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Contemporary designs by Roderick Vos

I recently came across the contemporary designs of Roderick Vos and they are delightful in so many ways. The marketing or how the designs are displayed and promoted are important to me. Roderick Vos does an outstanding job with showcasing his designs with actual situations and amazing stylists. You could certainly spend some time going through his site. I really like his coffee tables, the geometric lines and the multi level storage are great.

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contemporary designs,Roderick Vos,design,furniture
 

Mid century shopping

Mid century shopping is something I can easily get all wound up about. Some days I wish I could have a store and stage, arrange and display all sorts of amazing goods, unfortunately that is what sir off goes down at my house. I am always moving things around. Anyway, AD Spain released this list of shops and shop owners with links but more importantly pictures, lots of them. Name one thing from one picture that you would just have to have.

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mid century shopping,mid century,vintage
 

Eye full of auction photos

I was fishing around on the internet and came across this amazing sideboard made in Canada by Treco which led me to the blog of Pedro Silmon. I landed on a page full of amazing auction photos and listings. I have seen some of these pieces before but some of them were completely new to me. That first picture and credenza is amazing, like Raymond Loewy meets Danish. I think I need one of those.

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Cabinet (in the manner of) Raymond Loewy, made in Canada by Treco, in plastic, rosewood and metal

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Etoile éclatée, 1968, Lacquered stainless steel panel
 

Jean Prouvé exhibit by Sign Tokyo

I recently came across the site of Sign Tokyo and was very impressed with their Jean Prouvé exhibits. I know some people absolutely love the work of Prouvé, I myself like quite a bit of his work but “love” might be stretch for me. Some of the pieces seen here are pretty fantastic. I actually really enjoy some of the architectural elements that Prouvé designed. The doors with the port holes are stunning. No doubt museum quality exhibits found here.

Jean Prouvé, design, exibit, Sign Tokyo

Jean Prouvé, design, exibit, Sign Tokyo
 

Artistic furnishings by McCollin Bryan

These artistic furnishings by McCollin Bryan make use of some really nice materials. My favorite has to be the Lunar Table (first and third pic), the brass combined with the dark blue resin is an amazing combination not only in color but materials as well. At first I thought these resin tops were glass but they are a high polished resin. The combination of colors and base materials could be limitless. Some of his concrete work caught my attention as well. I believe that most of these pieces are in limited editions which make them very unique pieces of art.

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Artistic furnishings,McCollin Bryan,furniture,design,art,sculpture
 

Jalousie sideboard by Hekla

The Jalousie sideboard by Hekla is one amazing looking pieces of furniture. I love the sliding brass doors on this. I would imagine it would be perfect for electronics, not only for the remotes but airflow and cooling. The scale of the piece is nice but of course I would have to have it in walnut with brass doors. Hekla has some other nice projects including other furniture designs.

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sideboard,credenza,modern,furniture,design
 


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