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.

Space Age Electronics

December 17, 2011 in Product Design

From fashion, product, graphic and interior design to music and technological advances – the world from the mid 50s to the late 70s was fixated on Space Age. Tie in the Psychedelic qualities of the 60s and you easily have a revolutionary departure from the calm pastels and utilitarian designs that accompanied the “white flight” of the growing suburban 50s.

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.