Posts Tagged with “modernism”

Coast Modern & Build — Live Through Architecture Not For It

Build Coast Modern Poster

To kickoff the UK launch of the documentary film Coast Modern the filmmakers invited Build to exhibit a series of prints designed exclusively for the event. Build designed the poster above for the show, that will take place at Mead Carney gallery in London. The A1 poster is a two color screen print on Lustralux 215gsm paper, and printed by K2 Screen.

The exhibit will also feature a very limited set of 5 typographic prints, each with a word or statement taken directly from the film.

The filmmakers and the Build team will be at the show, and the film will be screened on Saturday 14th June at 4pm. The prints will be available for purchase at the shop, and on Build’s shop.

Wish. I. Were. In. London. Damnit. More info below:

Mead Carney
45 Dover Street
London
W1S 4FF

Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 June
Open Saturday 10am – 8pm & Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Oscar Niemeyer

Marcel Gautherot

Marcel Gautherot

Marcel Gautherot

Oscar Niemeyer was a Brazilian modernist architect known for his design of Brasília, and his work on the United Nations building in NYC. His design for Brasília is always an inspiration for me. The way he worked with the lines and space really make it a beautiful and functional construction.

These wonderful photos taken by Marcel Gautherot bring out the beauty in the architecture. You can see more of them, and read more about Brasília, in this article.

The Wishbone Chair

The Wishbone Chair was designed in 1949 by Danish designer Hans J. Wegner for furniture company Carl Hansen & Søn. The classic chair has been in production since 1950, and is always been handmade by the finest craftsman. The chair is made of 14 parts, and requires 100 separate processes, which takes around 3 weeks to complete.

What’s so impressive with Wegner’s chair designs is that they’re over 50 years old, but still look very modern. He was ahead of his time.

Design Milk got a behind-the-scenes look at how the chair is made, and they took some great photos of the process.

The video above also gives a glimpse into the quality and craftsmanship that goes into every chair. They are expensive, but worth every penny.

Braun ET66 Calculator

braun-et66

Braun has announced that it will reissue the iconic ET66 Calculator. It will be based on the classic 1987 design by Dietrich Lubs and Dieter Rams, that inspired the iPhone calculator app. It will be available during the summer, and you can bet that we will be stocking it at Vetted. Stay tuned.

Modernism was and still is the search for truth, the search for integrity, the search for cultural stimulation and enrichment of the mind. Modernism was never a style, but an attitude.

Vitsœ Tumblr

Vitsoe Tumblr

Vitsœ, famous for their 606 Universal Shelving System, now has a Tumblr that showcases their 50-year-old archive. A lot of amazing stuff here.