3.31.2014

franco albini's staircases

Franco Albini
Parma
n.d.

I was rummaging through my stacks
and came across this 
excellent catalog from the Triennale Museum
on Franco Albini:
"Zero Gravity: Franco Albini: Construire Modernita"
Everyone thinks of Franco for his
furniture, especially the pieces he did for Knoll,
but he was an amazing architect,
and as I dig-dugged through the catalog
I noticed how killer his staircases were,
so here they are,
not a ton of them,
but enough for you to get a feel for his
sense of proportion and balance….


Irving Penn
"Franco Albini"
1948
He's a suave mother fucker no?
A little pissed looking in most photos,
but not bad….


This is from an apartment building lobby
in Parma,
I will be making a pilgrimage my next trip.

Franco Albini
Apartment building lobby
Parma
n.d.

Franco Albini
Galleria di Palazzo Rosso
Genova
1952-62


Franco Albini
Private apartment
Genova
1954

Franco Albini
Not sure what 
"Nouve Terme Luigi Zoja" is,
but he designed a staircase for it.
Salsomaggiore
1964-70

Franco Albini
Going up!

Franco Albini
Hotel
Rome
1957-61

Franco Albini pointing up with Walter Gropius.
Roma
1961

Franco Albini
Attic staircase landing
Location not specified
n.d.

Franco Albini
Handle for the stairs of the
Metro in Milano.
1962-64

Franco Albini
Inspecting Venini glass vases 
at an Italian design festival in Helsinki.
1953
He should have designed some glass,
it would have been amazing,
think Scarpa 
on a 
staircase.

3.25.2014

valentine schlegel: modernist french potter

Valentine Schlegel
c. 1955

OH HEY!
You still look at this blog?
I know I don't!
It's been like almost 7 weeks since I last posted,
totally a record.
I guess
killed 
the 
Blogger Star....


                                                                         

Oh well,
let's see how long it takes for my next post, but in the meantime
check out the AMAZING work of
Valentine Schlegel.
I love her work and just found out about it.
(Or am I forgetting a World of Interiors article
from a few years ago?)
I will have to dig for that....
Oh yeah, 
and if you ever find any 
please sell it to me!!!

Valentine Schlegel
c. 1955

Valentine Schlegel
c. 1955

Valentine Schlegel
c. 1955

Valentine Schlegel
c. 1955

Valentine Schlegel
c. 1955

Valentine Schlegel
c. 1955

Valentine Schlegel
c. 1955

Valentine Schlegel
c. 1955

Valentine Schlegel
c. 1955