Glass Lantern Lamp
The HongKong glass lantern lamp was designed by Anki Gneib. This is a fantastic hand blown glass pendant light imported from Murano in Italy. This attractive Italian glass pendant lamp is made in Murano with either white or red hand blown glass wrapped with a polished chrome metal frame. It's shape is reminiscent of A a colorful Asian lantern. This refined lamp is crafted by hand with the utmost care to detail by master glass makers. The perfect fit for both classical and modern interiors.
Mikado Modern Pendant Lamp
We love modern lighting and this new modern light fixture is our favorite! The Mikado pendant light displays a serene balance of simplicity with its clean geometric lines. This very attractive modern pendant light draws inspiration from traditional Japanese lamps. The simplicity and rhythmic design of this attractive pendant lamp, coupled with the use of Murano glass and minimal steel, give this light a timeless, weightless and modern quality that is truly inspirational. This brilliant modern lamp would be perfect over a dining area or in the living room. The Mikado pendant light provides a light through an extra-clear Murano glass diffuser. The metal frame is available in white or black.
This Goggomobil car is incredible! The Goggomobil is the actual name of the car, we are not making this up! This modern car is for sale! Extremely rare in the USA since none were ever sold here. Only in Australia, Goggomobil running gear (300cc) with all fiberglas body. Has rare cabrio top in excellent condition with side curtains (like you will ever use them)! Available for collectors at $30,000.00
BMW Isetta Super Mod Car
Micro cars were very popular in Italy during the middle of the 20th century. Some fine examples include the Fiat 500 and the much forgotten BMW Isetta. The BMW Isetta is an incredibly cool-looking mod car. This would be great on the streets of Rome! The egg-shaped Isetta can be said to be the very best microcar of its time. Certainly it is the archetypal "bubble car", and is today recognized and loved worldwide.
The origins of the BMW Isetta were in Milan, Italy at the scooter and refrigerator company of Iso SpA, run by Renzo Rivolta. The BMW Isetta was called Isetta, or "little Iso". The BMW Isetta was a startling, totally unconventional design that caused a furor at its introduction in Turin in November 1953. From this influential debut grew a number of licensed branches worldwide, the main one being BMW in Germany.
The BMW Isetta was seen by BMW as filling a gap between their motorcycle range and the luxury 501 models. The car was redesigned to take the 250cc 4-stroke engine from the R-25 motorcycle, and the front suspension was changed. The finished car was announced in April 1955 and went into production shortly after. The quirky little Motocoupe as it was called by BMW, became the dream of the workingman, and by November 1955, ten thousand had been built. In February 1956, came a 300cc motor. In September of that year the redesigned "sliding-window" model made its debut, looking altogether more harmonious. 22,543 examples of the "egg" rolled off the line in this, its biggest year ever.
George Nelson Sunburst Clock
The George Nelson Sunburst Clock is a timeless design from the 1950's! This beautiful Nelson clock was designed by George Nelson in 1950 and has become an Icon of Modern Design. This George Nelson Sunburst clock is an authentic re-edition made by Vitra in Europe and is fully authorized by the Nelson estate. The material is: Beech Wood, Acrylic Lacquered, Metal, High-Quality Quartz Movements. Very easy to attach to your wall, works with a regular battery. Arguably one of the better Icons of 20th Century Design.
Gaggia Baby Twin Steel Espresso Machine
We love espresso machine, especially when the combine good looks with a great cup of espresso! The Gaggia Baby Twin stands to revolutionize home espresso brewing as the only semi-automatic machine in its class with a dual heating system, allowing you to switch right from brewing to steaming without missing a beat. The Gaggia Baby Twin's three-way solenoid valve, commercial brew group, pre-infusion cycle, and powerful 15 bar pump add to the allure of this innovative design, ensuring rich crema is just a few moments away. All of these heavy-duty internal components are controlled by a modern touch-ring with green backlit buttons. This touch-ring manages brewing, programming, hot water dispensing, and it also has indicator lights for the steam supply and brew boiler temperature.
The Gaggia Baby Twin is easy to maintain and is completely housed in brushed stainless steel. Even the Turbo Frother steam wand attachment is made of durable stainless steel, letting you make creamy cappuccinos and lattes in just a few moments. The steam wand is also mounted on a ball joint, providing a full range of movement. Located on the back of the machine is the 60oz removable water reservoir made of clear plastic, allowing you to monitor your water levels with a quick glance. Plus, it can be easily removed for cleaning.
The Gaggia Baby Twin is available from:
We love this cubist work by Pablo Picasso titled "Femme Accoudee". Linocut, 1959, signed in pencil, numbered 22/50, published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, 1960, on Arches wove paper, with full margins, in good condition apart from slight discoloration to the margins.
This Roy Lichtenstein is a classic in the history of modern art. This Roy Lichtenstein print is titled "Reflections on the Scream". It was published in 1990. Lithograph, screenprint and woodcut printed in colours, with metalized PVC collage and embossing, 1990, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 22/68 (total edition includes 16 artist's proofs), from the Reflections series, on Somerset paper, with the blindstamp of the publisher, Tyler Graphics, Ltd., with full margins, in good condition.
This is a wonderful print from Roy Lichtenstein titled "Nude with Blue Hair". Relief print in colours, 1994, signed and dated in pencil, inscribed State I, AP 5/6, an artist's proof aside from the numbered edition of ten, from the Nudes Series, printed and published by Tyler Graphics, New York, with their blindstamp, on BFK mould-made paper, with full margins, in very good condition. This Roy Lichtenstein print will be offered for sale at the Sotheby's Old Master and Modern and Contemporary Prints auction in London on April 7th.
We love these modern floor lamps which were designed by Gio Ponti for Reggiani Italian lighting in 1974. These are so beautiful with their minimal modern form. They stand 59" tall. These Gio Ponti floor lamps were made with anodized aluminum and stainless steel. These fine floor lamps were recently offered through Sotheby's in New York.
The Peter Karpf Wing Chair is an icon of modern Scandinavian furniture design. The Peter Karpf Wing Chair was designed in 1968 for Christensen & Larsen in Denmark. This is a beautiful modern chair made with black lacquered plywood and string. This expressive modern lounge chair pushed bentwood to a new extreme. The above chair was sold at the Sotheby's 20th century design action on March 27th 2009 for $3,125.00 (including buyers premium).
Hans Wegner Cow Horn Chair
This vintage set of 10 Hans Wegner Cow Horn chairs was sold at the 20th century design auction at Sotheby's in New York for $65,500.00, an absolute record for this beautiful Hans Wegner chair. Hans Wegner created the Cow Horn chairs in 1952 for Johannes Hansen in Denmark. They are made with teak, rosewood and cane.
These Space Age modern design white fiberglass wall panels are just amazing. Build your own modern room! The Space Panels make an incredible lasting impression for any luxurious residence or commercial interior like a hotel, restaurant, corporate entrance, etc. These panels are very much like Verner Panton designs from the same period. But these are even better since they are in beautiful snow white fiberglass (never yellows)! Price includes installation kit and complimentary chrome plated bulb as shown. Larger pictures available upon request. Strongly decorative in character, the Space Panels can be used as a wall- or ceiling-mounted lamp.
These Space Age modern design panels work great with either mirror-top light bulbs or white-top light bulbs.
Solaris Modern Prefab Italian Design Kitchen
The Solaris kitchen is a modern modular kitchen which was designed by Pietro Arosio for the Italian modern kitchen maker Ernestomeda. This modern modular kitchen is made with Corian and features a compact kitchen solution.
The Solaris washing area consists of a large basin and a small one as well. Solaris Kitchen worktop is made of seamless Corian material to give it a gentle clean look, where as the under top structure is all of stainless steel. It has a minimal modern lamp switch and power sockets. The upper lamp and the lower skeleton-looking water pipe add an industrial design touch. This is the perfect modern kitchen for people on the move. This is also a great kitchen for modern prefab homes, lofts, vacation homes. etc.
O-Space Lamp in Modern Kitchen Design
This modern kitchen displays the O-Space lamp designed by Nichetto and Gai for Foscarini. Foscarini is a fabulous Italian lighting company and we love this modern saucer-shaped pendant lamp.
What about modern Kitchen Design? Some people have the great advantage of being the first to design, build and use a kitchen. Some people will design a kitchen that will add to the overall value of the home – a kitchen that others will like. Some people, however, design their kitchen specifically for their needs. Before you begin to plan the look of your kitchen, decide if you want to design a kitchen that will impress buyers, or one that will impress only you. Where To choose a modern kitchen design? Do you need kitchen to be first functional and then aesthetically pleasing, or vice-versa? The most used appliances in kitchen are your sink, the refrigerator and the countertop. Most kitchens are built with these items close to each other – often in a triangle formation. You don’t have to have these appliances right on top of the other, but you don’t want to be walking back and forth from one end of the room to the other every time you cook. Things To Remember when buying a modern kitchen design: Keep in mind there are some "invisible" throughways entering and exiting kitchen design. Try keeping the path from your appliance triangle from intersecting with the kitchen throughways. Also, make sure you have enough drawer space. Whatever you plan, design you modern kitchen for safety first, functionality second, and aesthetics last. You never know, you might find out that some of the most functional parts of kitchen are also the most ornamental.
Modern kitchen design: what is it? Sure, modern kitchen design now has a microwave, wooden cabinets, durable countertops, a range, an oven. However a closer look reveals the true power of modern kitchen design. The microwave, truly the most modern kitchen invention. Well in modern kitchen design, even this has been improved upon. All you have to do is hold the product up to the microwave and wait for it to read the bar code. The microwave knows how long it will take to cook the product. The freezer will remind you to defrost your meat for the night and the faucets are all controlled by infrared sensors, thus stopping the spread of germs. Combine this with the wealth of nutritional information that the computer contains, and you are sure to live an easier healthier life in this modern kitchen design… the future brings modern kitchen design.
Mindflex by Mattel
Have you ever dreamed of moving an object with the power of your mind? This is real Jetsons stuff! Mattel's Mindflex Game is supposed to be the hottest toy for Holiday Season 2009. Utilizing advanced Mindflex technology, the wireless headset reads your brainwave activity. Concentrate ... and the ball rises on a cushion of air! Relax ... and the ball descends. It's literally mind over matter!
Spider Lamp by Joe Colombo
This beautiful minimal floor lamp is an icon of modern lighting. The Spider lamp was designed by Joe Colombo in 1965 but is still in production today. Joe Colombo was one of the greatest designers of the 20th century. Joe Colombo was one of the quintessential designers, together with Verner Panton, of mid century modern furniture. The furniture and lighting he created was practical, comfortable and pleasing for the eye. Joe Colombo is also responsible for the design of the super-functional Boby Trolley. The classic Spider is the timeless table lamp par excellence. Joe Colombo used this lamp in his own home as well. The joint in the arm makes it possible to pivot, turn or adjust the height of the reflector in one easy step.
The Spider lamp series includes the Spider table lamp and Spider floor lamp. The Spider lamp is a single lighting fixture designed for a special horizontal spot light and was assembled - thanks to a melamine joint - in a variety of situations (home/office) and on different supports (table, floor, wall, ceiling), thus coining the concept of a "family" of lamps. The stamped plate finished with white, black, orange or brown baking paint, sliding along a polished chrome stem, seemed a foretaste of the future.
The idea behind Lighting fixture Spider lamp was suggested to Joe Colombo by a new type of onion bulb newly produced at that time by Philips: the silvered Cornalux. The lamp-object of Joe Colombo's project was therefore born as a frame for the illuminating body which can freely direct the light because it is part protected by silvering.
In the technical part of the project the designer not only creates a system of illuminating devices which range from the table to ceiling versions but presents a whole series of solutions which could represent a real manual on industrial design. From the body of the diffuser, cut to leave the bulb in full view, and allow it to be directed along the axis of the stand to the design of the painted bases which highlight the dynamic shape, the dynamic nature of the object to make a technical device like this an attractive part of the furnishing.
O-Luce Lanternina Lamp
The O-Luce Lanternina lamp was designed by the Italian designers Marta Laudani & Marco Romanelli. The classic Lanternina Suspension Lamp is a timeless lamp par excellence. Perfect for both modern and classic interiors. Created with transparent and sand-blasted Murano glass diffusers. The structure is made with glazed anodized metal. Includes ceiling cap. A matching floor- and table lamp is available as well.
NOVA68 just launched the expanded home decor category which features lots of design gems. The modern home decor section features unique modern items for home decorating and interior design including decor, wall art, home accessories, pillows, throws, blankets, home accents, vases and plenty of gift ideas for him and for her.
Alessandro Pianon Glass Birds
We love these glass birds which were designed by Italian glass blower Alessandro Pianon for Vistosi in Murano Italy during the early 1960's. These exquisite Murano glass birds feature fine details and are made with hand blown glass and copper. Each stands about 12.25" tall and they are worth their weight in gold (perhaps even more).
These Alessandro Pianon glass birds are no longer produced and have become wanted collectors items. Wright20 will have three examples of the Alessandro Pianon glass birds in their modern design auction. Each bird has an estimate of $2,000 to $3,000, so if you ever find these in Europe at an antique market, don't think twice.
Charles and Ray Eames LCW Chair
22 w x 24 d x 26.5 h inches
This example is number one from an edition of 500 lounge chairs made in 1996 using old stock of rosewood veneer. Signed and numbered with applied manufacturer’s label to underside: [Herman Miller Eames 1 of 500].
The Charles and Ray Eames LCW Chair is a classic icon of modern furniture design. The Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair (1946) has been referred to as the "most famous chair of the century," with a form that relates directly to the human body and holds no secrets as to how it succeeds technically. Low-slung, with an expertly crafted molded plywood seat and back, this chair cradles the user and features hardwood inner ply for durability. The molded plywood legs provide superior strength and rubber shock mounts buffer against jarring movement. Self-leveling pod glides level on uneven surfaces.This Eames LCW chair will be sold at the upcoming auction of wright20 in Chicago.
Carol Marcus & Bill Willers
Modern Green Architecture
This contemporary green home was designed by Sonoma architects Carol Marcus and Bill Willers for one of their most demanding customers: themselves. They named their home "The Healthy Home" since it is one of the most livable green homes which was ever built. This modern home was built with light-gauge steel framing, concrete mixed with fly ash and spray foam insulation. This is one of the best green homes we have seen in a long time.
The Kivik Art Center in Sweden features very minimal 'Donald Judd style' concrete building blocks. Designed by David Chipperfield and Antony Gormley. David Chipperfield is the designer of the famous Chandelier from FontanaArte.
The pavilion, which was constructed in only two months, is a sculpture entirely in concrete. Formed of three interlocked 100 m3 volumes – ‘The Cave’, ‘The Stage’ and ‘The Tower’ – the pavilion offers three different ways of experiencing the nature and landscapes around Kivik.
‘The Cave’ – a solid, dormant space in the base of the sculpture where one can rest on a wall-fixed bench, offers the enclosed feeling of being in the dark forest. Stairs then take the visitor up to the first floor – ‘The Stage’ – a horizontal volume open to the landscape, where one looks out but is also exposed. The third volume – ‘The Tower’ – takes the visitor up spiral stairs to a platform almost 18 metres above the ground, where one is rewarded with a spectacular view over the trees towards the Baltic Sea.
Kivik Pavilions is a project that combines architecture with art and design. Fundamental are issues of environmental solutions, a symbiosis of the landscape and the pavilion, local materials, and corporate partnership with industries in the region. The 2007 pavilion, called ‘Mother Ship’, was designed by Norwegian architects Snohetta, in conjunction with the photographer Tom Sandberg.
Designed by Frank Gehry
The Wiggle chair by Frank Gehry remains to this day one of our most beloved design chairs. This cardboard chair is remarkably sturdy and could last a life time (or longer). The Wiggle chair is a single fluid shape ingeniously sculpted into a stunning piece of furniture. In the early 1970's, nearing the end of the oil crisis, a trend developed for less expensive and lightweight materials. This led Frank Gehry to experiment with cardboard furniture. Designer and architect Frank Gehry developed the cardboard furniture line which he named "Easy Edges". Frank Gehry used multiple layers of corrugated cardboard glued together to make it strong enough to be practical. The Wiggle Chair is designed using this innovative material.