Posts Tagged with “modernism”

Actual Size: Experimental Jetset

Experimental jetset

Cooper Hewitt in NYC is host­ing a talk with Exper­i­men­tal Jet­set on Sep­tem­ber 16th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, at their Smith­son­ian Design Museum. You can get more info and reserve a spot on their web­site. Def­i­nitely an event you shouldn’t miss.

Cooper Hewitt wel­comes acclaimed inter­na­tional graphic design­ers, Exper­i­men­tal Jet­set, for an evening of con­ver­sa­tion. Exper­i­men­tal Jet­set was founded by Erwin Brinkers, Marieke Stolk, and Danny van den Dun­gen in Ams­ter­dam in 1997. The design­ers are known for their idio­syn­cratic, seem­ingly sys­tem­atic work, includ­ing the new iden­tity for the Whit­ney Museum of Amer­i­can Art. Work by Exper­i­men­tal Jet­set is rep­re­sented in Cooper Hewitt’s per­ma­nent col­lec­tion and is fea­tured in our exhi­bi­tion How Posters Work, open through Jan­u­ary 24, 2016.

Pearl Bay Residence

Pearl Bay Residence

Pearl Bay Residence

Pearl Bay Residence

Pearl Bay Residence

Won­der­ful min­i­mal­ist home in Cape Town designed by Gavin Mad­dock Design Stu­dio. I’m espe­cially in love with the design of the front of the house. Sim­ple, geo­met­ric shapes and lines paired with the white exte­rior and wooden garage door.

Tomasz Berezowski

Tomasz Berezowski

Tomasz Berezowski

Tomasz Berezowski

I’m really enjoy­ing the work of Pol­ish archi­tect and graphic designer Tomasz Bere­zowski. His design work is looks like it come right out of the 60s. Sim­ple, typo­graphic design.

Carl Brett

Carl Brett

Carl Brett was an Irish graphic designer and teacher who worked in Canada since 1954 and helped pio­neer mod­ernism in Canada. He was a found­ing mem­ber of the Soci­ety of Graphic Design­ers of Canada and served as pres­i­dent on two occasions.

Couldn’t find much info on him, and only found this gallery of his work at a small res­o­lu­tion, and some sort video inter­views with him.

Eichler Homes

Darren Bradley

Darren Bradley

Eich­ler Homes was a com­pany, by vision­ary Joseph Eich­ler, that built over 11,000 Mid-Century mod­ern homes in Cal­i­for­nia between 1950 and 1974. Eich­ler was respon­si­ble for bring­ing mod­ern archi­tec­ture to middle-class Amer­i­cans. Eich­ler Homes com­mis­sioned some of the most promi­nent mod­ern archi­tects of the time includ­ing Anshen & Allen, Claude Oak­land & Asso­ciates, Jones & Emmons, A. Quincy Jones, and Raphael Soriano.

The pho­tos above were taken by Dar­ren Bradley and are part of a col­lec­tion of Eich­ler Homes that he’s pho­tographed. Also, be sure to check out his other Flickr collections.

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

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 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.

Roseta y Oihana


Roseta y Oihana is a Barcelona based design agency founder by Roseta Mus Pons and Oihana Her­rera Erneta. I absolutely love the iden­tity and pub­li­ca­tion design they did for the MCP’s (Com­mon­wealth of the Pam­plona) Envi­ron­men­tal Edu­ca­tion Program.