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Taking a focussed peer at some of the current stars of interior and luxury design and their back-stories
The truly modern thinking and design work of the experimental designer Gilbert Rohde 1894 – 1944

The truly modern thinking and design work of the experimental designer Gilbert Rohde 1894 – 1944

Richard Storer-Adam reviews the life and design philosophy of this influential designer who explored and produced his work in the current-day modern materials such as stainless steel, chrome tube and Bakelite.

Author: Richard Storer-Adam

An affectionate review of the famous Anna Etoile Alessi designer corkscrew

An affectionate review of the famous Anna Etoile Alessi designer corkscrew

Richard Storer-Adam looks at the work of the designer Alessandro Mendini, in particular the range of corkscrews which include those remarkable editions that are gold-plated, wearing agate earrings and costing $58,000.

Author: Richard Storer-Adam

Marcel Breuer – the architect who shifted the Bauhaus focus away from Arts and Crafts towards the more modern movement of Arts and Technology

Marcel Breuer – the architect who shifted the Bauhaus focus away from Arts and Crafts towards the more modern movement of Arts and Technology

Richard Storer-Adam looks at the Hungarian Bauhaus graduate and originator of tubular steel furniture and two of his most famous chairs – the Wassily chair and the Cesca chair.

Author: Richard Storer-Adam

My favourite modernist steel door handles and their designers

My favourite modernist steel door handles and their designers

A timeless selection from Bauhaus, Gropius, Wagenfield and Burchartz Walter Gropius, a German architect, industrial designer and teacher was the founder of the renowned Bauhaus School in Weimar. Gropius was born on18th May 1883 and he passed away on July 5th 1969. The school opened in 1919 and closed in 1933. Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus School. 1883 - 1969 The Bauhaus faculty was a pantheon of modernist designers and architects. Gropius’ ideas and philosophy helped to attract a faculty that included Paul Klee, Johannes Itten, Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, László Moholy-Nagy, Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Otto Bartning and Wassily Kandinsky,…

Author: Richard Storer-Adam