Posts Tagged ‘1964’

Roger Tallon’s helicoid spiral staircase

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

This disassemblable spiral staircase by French industrial designer Roger Tallon is, not surprisingly, in the design collection of the MOMA. It is both ingenious in engineering terms and beautiful. Tallon is one of those prolific and versatile designers responsible for a diverse collection of projects. Among many other things these include the Wimpy chair, cutlery, TVs, sinks, France’s streamlined TVG high speed train, and more recently he was the design director for the Eurostar trains as well.

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Dance scene from Band of Outsiders

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

http://youtu.be/nQWx6TXWw1Y

From Godard’s 1964 film Bande à part, or Band of Outsiders. Not design except in the larger sense, but it’s in the favourites category thanks to my friends Maxwell and Hadley who made about thirty of us learn this sequence for an art event a couple of years ago. We were calling it The Madison but apparently it’s not a faithful rendition of that dance.

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