In the world of design often we find new ideas based (either coincidentally or on purpose) on old ones. The same goes for other aspects of our life, of course, many times what is old is new again, not just our mother’s dress, all of a sudden fashionable again, but even an old love can become new again. But let’s concentrate on design… and play today with similarities in furniture and lighting, at times separated by decades.
Marshmallow sofa by George Nelson, 1956
Borhese Sofa by Noé Duchaufour Lawrance for La Chance, 2012
Sacco by Gatti, Paolini, Teodoro for Zanotta, 1968
Boa by Campana brothers for Edra, 2002
Philippe Starck Zenith chandelier for Baccarat, 2003
Ron Gilad designs Dear Ingo for Moooi, 2003
Poul Henningsen designed PH Artichoke pendant for Louis Poulsen in 1958
Ingo Maurer designed Zettel’z 6 in 1998
Nesting coffee tables by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina, 1960
Nendo designs Cloud Table for Moroso, 2012
Gala rattan chair by Franco Albini for Bonacina, 1951
Felt chair by Marc Newson for Cappellini, 1993
Now I am wondering: would these new creations have been born without their iconic predecessor? Whatever the answer is I love them all, old and new. What do you think?
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