Second course at VKhUTEMAS. Work of student I. Lamtsov, studio of Nikolai Ladovskii (1921). (via http://thecharnelhouse.org/2014/03/06/the-decantation-chamber-of-soviet-modernism-vkhutemas-projects-from-the-1920s/)
1988 furniture | plastic, artificial flowers, and aluminum
the acrylic and aluminum chair embedded with artificial roses, ‘miss blanche’ , inspired by a corsage worn by vivien leigh in ‘a streetcar named desire’.
‘miss blanche’ was created for kagu tokyo designer’s week’ 1988.
all kinds of artificial flowers from all over japan were collected, and models were made over
and over again to achieve the illusion that the flowers were floating in space.
during the final stage of production, the acrylic was laid in its mould and the roses were held
in place with tweezers. kuramata reportedly telephoned the factory staff every thirty minutes
to say, ‘make sure they float.’
In 2013, architects working at the Spanish agency H Arquitectes has built this family house located in Sant Cugat del Vallès, in Barcelona. The design works on matters, mixing concrete, red brick, old wood with a dominant feature of minimalist white.
Photography: Adrià Goula.