely black.

We also offer a wide range of colours in a hardwearing natural linoleum top , this is also edged with an oak band. The lino surface is extremely hardwearing and easy to clean and a nice natural alternative to wood. The first photograph shows a lino topped industrial dining table in pewter.

Another option is a solid oak plank top which can be gently coloured using a natural process to give the oak an aged feel.

We aim to make our industrial tables with minimal impact on the environment. All our industrial dining tables are made entirely by hand throughout the process. Our folded steel legs are made from left over sheet from the manufacturing of oil tanks and our wood is from sustainable European oak forests. All the processes involved in the making of our tables happen in and around Brighton which utilises the skills of local people and minimises transportation.

We have made many tables over the years and have provided this table for private individuals, architects and interior designers. Supplying tables for kitchens , restaurants, hotels , advertising agencies , production companies and retail environments.

Please click here to see our website .

Our tables work equally well in an work setting and can be altered to include cable management systems , they work j as a dining table or a desk. We are able to make a table with a maximum size of 3.2 m in length and a width of 1.2 m.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss options or possibilities or follow this link for more information

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Vintage fancy dress

A random selection of vintage dressing up


The French design house Tolix has produced some
beautiful metal furniture over the last 100 years.
The company is still going and many of their timeless
classics can be purchased from their website

Last one out turn out the light

Fantastic photo's from Richard Nicholson's series entitled
"Dark Rooms" see more great images by Richard here

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

1950's fairground horse

We have a pair of these well worn fairground horses from
the 1950's. Beautifully rusted and aged. They would look
great in a garden.