Detail of an upcoming project: restoration of this wonderful room divider from the Unité d’habitation in Marseille. Designed by Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier in the early 1950s.
A set of 4 prototypes, all variations on the same concept. Developed and produced during a residency in Belgium. All chairs share the same grid, a grid that can be used in endless variations, independently from the materials used.
HELSINKI — In general, it’s quite common to paint ‘old’ furniture. Particularly in the seventies, there was a trend to update inherited furniture with a fresh coat of white paint. That goes indeed for this wonderful set of sculptural 42 armchairs, designed by Alvar Aalto in 1932. But after stripping carefully the layers of paint with different techniques, the original bent lamination and birch plywood came back to life in all it’s beauty.
HELSINKI — Already since the seventies, Enzo Mari was working on the concept of DIY-design with the publication of Autoprogettazione. With this HKI chair, I give this concept an update tho create an awareness of design, environment and durability. This chair is designed and produced during a stay in Helsinki, with found materials only.
With the workshop ‘Design your archive!’ at the Biënnale Interieur, the CVAa challenges designers and producers to reflect on how they take care of their archives and collections. A Modern View has been asked to talk the about the importance of design archives and collections.
This Serpente table lamp by Elio Martinelli spent some time outside (the horror!) and was in need of some urgent repairs: minor fixes in the electrical wiring but especially a new paint job. On special request the end result had to look original, as in ‘it had to look its age’.
A Modern View takes part in arts festival TUMULT#2 in Ghent, Belgium. Click here to download the program:
This kitchen was designed around 1949 by Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand for the Unité d’Habitation in Marseille. A unique piece that has been in use for over 60 years. An amazing project that will require a great deal of research!