André Borderie, Rare low table, 1962
André Borderie, Rare low table, 1962
Jean Royere, Rare chair for a private commission in Paris, 1955
Jean Royere, Rare chair for a private commission in Paris, 1955
Carlo Graffi and Franco Campo, 6 side chairs, 1953
Carlo Graffi and Franco Campo, 6 side chairs, 1953
Paolo de Poli, 4 vessels, 1950s
Paolo de Poli, 4 vessels, 1950s

Our friends from Phillips de Pury & Company have sent us next auction catalogue of the upcoming Design auction held at 15 June in New York.

For this time we have selected unique and rare pieces from French and Italian designers to showcase two most powerful nations in collecting design today. French Jean Royere with his ultra modernist char, Graffi and Campo with their organic masterpieces or ceramics André Borderie and enameler Paolo de Poli won our small vintage design competition.

Design Auction, 15 June 2012, 11am, 450 Park Avenue, New York



Our Mollino book on legendary Italian modernist Carlo Mollino is still available in the next edition of 80 pieces. This week among others at Do You Read Me?! pop-up exhibition at Design Miami/Basel.

Come, buy and admire life and work of wonderful hedonist Carlo Mollino!





Our Mollino book on legendary Italian modernist Carlo Mollino is still available in the next edition of 80 pieces. This week among others at Do You Read Me?! pop-up exhibition at Design Miami/Basel.

Come, buy and admire life and work of wonderful hedonist Carlo Mollino!





Our Mollino book on legendary Italian modernist Carlo Mollino is still available in the next edition of 80 pieces. This week among others at Do You Read Me?! pop-up exhibition at Design Miami/Basel.

Come, buy and admire life and work of wonderful hedonist Carlo Mollino!








When we have been in Vienna during our research trip for Vienna Only issue last year, we have visited exterior of Roland Rainer house as well.

Nestled in the serene residential district of Hietzing close to Schönbrunn chateau, the one-storey villa was built by Rainer for his own use during the 1960s. Roland Reiner (1910 - 2004), one of the most prolific Austrian modernist architect, created in his house, hidden in the lush vegetation, compositional masterwork. From the outside, the minimalist brick wall is seen only, while in the garden house is open by floor to ceiling windows connecting interior with the nature.

Fine example of modern Austrian residential architecture is less known work of Roland Rainer who is author of Wiener Stadthalle (1954-1958), Simmering church (1964) or famous 4/5/4 chair (1952), among others.






When we have been in Vienna during our research trip for Vienna Only issue last year, we have visited exterior of Roland Rainer house as well.

Nestled in the serene residential district of Hietzing close to Schönbrunn chateau, the one-storey villa was built by Rainer for his own use during the 1960s. Roland Reiner (1910 - 2004), one of the most prolific Austrian modernist architect, created in his house, hidden in the lush vegetation, compositional masterwork. From the outside, the minimalist brick wall is seen only, while in the garden house is open by floor to ceiling windows connecting interior with the nature.

Fine example of modern Austrian residential architecture is less known work of Roland Rainer who is author of Wiener Stadthalle (1954-1958), Simmering church (1964) or famous 4/5/4 chair (1952), among others.


Italian designer and decorator Paolo Buffa (1903-1970) represents distinct rich style of the half of the last century.

His hand-made furniture is the symbiosis of old making tradition and eclectic forms with modernist simplicity and luxury materials. Decorative, yet modernist, Paolo Buffa work stands between French art deco masters such as Jacques Dunand and Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Italian organic representatives Carlo Mollino, Ico Parisi and Gio Ponti.

This low table created in 1946 is one of his most abstract-formed pieces. Using round onyx and three metal curve legs, Buffa created small interior jewel.

Stay tuned! More pieces by Buffa coming soon!

Photo Courtesy of Phillips de Pury & Company




Our friend and future collaborator Romain Lagrange has presented two new projects for Portuguese brand of Vista Alegre producing tiles since 1824.

We have selected one of them, Telha stationary system and presented here as a great example of refined design for desk use. Telha is the collection of three porcelain objects for storage small things at home as well as office. Small "brutalist blocks" (the pieces resembles miniature concrete buildings for us) are elements which we can use in different ways.




Our friends, graphic designer Ondřej Zita and illustrator Michal Bačák, have collaborated on visual style of the new Prague-based wine shop and restaurant Veltlin.

Veltlin founded by Bohdan Trojak some years ago delivers you great selection of natural wine from area of former Austria-Hungary. Minimalist typeface of Zita is accompanied by wonderful atmospheric illustrations by Bačák. Old meadows, forests, ponds and paths of our central European landscape are coming alive with very playful themes. In the same style, author has created large drawing fresco in the interior of Veltlin situated in Prague Karlin area.


Our friends, graphic designer Ondřej Zita and illustrator Michal Bačák, have collaborated on visual style of the new Prague-based wine shop and restaurant Veltlin.

Veltlin founded by Bohdan Trojak some years ago delivers you great selection of natural wine from area of former Austria-Hungary. Minimalist typeface of Zita is accompanied by wonderful atmospheric illustrations by Bačák. Old meadows, forests, ponds and paths of our central European landscape are coming alive with very playful themes. In the same style, author has created large drawing fresco in the interior of Veltlin situated in Prague Karlin area.