The year 2014 marks the centenary of the birth of designer Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914 – 1999). In honour of this event, Helsinki Design Museum hosted a major exhibition of his work featuring both furniture and sketches from archive collections that have not been displayed previously.
The young jewellery and accessory designer Percy Lau has teamed up with photographer Madame Peripetie, to present her latest eyewear collection. The designer experimented with the idea of “reflecting cellular growth” to broaden people’s understanding of mankind’s evolutionary process and their body’s functions.
Borned in Kretinga, Lithuania, Tomas Januska is living in London and working as a freelancer photographer in the UK.
For these energetic images of his series “Gravity”, Januska asked his subjects – a mix of people unfamiliar with dance or sports, to make between 150 to 600 jumps in front of his camera, leaving them to create their own poses.
This 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale was sold recently for $26,400,000. The reason for this value is due to the car’s rarity, historical significance and racing pedigree.
Despite the fact that the Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale was designed from the start to be a Le Mans winner, only 1 of the 3 cars made actually raced at the French circuit, where it finished 3rd over all – beating many of the prototype-class cars and setting a record for the best finish by a front-engined car.
The exhibition “100 sièges français, 1951-1961” (100 French chairs 1951-1961) – was inaugurated in Paris on September 6 at Galerie Pascal Cuisinier, on the occasion of Maison&Objet 2014.
It aims to instruct and inform, and will shed a new light on the changes in aesthetics, materials and construction techniques that revolutionized chair design in 1950s France.