Knoll Releases 18k Gold-Plated Versions of Bertoia and Platner Vintage Classics

Knoll 18k gold plated vintage classics

Knoll furniture has released 18 karat gold-plated steel finished versions of the classic Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair (in honor of what would be the designer’s 100th birthday) and Warren Platner collection of chairs and tables (in honor of the 50th year anniversary). Read more

How Paul Rand Changed American Design

how paul rand changed design

For a long time, and still now in certain circles, Graphic Design wasn’t considered ‘art.’ Corporate ID, logos, book covers, brochures, branding and the like were looked upon as a trade rather than an aesthetic talent. Rarely did one admire, let alone frame a brochure cover, an advertisement or other form of Corporate Identity. Designer Paul Rand changed all that. And now there’s an exhibit to prove it. Read more

The Extraordinary Paper Sculptures Of Mid-Century Modern Design Legend Irving Harper.

IH paper art 1 IIHIH

Herman Miller and Maharam present Irving Harper: A Mid-Century Mind at Play at the Rye Arts Center Gallery through Jan 24, 2015. Curated by Katharine Dufault and Jeff Taylor, the exhibit exposes the world to the paper sculptures by Mid-Century Modern designer and legend Irving Harper. Read more

House Industries Designs Hand-Printed Eames Tables For Herman Miller Asia-Pacific

Hand-Printed Eames Tables For Herman Miller

The very hip type foundry House Industries has teamed up with Herman Miller to produce a limited edition series of 80 Eames wire-base tables. Read more

Age 103 And Still Designing. The Life & Work Of Legend Eva Zeisel.

Eva Zeisel her life and work
Eva Zeisel, 2009, photos courtesy of Talisman Photo

103 year old Eva Zeisel continues to amaze. The Hungarian born designer just doesn’t stop. In addition to being an enormous talent, she has a life story as interesting as her work. Read more