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Old August 17th, 2011, 06:50 PM   #1
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Architects, furnitures and appliances

I can name a few famous architects who also designed furnitures and other things. This thread is to compare the works of an architect.

Norman Foster





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Old August 17th, 2011, 06:54 PM   #2
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Old August 17th, 2011, 07:38 PM   #3
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Ironically,it seems that Le Corbusier was lot better are furniture design,than at architecture...




Alvar Aalto






And his designed furniture:






Although probably his most famous masterpiece is this:
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Ironically,it seems that Le Corbusier was lot better are furniture design,than at architecture...
Indeed, for Foster it seems to be the opposite.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 09:10 PM   #5
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Gio Ponti

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Foster also designed a super yacht. I can't say I like it too much.



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Old August 18th, 2011, 10:22 AM   #7
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I have a whole article on that boat in a printed magazine, maybe I'll post some stuff about it tonight.
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I think Zaha Hadid renders of buildings are unrealistic, you can never find such huge pieces of bended glass as she draws. However when it comes to furniture her ideas can actually become reality.
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Old August 18th, 2011, 02:31 PM   #10
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Zaha Hadid's are really cool .
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Hadid might not think much about possible difficulties of constructing her works,but atleast no one can't claim that her designs will look outdated 50-100 years from now on.
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Ironically,it seems that Le Corbusier was lot better are furniture design,than at architecture...
Here's an interesting table from Le Corbusier, and it's a quite old design now.

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Pic doesn't show up I wonder how long did Le Corbusier design furniture. I've got an impression that most of his furniture designs are from his early period,when he mainly designed villas & mansions. There aren't many works from his later period,when he focused on urbanism & large apartment buildings. Or maybe I'm wrong?

Anyway,can't miss the true heavyweight in architecture & design:

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe





This is probably one the most famous furniture pieces designed by architect. From 1929! How crazy is that? Nearly 90 year old design,which even now looks cutting edge
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I wouldn't say it looks cutting edge compared to some of the things made today, but it sure looks very modern for 1929. A characteristic shared with Le Corbusier.

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Mies van der Rohe is one of the few who excelled in both categories, I would say.
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Otto Wagner, I think his buildings are more inspiring than his designs.





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Yeah the chair doesn't seem so practical.
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