Form and Function

Architects and Their Chairs “K”

"K" is for Kurokawa Kisho Kurokawa struggled to get commissions early in his career and was so poor he made his models from noodles, photographed them after they were dry, then cooked and ate them. SMH.comau *Kurokawa, was a founding member of the influential...

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Bauhaus color

The walls are painted to match the architectonic divisions of the room precisely. Just as the room is divided into two sections, the ceiling is divided into two rectangular fields of color. Sourced through Scoop.it from: thecharnelhouse.org great images and written as...

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Architects and Their Chairs “J”

  "J" is for Juhl   Finn Juhl (30 January 1912 – 17 May 1989) was a Danish architect, interior and industrial designer. Juhl was most notably known for his furniture design and for introducing Danish Modern to America in the 1940's. "Juhl’s life was, in fact, a...

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Architects and Their Chairs “I”

                         "I" is for Isozaki Arata Isozaki was born in Oita City, Japan, in 1931. He studied with Kenzo Tange, one of Japan's leading modern architects, at the University of Tokyo from 1950 to 1954.  He worked for Tange for a number of years and then...

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Architects and Their Chairs “H”

                      "H" is for Henningsen   Poul Henningsen, 1894-1967, Danish architect, writer, multi-artist. On the background of the emancipated radical cultural environment of the 1920s he displayed great inventiveness in many fields.Official website of...

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Architects and Their Chairs “G”

                        "G" is for Gehry      Frank Owen Gehry was born in Toronto, Canada on February 28, 1929. He studied at the University of Southern California and Harvard University. Frank was creative at a young age, building imaginary homes and...

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Architects and Their Chairs “F”

           "F" is for Ferrari-Hardoy   Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy and The Butterfly Chair   Ferrari-Hardoy is one of the most important architects of Argentina. He belongs to the generation of Argentinean architects that advocated the ideas of modernism....

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Architects and Their Chairs “E”

                        "E" is for Eiermann Egon Eiermann 1948 Egon Eiermann (September 29, 1904 – July 20, 1970) was one of Germany's most prominent architects in the second half of the 20th century. A functionalist, his major works include: the textile mill at...

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Architects and Their Chairs “D”

         "D" is for Deganello   "Nowadays, designers have to go against the market, they have to head in an ecologically sustainable direction. They have to be brave enough to bite the hand that feeds them," Paolo Deganello declares decisively. Paolo Deganello...

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Architects and Their Chairs “C”

        C is for Castiglioni      "Start from scratch. Stick to common sense. Know your goals and means". Achille Castiglioni (February 26, 1918 - December 2, 2002) was a renowned Italian industrial designer. He was often inspired by everyday things and made...

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Architects and Their Chairs “B”

     B is For Breuer     Marcel Lajos Breuer was born May 21,1902 in Hungary. He attended university at the Bauhaus School and later was a teacher in the carpentry department. When he came to the United States he was a professor at Harvard University...

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Architects and Their Chairs “A”

          A is for Aulenti We begin this retrospective with Gae Aulenti (December 4, 1927 – October 31, 2012) an Italian architect, lighting and interior designer, and industrial designer. She was well known for several large-scale museum projects, including Musée...

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Vote: Architectural Curves or Right Angles

    Oscar Niemeyer was one of the most important architects of the 20th century and he did not like angles. "Right angles don't attract me. Nor straight, hard and inflexible lines created by man," he wrote in his 1998 memoir The Curves of Time. " I am...

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Cheers and Chairs 2014!

Paradigm Gallery is proud to offer products from several new partners. While we are restyling our website we have not shown the full  array of our new modern furniture options, but they will be coming soon. The new year, 2014, is an important beginning for Paradigm...

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Architectural Lighting Nuances Nature

The beautiful Solvesborg bridge in Sweden         Completed in 2013, the Solvesborg Bridge in Sweden is the longest pedestrian bridge in Europe. The bridge consists of a higher part made out of three characteristic vaults and a long wooden bridge for pedestrians....

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The Essence of a Miesian Dwelling

The Farnsworth House is a 1,500 sq.ft home designed and constructed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe between 1945-51. It is a one-room weekend retreat in a once-rural setting. The design is recognized as a masterpiece of the International Style of architecture and was...

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Starchitecture’s Positive Impact on Museum Traffic

      Today's museums are as much about the architecture as they are the collections within. The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain was designed by Frank Gehry and was the starting point of a trend that still continues, often referred to as the Bilbao...

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