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Slideshow: iT House, Joshua Tree | Dwell

Slideshow: iT House, Joshua Tree | Dwell | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Raw industrial aesthetics combine with tactics of green design to form the iT House in Pioneertown, #CA. http://t.co/rru6isa3GW
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A rugged beautiful setting with a home designed with the latest green technology and a modern, minimalist decor.

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JMS1kiddz's curator insight, October 9, 2013 10:46 AM

Its all about going green these days and more and more archeatects are finding inovative ways of designing houses that use natural energy and resourses instead of wasting the earths materials. this project in particular makes use of solar pannels to regulate all power in the house. If only all houses could be built this way.

-Heather Leigh Arends

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Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder...less is more...minimalism....let's see what we grow here!






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Movie: Arik Levy on his Split bent-wood furniture for TON

Movie: Arik Levy on his Split bent-wood furniture for TON | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Designer Arik Levy explains why he wanted to design a range of bent-wood chairs in this movie produced by Dezeen for Czech furniture brand TON
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Bentwood furniture = awesome

Bentwood furniture in great colors = better

Bentwood furniture featuring split bentwood legs = gorgeous

 

Aril Levy ""The harmony between the two people that bend and lock the wood into place is a song to your eyes," he says. "I wanted to learn this song."

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Leather Accent Chairs

Leather Accent Chairs | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
It's nearly been a year since our home renovation was completed and we're still working on getting our living room together. One of the things my husband and I can never agree on is the sofa. He wants leather (gulp) and I . . . don't. I think I've managed to convince him into a pair of comfy, broken
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Thank you Erica for a great post with fantastic images and ideas....

 

There is no substitute for a classically designed leather chair or sofa that has been loved and used respectfully..

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Ikea: 7 Predictions For What Your Home Will Look Like In 2020

Ikea: 7 Predictions For What Your Home Will Look Like In 2020 | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

From silicon furniture to the death of storage, Marcus Engman of Ikea Sweden talks to us about the near-future of your home.


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We visited an IKEA in Orlando a few days ago and after not setting foot in one for quite a while I was dismayed by the experience. As a person who used IKEA for a kitchen makeover, and was quite impressed, this recent trip was very disappointing. The "furniture fashion", colorways, and overall store appearance was a giant bit of chaos and confusion. having said all that I will always love concept and vintage design IKEA.

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Would Sitting In A Fun Swing Make Your Meetings Less Boring?

Would Sitting In A Fun Swing Make Your  Meetings Less Boring? | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Your meetings will always be dumb. But at least you'll be having fun.
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We don't think our meetings are stupid ;), but we really agree with the great design and concept. The aesthetic of this furniture feels like a nod to mid century modernism and minimalism. Designed by Duffy...

 

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2014`s top 10 industrial design posts #architecture #interiordesign #decor

2014`s top 10 industrial design posts #architecture #interiordesign #decor | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
2014?has been an immensely exciting and creatively inspiring year for all of us at DZine Trip. We would like to thank our collaborators, contributing writers, editor-at-large and?most
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What's next.....take a look!

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5 Ways Product Design Needs to Evolve for the Internet of Things - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

5 Ways Product Design Needs to Evolve for the Internet of Things - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Products will become more like services.
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Hybrid product designers can no longer simply focus on the tangible.

 

Successful hybrid designers will also be service designers. Just as web site or app designers do, they must make using the data services embedded in smart products a satisfying and even gratifying experience.....read the whole story....

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Claude and Duval: Le Corbusier's Only Industrial Building Continues to Operate

Claude and Duval: Le Corbusier's Only Industrial Building Continues to Operate | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

The city of Saint-Die-des-Vosges has the only industrial building the Swiss architect conceived. Always active, the site of the Claude and Duval hosiery houses eighty workers today. Charles-Edouard...built 1948-1951

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Did you know Le Corbusier designed a "green factory"  and was a consulting urbanist?


Le Corbusier, setting in opposition the image of the “black factory” of the 19th century, where work was considered “to be a penitence” to that of the “green factory” where “work can give its laborers the sense of its greatness,” set out to transform the architectural framework of places of production, and in turn, have an impact on the psychology of the philosophy of work. Entirely encased in glass, the facade is equipped with solar shading, oriented in such a way as to stop solar radiation in the summer (heat and glare) and allow their penetration in the winter (accrued luminosity, energy savings).

 

The fourth level is reserved for administration and leadership. The latter still makes use of the the original furniture by Jean Prouve today..

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Modern Furniture Fit for a Classic Eichler

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Seeking a modern shell for their mid-century pieces, a pair of collectors found a relatively untouched Eichler in San Rafael, California—and a built-in excuse to acquire more furniture.
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This is a charming home filled with delightful touches..This Eichler house had only two owners since its construction in 1966; both were architects who had made the home’s conservation a priority.

 

Graphic designer Mark Neely and gastroenterologist Paul Kefalides had spent years collecting furniture for their apartments in Chicago and New York before a career opportunity for Kefalides materialized in California.

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ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s Guggenheim Museum

ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s Guggenheim Museum | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
The exhibition is the first large-scale historical survey in the United States dedicated to the German artist group Zero (1957–1966) and ZERO, an international network of artists that shared the group’s aspiration to redefine and transform art in the aftermath of World War II.
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October 10, 2014–January 7, 2015    Guggenheim Museum

History via Wkipedia

Zero was the name of a magazine founded in 1957 by Heinz Mack officially disappeared in 1967. The word “zero” expressed, in Otto Piene’s words, “a zone of silence and of pure possibilities for a new beginning.”[1] The movement is commonly interpreted as reaction to Abstract Expressionism by arguing that art should be void of color, emotion and individual expression.[2]

Mack and Piene invited artists like Günther Uecker to exhibit in their studio, and the three friends became the founding fathers of the Zero movement, which would soon reach out to embrace artists throughout Europe. Working in an environment without galleries and contemporary art spaces, these artists came together to exhibit their work in a series of one-day-only evening exhibitions, often staged in their studios.[3]

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Mad Men's mid-century modern a hit with condo dwellers - Vancouver Sun

Mad Men's mid-century modern a hit with condo dwellers - Vancouver Sun | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Vancouver Sun Mad Men's mid-century modern a hit with condo dwellers Vancouver Sun Smaller, says Lillian Reimer, who has owned and run Commercial Drive's iconic Attic Treasures, which specializes in original mid-century modern furniture and...
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Say the words “mid-century modern” to a room full of people and expect reactions ranging from screw-face to glowing; depending on what generation they were born into....so true and so classic....

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real economics: BatTram and industrial design

real economics: BatTram and industrial design | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Not surprisingly, sound industrial design was not a major priority during the reconstruction. This is really quite unfortunate. This is actually an important economic issue because people and societies tend to care for beautiful ...
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The Russian One is a new commuter tram that looks like something from a sci-fi film.

The futuristic tram features LED cabin lighting, felt-covered sofas, wooden handrails, and sliding glass doors that operate by touchscreen.


 The tram's designer, Alexei Maslov
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Inside the 1950 HQ of Industrial Designer Raymond Loewy

Inside the 1950 HQ of Industrial Designer Raymond Loewy | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

image via caoto@yahoo.cn

Welcome back to Monochromes, a Friday mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the Library of Congress's photographic annals, resurfacing with an armful of old black-and-white photos of architecture and interior...

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What did he design?

. His more famous creations include the Lucky Strike cigarette package, the GG1 and S1 locomotives, the slenderized Coca-Cola bottle, the John F. Kennedy memorial postage stamp, the interior of Saturn I, Saturn V, and Skylab, the Greyhound bus and logo, the Shell International logo, the Exxon logo, the U.S. Postal Service emblem, a line of Frigidaire refrigerators, ranges, and freezers, and the Studebaker Avanti, Champion and Starliner.

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Studio 1212 custom furniture is growing its presence in Boise | ArtsBeat | Idahostatesman.com

Studio 1212 custom furniture is growing its presence in Boise | ArtsBeat | Idahostatesman.com | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Studio 1212 furniture design is ramping up its presence in Boise.
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This handmade solid walnut mid-century modern coffee table design is inspired by Adrian Mount Pearsall’s Atomic Age designs.

 

Studio 1212is a creative project from architect Derek Hurd and his wife, graphic designer Danielle Hurd.

 

We can't wait to see more....


Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/05/30/3209857/studio1212-custom-furniture-a.html?sp=/99/103/#storylink=cpy

 


Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/05/30/3209857/studio1212-custom-furniture-a.html?sp=/99/103/#storylink=cpy

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Set Up This Bamboo 'Glamper' in 45 Minutes

Set Up This Bamboo 'Glamper' in 45 Minutes | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

From a fancy suspended "tree house" to doughnut-shaped high-tech tents, the pursuit of "glamping" (glamorous camping, that is) continues to inspire designers. Another case in point: the Froute Pod, a new glamper designed by Giant Grass, a Melbourne-based social enterprise focused on building sustainable structures with bamboo. Bearing an indubitable resemblance to an onion, the glowing pod constructed from bamboo and waterproof canvas includes two side flaps that can be peeled back to form awnings. The bulbous shape, according to the designers, is supposed to optimize standing room on the interior, which reaches a maximum height of about eight feet.


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Blue Diversion toilet is a mobile toilet with a built in water filter

Blue Diversion toilet is a mobile toilet with a built in water filter | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

Austrian design firm EOOS hopes to improve sanitation levels in areas of extreme poverty with a mobile toilet that contains its own water filtration system.


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Classic Scandinavian Design | /BLOG | Stuff we like.

Classic Scandinavian Design | /BLOG | Stuff we like. | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
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Hopper and Space write an awesome blog, they really know the  MCM era furniture. This post about IKEA is interesting..."Mass produced in cheap materials it’s easy to be sniffy about early Ikea pieces but trust us there are some gems out there."

Full disclosure here: I really like IKEA and for some items I think you can get a lot of look for a relatively low price.

Check out the great images of vintage IKEA.....

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Pierre Jeanneret's Modern Furniture for Chandigarh

Pierre Jeanneret's Modern Furniture for Chandigarh | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Architect Pierre Jeanneret masterminded furniture to embody India’s progressive architecture.
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“Pierre Jeanneret’s furniture was conceived like an architect—minimalist and non-decorative,”  Le Corbu's cousin's furniture was designed to reflect and embody the architecture of Chandigarh.

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India Art n Design Global Hop : ArchiPortrait – Architecturally Yours!

India Art n Design Global Hop : ArchiPortrait – Architecturally Yours! | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Italian graphic designer and illustrator, Federico Babina’s penchant for building design finds an expressionist rendering in his series on architect’s visages inspired from and incarcerated in their individual architectural contributions…
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Expertly designed, fun to browse, read and share....

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Michael Wolf's Intimidating Architecture of Density Photographs

Michael Wolf's Intimidating Architecture of Density Photographs | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
One of the world's most recognizable vertical city - Hong Kong - became subject to an interesting artistic endeavor. Photographer Michael Wolf's interpreta
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One of the world’s most recognizable vertical city – Hong Kong – became subject to an interesting artistic endeavor. Photographer Michael Wolf‘s interpretation of the city was captured in a fascinating set of large scale color photographs entitled “Architecture of Density

In this case one could say "more is more"

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Robie House Chair / Knibb Design Blog

Robie House Chair / Knibb Design Blog | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
We design outdoor and indoor spaces as well as furniture that fuses sustainability and style. Our showroom is located at 1522 Abbot Kinney,
Venice, CA 90291
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Egg Chair designed by Arne Jacobsen

A great overview of some very iconic chairs....the ultimate in form following function...

 


Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 - 1928) believed everyone that came to the table deserved a throne. His high backed dining chairs not only radiated royalty but seemed to praise formality in the everyday. Mackintosh came early to the Modernism game and his designs embodied the movement well: Rejecting tradition and even burlesquing it but never without a subtle reverence for it. (Always best to give a nod to the giants that came before.)
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"E" is for Eiermann | Mid-Century Modern Furniture Then and Now

"E" is for Eiermann | Mid-Century Modern Furniture Then and Now | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Egon Eiermann (September 29, 1904 – July 20, 1970) was one of Germany's most prominent architects in the second half of the 20th century. He also designed
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Eiermann's iconic "folding chair"

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14 structures play with balance for hello wood 2014 in rural hungary

14 structures play with balance for hello wood 2014 in rural hungary | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

for the hello wood 2014 summer workshop, under the theme of 'play with balance', students and designers have built 14 structures on a rural site in hungary.


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this year’s program was based on the theme ‘play with balance’ in an attempt to question stability and equilibrium in architecture. the disparate installations utilize light timber members in a variety of organizations to create different spatial experiences.

 

A look at the innovator's of the future....

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Great Structures Done by students :)
http://goo.gl/de7BfS
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7 Distinctive Features of Iconic Arco Lamp | InteriorHolic.com

7 Distinctive Features of Iconic Arco Lamp | InteriorHolic.com | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
The real Arco lamp designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni has the main distinctive features.
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Let me begin with full disclosure here, we, ParadigmGallery.com, do sell a reproduction of this iconic lamp. This article has an interesting description and I learned a few details that fellow admirers of this classic might also want to know.

 

If you cannot afford the original perhaps you are interested in browsing  our interpretations. http://www.pgmod.com/87-floor-lamps

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UE BOOM Wireless Speaker Wins 2014 Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award - Azom.com

UE BOOM Wireless Speaker Wins 2014 Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award - Azom.com | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it
Azom.com UE BOOM Wireless Speaker Wins 2014 Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award Azom.com Today Ultimate Ears announced that its popular UE BOOM wireless speaker has won a prestigious 2014 Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in the...
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UE BOOM is a mobile wireless speaker packed with specific features that set a new standard for listening to music in any environment. Specifically, its versatile go-anywhere shape fits in any backpack or water bottle holder, and it is wrapped in a specially developed acoustic skin that is both water- and stain-resistant. The customizable acoustic skin presents another layer of design, as it acts as a blank canvas that is easily updated to create limited edition UE BOOMs. Additionally, thanks to the speaker’s cylindrical shape, it blasts bold 360-degree sound.

 

We want one...

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This Lush Floating Billboard Cleans the Water Below

This Lush Floating Billboard Cleans the Water Below | Designed for Form and Function ....Chairs and Other Objects | Scoop.it

Advertising that also serves the greater good? Now that’s something different. This floating billboard is covered in Vetiver; a perennial, non-invasive grass which has found popular used treating wastewater; even when it’s high in nitrates, phosphates and heavy metals. In this case it’s been used to spell CLEAN RIVER SOON, a hopeful message along the highly polluted Pasig River in the Philippines. It’s creators say systems like this have been shown to clean between 2 and 8 thousand gallons of water per day, and simultaniously, it creates a much more inviting place to stroll.


Via Lauren Moss
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Vetiver...a great scent and more? Great story!

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, June 11, 2014 7:04 PM

Option topic: inland water . Management to improve water quality

Clara Bonnes's curator insight, June 12, 2014 7:36 AM

Love it!