The Essential Potness

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The Essential Potness

Rotterdam

12 February 2014

Disegno examines the design history of Lucie Rie and Hans Coper, two of the leading figures in 20th-century Studio Pottery

The Karuselli by Yrjö Kukkapuro

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The Karuselli by Yrjö Kukkapuro

Cologne

11 January 2014

Relaunched this week at imm Cologne, the space-age Karuselli lounge chair is an intriguing hint at Artek's future

Notes on Charlotte Perriand

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Notes on Charlotte Perriand

Miami

11 December 2013

As Louis Vuitton reveals Perriand's La Maison au Bord de l’Eau, Disegno looks at the life and career of the French designer

My father Piero Fornasetti

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My father Piero Fornasetti

Milan

13 November 2013

As an exhibition of Piero Fornasetti's work opens at Milan's Triennale, his son Barnaba Fornasetti discusses his father's design legacy

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Roger Vivier: Sculptor of Shoes

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Roger Vivier: Sculptor of Shoes

Paris

05 October 2013

An exhibition on the work of footwear designer Roger Vivier opened this week. Here, Disegno looks at his life, legacy and contribution to shoe design

Alvar Aalto and Artek

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Alvar Aalto and Artek

Helsinki

24 September 2013

Following Artek's sale to Vitra, Disegno looks back on the legacy of the Finnish company and its founder Alvar Aalto

Charles Correa

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Charles Correa

London

14 May 2013

As RIBA opens an exhibition hailing him as 'India's greatest architect', Charles Correa is the subject of a Disegno lesson

Maharam

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Maharam

New York

07 May 2013

Disegno looks back on the history of Maharam, the New York textile company whose purchase by Herman Miller brought to an end 111 years of family ownership

The Barcelona Chair

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The Barcelona Chair

Barcelona

20 January 2013

As Konstantin Grcic launches a bench that harks back to Mies van der Rohe's classic design, Diesgno looks back at the original Barcelona Chair

Oscar Niemeyer

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Oscar Niemeyer

Rio de Janeiro

17 December 2012

Disegno pays tribute to the late, great Oscar Niemeyer; a Brazilian Le Corbusier

The Olivetti Valentine typewriter

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The Olivetti Valentine typewriter

Milan

29 November 2012

The Valentine typewriter was a perfect manifesto for Ettore Sottsass' work: a design that prized emotion as much as function

David Chipperfield: Collaborative Design

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David Chipperfield: Collaborative Design

London

21 November 2012

The theme of David Chipperfield's Venice Architecture Biennale was Common Ground. Here we look at how collaboration influenced his career

Eero Saarinen

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Eero Saarinen

Los Angeles

10 October 2012

As an exhibition celebrating the Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen opens in Los Angeles, Disegno asks whether Saarinen's contextualism was a precursor to postmodernism

Troika and digital design culture

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Troika and digital design culture

London

07 September 2012

As one project ends and another begins, Disegno looks at the design history of the London-based studio Troika

The rakhi: a design for modern India

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The rakhi: a design for modern India

India

05 September 2012

Disegno examines how the design of the rakhi is indicative of the changing face of India

Ellen Key and the creation of childhood

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Ellen Key and the creation of childhood

New York

10 August 2012

Century of the Child at MoMA reveals how the design reformer Ellen Key created childhood

Hermès: Creator of the 'It' Bag

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Hermès: Creator of the 'It' Bag

Monte Carlo

25 July 2012

Disegno looks at Hermès' Birkin and Kelly bags, and how their legacy has shaped fashion branding

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Vidal Sassoon and the Bauhaus

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Vidal Sassoon and the Bauhaus

London

16 May 2012

Disegno celebrates one of the late 20th century's most influential creatives

The fleeting Kodak moment

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The fleeting Kodak moment

London

26 January 2012

Disegno takes a look at the history of this once ubiquitous brand

Modernism in a bottle

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Modernism in a bottle

Paris

21 December 2011

As Chanel No. 5 turns 90, Disegno reveals why it's modernism in a bottle

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