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.
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.
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.
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:
45 Dover Street
Saturday 14 — Sunday 15 June
Open Saturday 10am — 8pm & Sunday 12pm — 6pm
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 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 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.