13-02-2012 Posted by Chiara
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"Casa Orlandi Guesthouse"
ENG - Casa Orlandi Guesthouse is an 18th century palazzo in Prato, a famous textile city very close to Florence which has been renovated by the Italian architect and founder of b-arch studio, Sabrina Bignami Sabrina Bignami talking about her project : "I‘ve bought this decaying nobleman's house for a bit money and I try to star a sensitively restoration...playing with old and new, four years ago. The Italians are great at ancient and are also great at modern interior design but they are not so hot at usually mixing the two! I play with contrasting style complement one one another...the rich colours and ornate detailing of the frescoes and floor throw the clean lines of the contemporary furniture and object that coming from "marchè aux puces" around the world and they are talking about my travels and my life... The restoration was very difficult because all the frescoes are covered...and so a friend who restores old frescoes uncover wall painting throughout, often concealed by a coat of whitewash. The result is stunning paintings running all troughs the palazzo, from the formal architectural scheme in the main living-room to pastoral landscapes and vignettes in some smaller rooms. The painter was Luigi Catani a very famous painter during "Granducato di Toscana" in the 18-th century and Ho worked in all Tuscany. The furniture follows the paintings on the wall and I never obscure them... Casa Orlandi has high ceilings and unusual U-shaped layout, almost all the rooms opening on to a central courtyard terrace. Now the terrace is an outdoor dining-room with a table coming from old textile factory and pantone chairs. I love vintage and so in the past I bought some classic...Saarineen from ALIVAR...some lamps or chairs coming from Amsterdam. I’ve also designed the bathroom and the kitchen using corian...the mirror near the cooking fire is to protect the painting... Now Casa Orlandi is my home and a little "charm ante" guesthouse with 3 rooms open to architects artist or people loving old houses... I am an architect who specialises in restoring period building and in the next time I'll start with another project in France like this...to give another life to old houses and to save old properties from ossifying."
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27-07-2010 Posted by Chiara
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"Eero Saarinen : Side table"
The classics of modern furniture designed by the great masters of Bauhaus school
Eero Saarinen : Side table with small cast aluminium pedestal painted white, black or aluminium. Top available in:
- marble or granite
- plastic laminate
- liquid laminate paint
- oak.
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27-07-2010 Posted by Chiara
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"Eero Saarinen : Side table"
The classics of modern furniture designed by the great masters of Bauhaus school
Eero Saarinen : Side table with small cast aluminium pedestal painted white, black or aluminium. Top available in:
- marble or granite
- plastic laminate
- liquid laminate paint
- oak
- LG Hi Macs acrylic stone
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27-07-2010 Posted by Chiara
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"Eero Saarinen : Side table"
The classics of modern furniture designed by the great masters of Bauhaus school
Eero Saarinen : Side table with small cast aluminium pedestal painted white, black or aluminium. Top available in:
- marble or granite
- plastic laminate
- liquid laminate paint
- oak.
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27-07-2010 Posted by Chiara
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"Eero Saarinen : Side table"
The classics of modern furniture designed by the great masters of Bauhaus school
Eero Saarinen : Side table with small cast aluminium pedestal painted white, black or aluminium. Top available in:
- marble or granite
- plastic laminate
- liquid laminate paint
- oak
- LG Hi Macs acrylic stone
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27-07-2010 Posted by Chiara
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"Eero Saarinen : Swivel chair"
The classics of modern furniture designed by the great masters of Bauhaus school
Eero Saarinen : Swivel chair with cast aluminium pedestal painted white or black ABS. Seat cushion filled with polyurethane foam and dacron, covered in leather of fabric.
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27-07-2010 Posted by Chiara
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"Eero Saarinen : Swivel stool"
The classics of modern furniture designed by the great masters of Bauhaus school
Eero Saarinen : Swivel stool with cast aluminium pedestal painted white or black. Seat shell in white or black ABS. Seat cushion filled with polyurethane foam and dacron, covered in leather or fabric.
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07-06-2010 Posted by Chiara
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"Saarinen table"
The classics of modern furniture designed by the great masters of Bauhaus school
Eero Saarinen : Side table with small cast aluminium pedestal painted white, black or aluminium. Top available in:
- marble or granite
- plastic laminate
- liquid laminate paint
- oak
- LG Hi Macs acrylic stone

There is some doubt regarding the chronology of the pedestal series. However, it is certain that the chair were developed before the tables. It has been said that Saarinen began drawing the chairs as early as 1953. However, Don Petit, Saarinen's assistant is reported as saying that the first sketches were made in 1955 and full sized models of the chairs were completed in 1956. The work on the tables began after 1956 and were the last pieces of furniture designed by Saarinen before his untimely death in 1961. The pedestal group was Saarinen's attempt to solve the problem of the "slum of legs" and to eliminate the resulting visual clutter. Since his early work with Eames, he had continued to work on the problem of creating "organic furniture", that is, furniture in a unified form and in a single material. Visually the pedestal group presents an organic unity. However, given the technical limits of the time, Saarinen did not manage to make this series from a single moulded material. The bases had to be made of cast aluminum since moulded plastic in such a graceful form did not have sufficient strengh to support a heavy table top or large person. Consequently, from this point of view, Saarinen considered this project a failure and hoped some day to find a mouldable plastic material strong enough to solve the problem without having to compromise the beauty of the final object
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02-02-2010 Posted by Chiara
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"Eero Saarinen
1910 Kirkkonummi (FI) - 1961 Ann Arbor, Michigan (US)"
EeroSaarinen, the son of the famous architect and the first president ofthe Cranbrook Academy of Art, Eliel Saarinen, was born in Helsinki, andmoved to the United states in 1923. He studied scuplture at the Académede la Grande Cheumiere in Paris (1929/30) and subsequently architectureat Yale University in New Haven (Connecticut), from where he graduatedin 1934. He went to Europe in 1934/35 on a scholarship awarded by thissame university. On his return he began teaching at the CranbrookAcademy of Art. He worked together with Charles Eames in 1937, on thedesign of a series of modern furnishings that were presented andawarded prizes at the "Organic Design in Home Furnituring" competition,organized in 1940 by the Modern Art Museum of New York. He subsequentlydesigned several other pieces of furniture with the greatest success.He worked in his father’s architectural studio, until his father’sdeath in. His most famousr architectural project remains the TWAterminal of the J.F.Kennedy airport in New York.
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