Posts in interiors
The Crespi Touch

Gabriella Crespi attracted a cult following thanks to her penchant for creating geometric, sculptural objects with an abundance of glamour.

Bronze discs that open up like clamshells and fold back to become side tables; sleek cubes that transform into full-size dining tables; clean-lined boxes that contain multilevel shelving. Looking at the work of Italian designer-architect Gabriella Crespi, it’s hard to believe that her highly functional pieces were created decades ago.

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McCobb & Modularity

For 20 years Paul McCobb designed an extensive range of multi-functional furniture, accessories and textiles. By Jonathan Goldstein.

Coming from humble beginnings with minimal education and no training in design, Paul McCobb became one of the most recognised and influential designers on the American design scene of the 1950s and 60s

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Are you a Brutalist?

Concrete buildings, replaces, furniture, lighting, sculpture and jewellery – once you start looking, Brutalism can be found just about everywhere!

But what exactly is Brutalism? The Brutalist label can be applied to the work of a number of architects working in the 1950s, 60s and 70s – such as British couple Alison and Peter Smithson, Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, and Miles Warren from New Zealand. They all used contemporary materials and techniques to create buildings that sat comfortably with the geography.

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