It's often interesting to examine design from the point when a type of product makes its first commercial appearance until things settle down to a "best" general solution that persists with relatively minor variations until the class of product becomes obsolete or a major technological advance requires a renewed design evolution. Designers are literally making things up as they're going on, uncertain what the ultimate general solution will be. There are trials, errors and successes (measured…
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Mid-Century Modern Freak
Swedish Design 1959 “Lumavision” | Design: Stig Lindberg | Plastic, Metal & Teak Veneer | Luxor Industri | Motala, Sweden Stig Lindberg (1916-1982) was a Swedish ceramic designer, glass designer,...
The Marelli “O 304” fan - Italian Ways
The “O 304” table fan was launched in 1953 by the historic Italian mechanics company “Ercole Marelli”, founded by Ercole Marelli, a Milanese entrepreneur, in 1891. With its elegant, oscillating grid, the O 304 blew air – from its 44 centimeters of height – at three different speeds, for the comfort of men and women […]