Sommelier-style corkscrew shaped and colored as a tropical parrot delights friends and family. This corkscrew will be the talk of the party! The corkscrew itself forms the shape of the parrot! Could you buy a Pulltaps–the corkscrew of choice for all waiters and sommeliers out there–for ten bucks? Sure. But would it look like this cheery guy? No. No it would not. Designed by Alessandro Mendini and Annalisa Margarini for Alessi, this parrot corkscrew comes in four different colors, fits in your pocket, and is darn cute. Plus: it is, technically a Pulltaps. So it's got that Teflon-coated screw (a.k.a. the worm), a two-step boot lever for extra leverage, and a serrated foil cutter. We have all been waiting for a new element of surprise on the corkscrew front. “Parrot”, the practical, pocket-sized sommelier corkscrew, has been designed to meet these expectations.
Space shuttles and Apollo modules head to the stars and so do these Space Age ornaments. Our beautiful Mid-Century Modern 'Space Age' Tree Ornaments are simply irresistible and reflect the space-age optimism of the 1950s. This set of 4 uniquely modern tree ornaments recall the 1950s space exploration period. This set includes the following ornaments: Super Apollo Rocket (1), Space Patrol Rover with Robot (1), UFO Moon Traveler Saucer (1) and Mars Express Space Traveler (1). All ornaments are highly detailed and are made in beautiful colors. Intricately detailed for plenty of personality, each tree ornament is truly one of a kind. Our beautiful ornaments are expertly crafted from mouth-blown glass, then hand painted and given a glittery finish. This out of this world tree ornament set will be expertly packaged to ensure safe (intergalactic) travels. This Space Age Ornament will not only be the most beautiful and unique on your tree this season, it also makes for a great gift. Price is for the set of 4 (four) ornaments as pictured. Looking for more Holiday Decor Ideas? Check NOVA68 and receive Free Shipping on any item, no minimum required!
The Tahiti Lamp was designed by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass for Memphis Milano and is one of the icons of the 1980s Memphis Design Movement.
A "Tahiti" Lamp by Ettore Sottsass for Memphis.
In the form of a bird.
Wood , laminate, metal.
Plate "Memphis Milano Ettore Sottsass 1981"
Designed in 1981
Giles de Bure – Ettore Sottsass, Jr, Rivages 1987 p66.
Charlotte and Peter Fiell- 1000 lights 1960 to present. Taschen. P95
Lit; Richard Horn “Memphis” Gaade p 39
Gio Ponti was one of the most important Italian architects, industrial designers, furniture designers, artists, and publishers of the twentieth century. The Fato Lamp was designed by Gio Ponti for Artemide in 1966. Originally released by Artemide in 1966 and again re-edited in 2000 for a limited time. This collectible 'Fato' lamp is from the later Artemide production from 2000 and is no longer in production. With its geometrical surfaces, this minimalist square metal framed table lamp creates an appealing play of light and shadow. Gio Ponti's Fato table light can also be used as a showcase for small objects. Fato is a timeless light sculpture and a classic icon of mid-century modern Italian design. The lamps are in mint condition and appear to have been never used with original bright-white lacquer. The Fato Lamp accommodates 2 x E14 MAX 40W incandescent light bulbs. Light bulb included.
Gio Ponti Fato Lamp. One of the great all-rounders was Italian architect, designer artist and publicist Gio Ponti (1891 to 1979). For Ponti, architecture, interiors and utility items were directly connected with one another, and yet, when combining them, he avoided dogmatism of all kinds. His work fluctuated between Classicism and Modernism, between craftsmanship and industrial production. Sometimes it was a simple and practical, sometimes decorative. Accordingly, Ponti's work is not uncontroversial and yet his individual pluralism is considered a forerunner of the Post-modern. As an enthusiastic mediator between architecture and design ("Amate l'architettura!"), in 1928 he established the magazine "Domus" whose editor-in-chief he remained almost without interruption until his death in 1979. Ponti's most famous building is the Pirelli Tower in Milan, which he realized together with Pier Luigi Nervi. This elegant skyscraper was erected on a long, hexagonal floor plan because for Ponti the diamond-shaped hexagon was the perfect geometric figure.Ponti's ultra-light chair "Superleggera" (dating from 1955/1957) and weighing only just under 1.7 kg is considered a legend of design classics. At the time, the manufacturer Cassina ran an advertising campaign claiming that if thrown out of the window onto the street it would land unscathed and even bounce back. Ponti had designed graceful chairs even earlier than this, for example "Livia" (dating from 1937), which, alongside other historical Ponti chairs, is still being produced by l'abbate today. The search for lightness and elegance is a recurring theme in Ponti's work. His later work is dominated by surfaces which he continued to dissolve - almost to the point of dematerialization. For example, in the open facade of the Concattedrale of Tarento (1970) or in his luminaire "Fato" for Artemide.
The Artemide Lighting Fato Light is a sculptural table lamp. Designed by Italian designer Gio Ponti, the Fato has geometrical metal screens creating light and dark, screened and clear, all enclosed in a square frame: it is both a light object and a minimalist sculpture. The Artemide Fato is a lighting sculpture with a strong styling connotation to the Italian modernist movement of the middle of the 20th century having been originally designed in 1966 by Gio Ponti. Structure in white enameled, folded and welded plate.
Riki Watanabe Tokyo Station Japanese Railway Clock. A great clock for the home, business or home office with its easy to ready uber-functional design features. The simply gorgeous Riki Railway Clock was designed by the luminary Japanese designer Riki Watanabe for Lemnos in Japan and has become an icon of Japanese design. The Japanese railway clock was designed in 1972 by Riki Watanabe, a Japanese industrial design engineer, together with Lemnos a clock manufacturer, for use by the Japanese Railways at the Hibiya station. Riki Watanabe applied his minimalist design simplicity to create this beautiful easy-to-read wall clock. The clock has been lauded by the Design Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York as an example of outstanding 20th-Century design. The natural and simple design of the Riki Wall Clock by Riki Watanabe complements any space with its understated yet timeless elegance. Receive Free Shipping from NOVA68. Check our large selection of Modern Wall Clocks.
Our beautiful oversized Deluxe Zen Garden is perfect for any space including the home or the office. This two-piece Zen Garden set features an extra large Zen Garden Tray for sand which measures 24 inches x 13 inches. An additional smaller planter tray is used for a Bonsai tree (Bonsai tree not included). This tranquil zen garden makes an incredible statement when placed on a table be it indoor- or outdoors on a patio, rooftop or garden. This is a great and unique zen garden set for anyone who needs a little relaxing and enjoys being creative. Every time you use this, you will feel the tranquility washing over you, just like true meditation. Its soft elegant shape makes it a beautiful decorative accent piece which compliments any setting. This modernist zen garden is handmade and imported from Switzerland. It has an anthracite finish as pictured.
Zen gardens are places of rest, meditation and inspiration. Places where one finds on a small meditative journey to inner balance. This beautiful zen garden is made of natural fiber cement, a lightweight material that is 100% recyclable. Fiber cement ingredients are: cement, powdered limestone, cellulose and synthetic fibers, water and air. Plants love this natural and breathable material which regulates moisture. Production processes and materials (mostly sourced from Switzerland) ensure that this zen garden is completely resistant to frost and is meant to endure cold winters. Fiber cement is also colored all the way through, therefore there is no danger of the color chipping or fading. This Deluxe Zen Garden is manufactured exclusively for us in Switzerland. All pieces are designed by award winning European designers and are handmade by local Swiss artisan's whose signature can be found on every piece.
If you are in need of some seriously cool modern outdoor lighting, you should consider this classic mid-century modern outdoor wall lamp from NOVA68. This Mid Century modernist wall sconce is a cult design icon of the mid century American modernism movement. This beautiful modern wall sconce captures the spirit of 1950s modern style and elegance. The Mid-Century Modern 1950s design and architecture movement promised a new way of living as manifested by its cutting edge design and modern architecture innovations as seen in the Case Study House Program which ran between 1945 and 1966. With roots in the innovative modern furniture creations by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Eero Saarinen and architects that included Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, Craig Ellwood, Pierre Koenig, Oscar Niemeyer. It is across the mid century modern decade of the 1950s that the American cultural landscape change radically, passing from conformity to optimism accompanied by a burst of creation in the fields of design and architecture. This beautiful outdoor wall lamp will compliment your modern home. It's durable and high quality American-made construction and rain shield make it perfect to light up any outdoor space.
Here are some more pictures of this classic cool modern wall sconce installation in Palm Springs California.
This classic mid-century modern wall lamp is a popular choice with Palm Springs residents. Palm Springs is famous as a mecca for the international jet set. But the city has also attracted its share of eccentrics and mavericks who have left an architectural legacy that remains unsurpassed for its originality and international influence. Many modern architects and designers have had an impact on the desert oasis, primarily from the 1940s to the 1960s, when they created one of the most important concentrations of modernist architecture in the world. Palm Springs came into its own architecturally after the war when it became a haven for such modernists as Richard Neutra, who was already practicing the International Style in Los Angeles. Many other distinguished architects have left distinctive marks in the desert: Albert Frey, John Lautner, E. Stewart Williams, William Cody, John Porter Clark, and Craig Ellwood. Palm Springs Modern features examples of mid-century modernism at its most glamorous, some of them the residences of prominent figures who commissioned weekend getaways in the desert including Frank Sinatra, Walter Annenberg, and Raymond Loewy. Adèle Cygelman's insightful text, a foreword by architectural historian Joseph Rosa, contemporary color photography by David Glomb, and the celebrated archival black-and-white work of Julius Shulman all capture the distinctly modern allure of America's famed desert playground. We especially like the Richard Neutra Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs:
Check out this beautiful new rooftop garden installation which features the beautiful Sumo outdoor planter. The Sumo planter pot is a great modern twist on a traditional planter. This elegant modern outdoor planter pot with its rounded curves makes a very attractive impression in any space. Choose to enjoy them outdoors or in, and see how they add a modern touch to any space. The Sumo planter pot will certainly compliment any outdoor garden, patio design, courtyard or rooftop terrace with its timeless features. If a modern planter or a contemporary planter style fits your garden or home - these commercial grade outdoor planters will be ideal. Inspired European and Asian designs match form and function. Our product line of contemporary modern garden planters pushes the envelope of what a traditional planter should be. With a durable and lightweight fiber cement type of material that can be formed to take almost any shape, you'll always find something unique. The Sumo planter is part of our large modern architectural planter pots that come in a wide variety of styles and finishes. This beautiful Sumo planter pot container holds its own, especially in residential and commercial spaces. The Kyoto planter is available in a variety of different sizes. Kyoto is a versatile planter that works well alone or in groups. Its soft elegant shape makes it a beautiful decorative planter. This modern planter is handmade and imported from Switzerland. This planter is made of natural, a lightweight material that is 100% recyclable fiber cement. Fiber cement ingredients are: cement, powdered limestone, cellulose and synthetic fibers, water and air. This planter is made of anthracite black fiber cement which is a mostly organic material and it is 100% recyclable. This planter has pre-drilled drainage holes. Designed and manufactured in Switzerland.
If a modern planter or a contemporary planter style fits your garden or home - these commercial grade outdoor planters will be ideal. Inspired Japanese designs match form and function. Our product line of contemporary modern garden planters pushes the envelope of what a traditional planter should be. With a durable and lightweight fiber cement type of material that can be formed to take almost any shape, you'll always find something unique. The Tokyo planter is part of our large modern architectural planter pots that come in a wide variety of styles and finishes. Here are some additional images:
This beautiful Tokyo planter pot container holds its own, especially in residential and commercial spaces. The Tokyo planter is available in five different sizes and two finishes (grey or anthracite). Tokyo is a versatile planter that works well alone or in groups. Its soft elegant shape makes it a beautiful decorative planter. This modern planter is handmade and imported from Switzerland.
Our Japanese professional Bonsaic Scissors by Nihonbashi Kiya is also known as the "Butterfly Scissors" because of its beautiful butterfly-shaped handles. This stunning icon of Japanese design blends form with function in an exceptionally beautiful way. We are proud to present this traditional Japanese garden scissors made exactly the same way as they have been for the last (almost) 300 years. By 1792, when the first Nihonbashi Kiya scissors were forged, sword-makers on the Japanese island of Tanegashima had been crafting precious 'jewel steel' into superlative blades for four hundred years and more. The tradition continues today - Ikenami Hamono's edge-tools are renowned for their beauty, utility and craftsmanship and continue to be forged by hand in Japan. Our traditional Okubo garden scissors not only look and feel perfect; they also provide a cutting sense you won't have experienced before. The contrast between factory-fabricated stainless steel and a hand-forged blade in hardened high-carbon steel really is quite something. Delicate in design and high in quality, these narrow, sharp blades are strong enough to slice through small twigs and all types of flowers stems. The large grip butterfly-shaped handle accommodates gloved hands. Forged by master artisans in Japan.
The Serie della Natura by the artist Enzo Mari is a series of graphics of the Art Edition by Danese. The graphic “Diciotto, il porcello” is from 1976. Overall the series comprises six pictures with natural motives, from an apple, a panther to the head of a goose. Enzo Mari created these pictures in the 1960s and 1970s with the ambition of creating objects that would be relevant back then and in 300 years time. The series of graphics revives every room and pleases adults and children alike. It’s a suitable wall decoration for home and office. The clock on the wall is the George Nelson Ball Clock.
Skinny Stripe Shag Door Mat by Chilewich. Say "welcome" with a beautiful doormat; so stylish that it is easy to forget that it is practical too! The Chilewich Shag Skinny Stripe Doormat is tufted from durable vinyl yarns for a textured "looped" look. The durability of this extruded yarn, the intrinsic sheen of the material, its tremendous design versatility, and the fact that it is washable makes this one of our favorite doormats! This beautiful Chilewich doormat looks great, is soft underfoot and the easy care nature is well suited for today's active lifestyles. The doormats' unique construction wicks away moisture and dirt, trapping it in the pile for quick evaporation before floors, doorways or mudrooms get dirty and slick. These all-vinyl mats with awesome styling are ideal for entrances, bathrooms, outdoor terraces and entryways. Chilewich mats are good in all weather, are quick to dry and resist mold and mildew. They can be washed when needed with a garden hose, can be rolled and stored easily out of sight when needed. The long-lasting Chilewich doormats are finished with secure, non-skid urethane backing so movement on tile or hardwood floors is not a problem. Chilewich doormats are suitable for indoor and outdoor use and last a very long time in any type of weather. The Skinny Stripe Shag Doormat is one of our finest modern doormats with good looks to boot! Made in U.S.A.
Chilewich was founded by New York designer Sandy Chilewich who creates a distinctive product line of vinyl placemats, floormats, rugs and runners, which can be seen in homes and better restaurants around the world. The Chilewich collection features the designer's famed contemporary aesthetic and modern-chic color pallets with rugged durability and comfort. Made almost exclusively in the U.S., Chilewich now finishes 95% of their products in their own manufacturing facility in Georgia.