In the 1950s, while Scandinavian designers were paving the path with organic designs made of natural materials, architect Verner Panton (1926-1998) was concocting futuristic creations out of plastic with a Pop aesthetic. Born in Denmark, Panton was introduced early on to Danish design legends Pøul Henningsen and Arne Jacobsen. Henningsen introduced Panton to product design—Panton knew he wanted to be an artist and Henningsen helped him find his focus—and Jacobsen introduced him to Danish manufacturer Fritz Hansen, for whom Panton designed the Bachelor Chair and Tivoli Chair. Panton's boundary-pushing designs (inflatable furniture, chairs made of molded plastic) were capitalized by Vitra, who manufactured his Flying Chair and, perhaps Panton's most famous work, his eponymous chair. Over 40 years since its creation, the Panton chair rivals the Eames lounge chair in popularity among today's modern design enthusiasts.
The Vitra Design Museum numbers among the world’s leading museums of design. It is dedicated to the research and presentation of design, past and present, and examines design’s relationship to architecture, art and everyday culture. In the main museum building by Frank Gehry, the museum annually mounts two major temporary exhibitions. Smaller parallel shows are presented in the Vitra Design Museum Gallery, a neighbouring exhibition space. Often developed with renowned designers, many of the museum’s exhibitions cover highly relevant contemporary themes, such as future technologies, sustainability or questions like mobility and social awareness. Others address historical aspects or protagonists.
The Cherner Chair Company has brought back many of Norman Cherner’s most popular designs. Utilizing his original drawings and specifications, the reissued designs are made in the USA with the same attention to detail found in the original handmade classics. Although best known for his furniture design, Norman Cherner’s work included almost all aspects of design: from graphics, glassware, and lighting, to his pioneering work in prefabricated housing. In addition to reissuing Norman Cherner designs, The Cherner Chair Company also features new designs by Benjamin Cherner.
Aplat totes are inspired by the French notion "Art de Vivre." Designed to carry your cuisine, wine and garden in style. Innovative, practical and sustainably designed with 100% organic cotton, including hand-picked raw denim surplus from local cut/sew factories. These culinary totes are engineered to have zero waste of material in production.
Made in San Francisco, CA.
At The Plan Collection, we are driven by the simple idea that great house designs should be affordable and readily accessible to everyone. We offer homeowners, prospective homeowners, and builders more than 20,000 house plans selected from leading designers and architects. Learn more at www.theplancollection.com
Including artfully designed pieces from Cappellini, LC by Cassina, Castelli and Poltrona Frau Brands, the Haworth Collection spans the globe seeking the ideal confluence of form, function and creative spark. They celebrate work by renowned designers like Le Corbusier, Giulio Cappellini, Charles Pollack, Marcel Wanders and Jasper Morrison while seeking out the next generation of visionaries. The products in the Haworth Collection are crafted by hand and originate in studios steeped in rich tradition. The artisans' skills are handed down by generations of leather, metal and woodworkers, and each piece is carefully created to ensure the highest quality product.
AI Collection is a brand of an Ishiwaka based plastic injection molding company called Ishiwka Jyushi Kogyo KK. THe concept of the brand is to introduce a "living suggestion of fun and comfort" with their brightly colored products. Their designs seek to achieve high functionality, a spirit of fun, and a small touch of luxury in everyday life.