20th Century Masterpieces : : Egg Chair

[ #17 | “The Egg™” Easy Chair ]

1958. Model No.3316
Designed by Arne Jacobsen

Polyurethane foam structure with glass fibre reinforcement.
Casted aluminum base. Seat upholstered in red fabric.
Developed for the SAS Royal Hotel of Copenhagen.
Height 107 cm. Width 86 cm. Depth 79 cm.

20th Century Masterpieces : : Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen, 1958 | from drezier’s blog [20th Century Masterpieces : : Egg Chair] dated 2017/3/18

“The Egg™” ^ Copyright © Alan TF So

這一代建築師又或所有人都有同一場人生變幻。Arne Jacobsen 更甚,他出生於丹麥,但有猶太人血統。二戰納粹逼害猶太人,逼於無奈,丹麥反抗軍幫助,划小艇逃亡至鄰國瑞典,侍待了兩年,1945年戰後回國。

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20th Century Masterpieces : : Marshmallow Love Seat

[ #16 | Marshmallow Love Seat ]

1956. Model No.5670.
aka Marshmallow Sofa.
Designed by George Nelson & Irving Harper

Composed of eighteen black round vinyl cushions fixed
to black rectangular cross-sectioned crossbeams.
Extendible according to user needs.
Height 82 cm. Width 131 cm. Depth 81 cm. Seat Height 36 cm.

20th Century Masterpieces : : Marshmallow Love Seat by George Nelson & Irving Harper, 1956 | from drezier’s blog [20th Century Masterpieces : : Marshmallow Love Seat] dated 2017/2/28

“Marshmallow Sofa” ^ Copyright © Alan TF So

George Nelson (1908-1986) 是位出眾設計師,也是現代主義設計的一眾設計師的伯樂。他身職 Herman Miller 家俱生產商的設計總監,邀請眾多出色設計師身與 Herman Miller 合作出品無數膾炙人口的家俱。 Continue reading →

20th Century Masterpieces : : Eames Lounge Chair

[ #15 | Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman ]

1956. Model No. 670 & 671.
Designed by Charles & Ray Eames

[670 Lounge Chair]
Structure consisting of three forms in cherry seven-ply,
with a lacquered finish, and black leather padding.
Die-cast aluminium back braces and swivel base.
Height 84 cm. Width 84 cm. Depth 91 cm. Seat Height 38 cm.
[671 Ottoman]
Structure form in cherry seven-ply, with a lacquered finish,
and black leather padding. Die-cast aluminium base.
Height 42 cm. Width 63 cm. Depth 56 cm.

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Charles and Ray Eames, 1956 | from drezier’s blog [20th Century Masterpieces : : Eames Lounge Chair] dated 2017/1/21

“Lounge Chair and Ottoman ” ^ Copyright © Alan TF So

大師級人物通常都興趣多多,視野很寬,風格常常大變。當他們專注一件事,一貫會一直發展發揮。自1950年,Charles Eames 對拍攝125格式短片發展濃厚興趣,同時其他設計項目也開始減產,1960年起只專注拍攝短片及承傳事業等工作。由1950年至1982年止,拍攝了多部作品,最著名的,是為《冪函數10》(Powers of Ten;下方視頻)。此短片分別拍了兩次,第一次於1968年拍攝的黑白版本,1977年重拍彩色版本。短片概念來自荷蘭教育家 Kees Boeke《宇宙的角度》(Cosmic View),從一個俯瞰角度拍攝,由離地一公尺拍攝一公尺範圍的一個人,鏡頭向後移動,拍攝實像。移動速度為每一個十秒,拍攝多十倍的景像,直至宇宙邊緣,然後掉轉向前推進。不同的是這次鏡頭會俯衝直至一夥碳原子! Continue reading →

20th Century Masterpieces : : Series 7 Chair

[ #14 | Chair “Series 7™” ]

1955. Model No.3107.
Designed by Arne Jacobsen.

Seat in moulded Plywood.
Chrome-plated tubular steel legs. Stackable.
Height 80 cm. Width 50 cm. Depth 52 cm. Seat Height 46 cm.

20th Century Masterpieces : : Series 7 Chair by Arne Jacobsen in 1955

“Series 7 Chair” ^ Copyright © Alan TF So

Arne Jacobsen 贏得「未來之家」比賽後,他便創立的自己的事務所,而位於 Klampenborg 的 Rothenborg House 是他第一所從外到內的整合設計(“Gesamtkunstwerk”)作品。須然此建築並未展現出現代大師級的風格,然而已經被外界掘把他與 Le Corbusier 比較。 Continue reading →

20th Century Masterpieces : : 517 Ombra Tokyo Chair

[ #13 | 517 Ombra Tokyo “Shadow” Chair ]

1954. aka Shadow Chair.
Designed by Charlotte Perriand

A single die-pressed piece of curved plywood in natural colour.
One stained in black.
Height 67 cm. Width 45 cm. Depth 51 cm. Seat Height 45 cm.

20th Century Masterpieces : : 517 Ombra Tokyo Chair by Charlotte Perriand

“2 Shadow Chairs” ^ Copyright © Alan TF So

Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999) 不是第一位受日本藝術文化影響的近代設計師,但於二戰期間到日本工作的,相信她是極少數的傳奇人物。 Continue reading →

20th Century Masterpieces : : The Antony Chair

[ #12 | The Antony Chair ]

1954. Designed by Jean Prouvé

Moulded birch plywood seat in white. Powder coated black frame.
Height 87 cm. Width 50 cm. Depth 70 cm. Seat Height 40 cm.

20th Century Masterpieces : : The Antony Chair

“The Antony Chair” ^ Copyright © Alan TF So

Jean Prouvé (1901-1984) 與早期的建築師、設計師的故事大概相同,父親是藝術家,母親是音樂家。父親名字叫 Victor Prouvé,是亞爾及利亞移民到法國,時歷新藝術運動的藝術家,成為該運動的重要一員。受父親的新藝術思潮薰陶,Jean Prouvé 已植入藝術與工業必須結合,才能貢獻社會。 Continue reading →

20th Century Masterpieces : : The Ant Chair

[ #11 | Chair “The Ant” ]

1952. Model No. 3101.
Designed by Arne Jacobsen

Seat in only one piece of moulded plywood.
Chrome-plated tubular steel legs. Stackable.
Height 80 cm. Width 51 cm. Depth 48 cm. Seat Height 46 cm.

20th Century Masterpieces : : Ant Chair

“The Ant Chair” ^ Copyright © Alan TF So

Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) 全名為 Arne Emil Jacobsen,與前述的建築師或設計師不同,他的父母並非工匠或建築有關的職業出身。不過,經父親鼓勵,他選擇朝向成為建築師之路。先當建築工匠學徒,及後入讀皇家丹麥美術學院的建築系,師承建築師教授 Kay FiskerKaj Gottlob,畢業後獲 Poul Holsøe 受聘,開始建築師之路。 Continue reading →