Charlotte Perriand – Les Arcs

Charlotte Perriand – Les Arcs

It was 1967 when a group of architects, designers, carpenters, and alpine guides met in Savoy with the mission to construct the first mainstream ski resort. No longer an exclusive activity for the wealthy, skiing was soon to become the winter equivalent of a vacation...
Isamu Noguchi’s Akari Light Sculptures

Isamu Noguchi’s Akari Light Sculptures

  In 1951 Isamu Noguchi visited the town of Gifu, Japan, known for its manufacture of lanterns and umbrellas from mulberry bark paper and bamboo. Noguchi designed the first of his lamps that would be produced by the traditional Gifu methods of construction. He...
Ingo Maurer Uchiwa インゴ・マウラーうちわ

Ingo Maurer Uchiwa インゴ・マウラーうちわ

Born on Reichenau Island in Lake Constance, Germany in 1932, Ingo Maurer trained as a graphic designer between 1954 and 1958. In 1960, he moved to the U.S., where he worked as a freelance designer at Kaiser Aluminum and IBM for three years. He returned to Germany and...
Willy Rizzo, Jet Set Furniture

Willy Rizzo, Jet Set Furniture

Italian designer and photographer Willy Rizzo (1928-2013) first came to prominence in the 1960s as both a chronicler of and participant in La Dolce Vita, the glamorous, jet set lifestyle enjoyed by many international celebrities and socialites in the postwar era....