Neo-Plasticism & De Stijl

December 22, 2012 in Culture, Interior Design & Architecture, Visual Art

The movement in art history, Neo-Plasticism/De Stijl (The Style), was developed by the duo Piet Mondrian and Theo Van Doesburg (1917-1928). Characterized by the strict use of primary colors, in addition to black, white and greys and the addition of horizontal and vertical lines – the movement has influenced art and design culture for decades to come.

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.

The original flat screen

December 14, 2011 in Product Design

The Philco Predicta of the 1950’s was a marvel of engineering and so very much ahead of its time. We’ll take a quick look at this original commercially available flat panel monitor, its history and its future – a journey from imaginary object of science fiction to a design icon contemporary collectors admire.