Meet the Tilt, a multi-purpose, fold-out piece of furniture shaped like a cube and second prize winner at imm cologne 2013's [D³] Design Talents Contest. Conceived by German industrial designer Tina Schmid, this versatile blue creation moves with you in mind; it can either be mounted on a wall for decoration, used as a side table, or serve as a hanging garment rack.
Associated with the New York School group of painters in the 1940s, his work is characterized by its shapes, colors, depth of hue, and scale. His classic painting style, a series of stacked rectangles for which he would become best known, emerged in the early 1950s. He explored other themes such as surreally rendering of the anxiety over WWII, and then total abstraction of shape, but continued to return to his initial rectangular shapes.
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With the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa mountains providing a breathtaking backdrop, the rooms have been completely restored to their mid-century glory, with carefully selected furnishings and accents. The very colorful kitchens (in pink, yellow, or turquoise) contain original cabinetry, countertops, and appliances—including rarely seen eye-height refrigerator and iceboxes. Surrounded by a plethora of mid-century touches, it’s not hard to imagine The Fontenell playing host to many a martini-strewn after-party following a night of dancing at the iconic Chi Chi Club back in the day.