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Posts tagged "historia del diseño"
TWA Building NYC, 1962: Eero Saarinen

TWA Building NYC, 1962: Eero Saarinen

The TWA (Trans World Airlines) building at John F Kennedy airport in New York City is constructed from the same material that The Coliseum in Rome is: Concrete. But what a difference in expression the TWA terminal is from The Coliseum: it seems to float; it is a bird, taking off or landing, or maybe...
Westport Chair, 1905: Thomas Lee

Westport Chair, 1905: Thomas Lee

The Westport Chair, otherwise known as the classic Adirondack wood chair, is a good example of what we might call a generic product: a simple, seminal idea realized in a material that it is ideally suited by process and form by local indigenous craftsmen. The first Westport was made of solid boards; later versions were...
Cicaré 8: el diseño de helicópteros en Argentina

Cicaré 8: el diseño de helicópteros en Argentina

Cuando hablamos del diseño en América Latina o del diseño iberoamericano aparecen especialmente objetos y productos conectados con los asuntos de la identidad y el territorio. Se confirma el diagnóstico sobre la insuficiencia de una infraestructura industrial robusta en toda la región. Las relaciones entre el diseño con sectores como la artesanía son más frecuentes. Al mismo tiempo,...
Crystal Palace: Joseph Paxton 1851

Crystal Palace: Joseph Paxton 1851

The Crystal Palace was designed by Joseph Paxton (1803 – 1865), a well-known gardener who was familiar with green house design, to house the great exposition of 1851. The Crystal Palace was one of the first buildings to use the new method of producing plate glass. By combining the plate glass with a minimal frame...
Thonet: thonet chair, 1848

Thonet: thonet chair, 1848

Michael Thonet’s determination to bend wood efficiently and consistently produced the classic Thonet side chair. We couldn’t possibly believe that the form of Thonet’s chairs follows primarily from their function. We unavoidably perceive that material considerations and the formal language derived from the investigation of the material led to his particular and very individual forms....
Marcel Breuer: Cesca and Wassily chairs

Marcel Breuer: Cesca and Wassily chairs

Cesca Chair Noticing that steel tubing could be formed into bicycle handlebars is supposedly what sparked the idea for Marcel Breuer’s classic “Cesca” chair. Taken separately from the manufacturing process, each of Breuer’s expressions of form would not seriously be considered the most appropriate formal expression of the material used. The Cesca chair is most...
Eames: Wicker chair, 19th century

Eames: Wicker chair, 19th century

An intimate knowledge of material is necessary, probably as intimate as that of craftsmen – a facility with the material lets us understand what it wants to be. This a dilemma in a specialized society which demands the new but does not always know how to take advantage of it. Certainly the Eames’s experiments in...
Futuro House: restauración de las casas y las formas del futuro

Futuro House: restauración de las casas y las formas del futuro

Gran cantidad de piezas de mobiliario, quioscos y casas fueron fabricadas en poliéster reforzado con fibra de vidrio (fibre-reinforced plastic – FRP). Conocido como Fiberglass, se trata de un material compuesto y sintético desarrollado en 1930. Icónicas sillas diseñadas por Charles y Ray Eames a final de los cincuenta para Herman Miller o la legendaria Tulip Chair del diseñador...
Hamaika: la silla de niños de 11 piezas del diseñador vasco Unai Rollán

Hamaika: la silla de niños de 11 piezas del diseñador vasco Unai Rollán

Hamaika, el último proyecto del diseñador industrial vasco Unai Rollán, es una silla que intenta enseñar a los niños los principios básicos de la construcción de mobiliario. Como en el legendario proyecto Autoprogettazione creado por Enzo Mari en 1974, Rollán propone un sencillo manual de construcción para ensamblar la silla con la menor ayuda posible. Hamaika...