Memphis Milano: The Dennis Zanone Collection

May 21, 2012 in Culture, Interior Design & Architecture, Product Design, Sculpture & Contemporary Art Glass, Visual Art

Unfamiliar pairings of materials, vivid pattern with borrowed and reissued design esthetics Ettore Sottsass set out to redefine what was thought of as “Popular Design” by going against everything that was popular at the time (1981-1988). Dennis Zanone of Memphis, Tennessee shares his love and passion for the now dismantled movement and let’s us peer into his home and world-class collection.

Modern American ceramics

December 13, 2011 in Product Design

American Modern is often distinguished by the absence of traditional ornament, the use of new technologies and materials, and the adoption of mass-production techniques. Here we showcase two fine examples; Russel Wright’s American Modern dishware and refrigerator ware by Hall China Company.

Gonked Glooked Slurped

December 12, 2011 in Interior Design & Architecture

Follow along as two collectors – Valery & Tony from Decatur, GA – sift through cultural debris, renovating their mid-century modern home and creating their own miniature Xanadu in the process.