Born in 1951, brought to life in 2014: Lina Bo Bardi’s Bowl Chair

Italian manufacturer Arper has put designer Lina Bo Bardi's "Bowl Chair" into production for the very first time since the late Italian-Brazilian designed the piece in 1951, pioneering a more relaxed approach to seating, that was (perhaps a bit too) radical for the time. The reissued chair debuted in Milan last year, and is now available. Working closely with the Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi, Arper worked from the only existing original prototype (!) and Bo Bardi's design sketches. (more after the jump)

Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012), architecte & designer

L'architecte brésilien Oscar Niemeyer est décédé le 5 décembre. Né en 1907, son monumental corpus d'oeuvres compte des centaines de bâtiments privés comme publics, comme la ville de Brasilia, le siège de l'ONU à New York, ou encore le siège du groupe de presse italien Mondadori à Milan. On le sait moins, mais Oscar Niemeyer a également imaginé des pièces de mobilier qui ont inspiré toute une génération de designers "modernistes" brésiliens. Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer passed away on December 5. Born in 1907, his monumental body of work counts hundreds of private and public buildings, such as Brasilia, the UN headquarters in New York, or the Mondadori Press group headquarters in Milan. Little is known that Oscar Niemeyer also designed some pieces of furniture that inspired many  "Brazilian Modernist" designers.

Une mine de Eames aux enchères

"RAR", "DSW", "DCM", "DSM" : les acronymes bien connus des Eames' addicts sont pléthore dans cette vente de design vintage, qui se tiendra à Rennes le 5 octobre.