• Charles & Ray Eames

    Par Arthur Blanc, 02/10/16



    Image Mon Oct 03 2016 11:13:32 GMT+0200 (CEST)


    Série Plastic Chairs 1950 Herman Miller | Case Study n°8 1949 Los Angels

    "We wanted to make the best, for the most, for the least."    Charles Eames

  • Alvar Aalto

    Par Arthur Blanc, 01/10/16


    Image Tue Oct 18 2016 21:08:15 GMT+0200 (CEST)


    Fauteuil Paimio 1932 Artek | Sanatorium de Paimio 1929-1933 Finland

    "In order to achieve practical goals and valid aesthetic forms in connection with architecture, one cannot always start from a rational and technical standpoint, perhaps even never. Human imagination must have free room in which to unfold. This was usually the case with my experiments in wood. Purely playful organic forms, with no practical function whatsoever, have in some cases, led to a practical form only after ten years had lapsed."    Alvar Aalto

  • Eero Saarinen

    Par Arthur Blanc, 01/10/16



    Image Sat Oct 01 2016 10:55:28 GMT+0200 (CEST)


    Chaise Tulipe 1957 Knoll | TWA Flight Center 1956-1962 New-York

    "The chair is a three-dimensional object always seen within a room, which is essentially a box. How do you best relate this object to the box? ... New materials and techniques have given us great opportunities with structural shells of plywood, plastic and metal. For me, the compound shell of plastic is most appropriate for the twentieth-century furniture. The problem then becomes a sculptural one."    Eero Saarinen

  • Gio Ponti

    Par Arthur Blanc, 01/10/16



    Image Sat Oct 01 2016 10:23:20 GMT+0200 (CEST)


    Chaise Superleggera 1957 Cassina | Tour Pirreli 1956-1960 Milan

    "The history of humanity, advanced from heavy to light, from colorless to colourful, from fragmentary to unitary, from complicated to linear."    Gio Ponti