Posts Tagged ‘modernist architecture’

Bedroom with boulder, by Albert Frey

Friday, March 20th, 2009

The Frey House, Palm Springs, 1963-4. Built by Albert Frey for himself, in the Desert Modern style he established in Palm Springs. I love this bedroom far too much. If you did that in Vancouver, though, it would leak. Top photo by Chimay Bleue on Flickr (click on photo).

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Charlotte Perriand

Monday, March 9th, 2009

The French designer and architect  Charlotte Perriand (1903 – 1999) produced some very beautiful furniture and buildings, but she is probably not as well known as she should be, even despite the comprehensive retrospective show of her work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2005. Above is a selection of pieces included in that show.

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Eames and Saarinen House, only 14 million.

Monday, January 26th, 2009

For 14 million US$ you can purchase the Eames and Saarinen Case Study House #9, in nearly perfect original condition. More photos at dailyicon.

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Eileen Gray’s E-1027 house

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

In the late 1920s, the modernist designer and architect Eileen Gray designed and built a landmark piece of modernist architecture in the form of a seaside house. The Irish-born Gray is best known for her furniture design (her Bibendum chair is visible in the third photo above), but it is odd that she is only known as a furniture designer considering her architectural contributions.

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