Thursday, April 19, 2007
Coveted Design Objects (du Jour)
If you're like me (people who read designy blogs), there are probably some objects from the world of design--not just products from the world of retail--after which you have lusted in your heart. Here are some of mine.
Above is the Bubble Chair, designed by Eero Aarnio in 1968. Like a window seat, but with 360 degree visibility--what a great place to sit and read! Hanging in space, I'd be sitting like the younger girl, only my feet would be higher--I like to be almost upside-down sometimes. (Is that weird?)
On my "LEAVE ME THE %$!# ALONE!" days, (and I seem to be having more than my share of them lately), I long for the earlier version, the Ball Chair.
Sometimes called a "room within a room," this would feel to me like a cave within a room, in a good way. I was the type of kid who would make a "fort" for myself in a closet and love the small, enclosed feeling of it. I guess I'm not claustrophobic!
At our current house, there is a cubby-loft off of the spare bedroom, above the basement stairs. It's mine. That's where I go when I have that "leave me alone" feeling--to hide, to read, to meditate, to pray. I do it even when I'm alone in the house!
Two things about this post. First, I thought I'd have time to do a roundup of my Coveted Design Objects, but I was dreaming. I'll have to return to this theme in later posts. And second, it turned out to be more self-revealing than I'd planned!
I'd love to know your Coveted Design Objects. Please do share by leaving a comment!