Six small icons of contemporary design that you might not have known about
Discover these little design classics that adorn the everyday life of many homes.
- Juicy Salif juicer
Designed by Philippe Starck in 1990 and manufactured by the Italian company Alessi, it is one of the great industrial design icons in recent years. Although its actual utility is always questioned, its ornamental value is beyond doubt. Moreover, its design is so unique that it is not unusual to find it outside its natural environment, the kitchen, to occupy a prominent place in living and dining rooms.
- Savoy vase
Designed by the Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto for the Paris exhibition of 1937, it is inspired by the shores of Finnish lakes. It stands out for its sinuous curved lines and seemingly simple design. It is still handcrafted.
- The Hang It coat rack
Ray and Charles Eames are the authors of this piece made of painted steel wire and colored wooden balls. The best thing about it is that it brings a nice touch of color to the environment in which it is installed. It is ideal in the house's dressing room or the bedroom.
- Nelson wall clocks
George Nelson designed around 1950 a series of wall clocks that Vitra now publishes. In fact, until the seventies, Nelson created a wide variety of objects for everyday use, such as lamps or these clocks made in very different materials, colors, and shapes. They are an exciting alternative to conventional clocks.
- Kettle 9093
It is a design by Michael Graves, 1985, for Alessi. It highlights the little bird on the nozzle that sings when the water begins to boil. As a curious fact, it is an object much appreciated by decorators and set designers. It has appeared in many films and plays.
- Decorative mobiles by Christian Flensted
Flensted designed its decorative mobiles starting in 1956. The image shows the Tango 133r model. Usually, mobiles are associated with children's spaces, but the Flensted family expands this concept, designing and manufacturing mobiles suitable for all environments and ages. Their balanced lines, great beauty, and fluid movements make them a highly recommendable decorative object.