We just opened the pages of Maria Jeglinska's sketchbook to discover some drawn ideas for her project of the Grid vase designed back in 2007.

Marie studied at ECAL at the time and designed vase as an abstract airy object which denies classical typology of the vase in general. "The Grid project started as a research looking into the history of the grid: from historical references, city planning to utopian projects from the 1960's," says Maria. The vases are part of the series of vases and containers made out of aluminum.

We are so proud to launch our latest issue at ECAL presentation during the Salone del Mobile in Milan next month. More info soon!

French artist and sculptor Janine Janet worked as a window decorator for several fashion houses in Paris during the 1950s and 1960s.

Her bizzare sculptures influenced by mannerism, 17th cabinets of curiosities or surrealism at the time, were made out of natural materials and represented strange mythological and dreamy creatures. She worked for Balenciaga, Givenchy, Balmain or Nina Ricci. She has also created the masks and costumes for Jean Cocteau’s film Le Testament d’Orphée and worked for the prince Ali Khan or the Queen Elisabeth II.

This amazing kinetic sculpture is an unknown work of the American modernist master George Nelson.

Designed as a Carousel Weather Vane in 1954 for Howard Miller Clock Company, the object is a synthesis of arts in the functional as well as decorative work of art.

Photo Courtesy of Wright

This brochure is the illustrated masterpiece by the famous French illustrator and cartoonist Moebius.

Jean Giraud, better known as Moebius (1938 - 2012), was commissioned by Hermès to create these nine colorful illustrations in one portfolio for the campaign called Voyage d’Hermès promoting its new perfume in 2010. The artist created a visual story of a strange man and his bird friend traveling through the bizarre landscape, meeting fantastic creatures and admiring futuristic machines. The brochure presents the strong essence of traveling and discovering fantastic and exotic places in a specific colorist style of the late French illustrator. The brochure was made in an edition of 3100 pieces only.

Architectural construction of this modular bookcase is the experimental work by Italian cult designer and artist Ugo La Pietra.

We have discovered it during our visit of the amazing Casa Tabarelli by Carlo Scarpa near Bolzano. Originally designed in 1967, the Uno Sull'Altro bookcase is formed out of modular two-side shelves inserting each other to create a pyramidical final shape.

La Pietra's 1960s and 1970s work represents radical design thinking of the period, reflection on modernism and evaluation of traditional creative and social values.

More about our visit of Casa Tabarelli soon!

For the 20th issue of TL Magazine, we have created historical editorial focused on collaboration of Japanese designers and Italian furniture brand from 1950s to today.

For the 20th issue of TL Magazine, we have created historical editorial focused on collaboration of Japanese designers and Italian furniture brand from 1950s to today.

Creative director of Céline Phoebe Philo created her latest shoe collection as a excercise in materials and shapes.

For her Spring/Summer 2014 line, designer was inspired by actual design trends in neo-postmodern materials and patterns compositions. Shoes present abstract wearable sculptures of brass, copper, leather, wood and acrylic. 1980s and 1990s inspiration come back to fahion in high speed.

Designed during the 1950s, this sculptural table we found in the workshop of Paris-based cabinetmakers Maurice Rinck.

Established in 1841, the company have produced exclusive furnishings and executed luxury interiors designed by many exceptional artists and designers in the past, as well as present. One of the collaborators of the company was also highly prolific decorator and designer Louis Sognot (1892-1969). He designed this sculptural dynamic coffee table for Maurice Rinck editions during the 1950s. This table is the finest example of French decorative mid-century modernism.