7.13.2014

where the cool things are - mondo cane is now patrick parrish


(The website is new too, so check it out....)

This is "news" from
The New York Times
is a about a month old 
but I figured,
better late than never right?
Maybe some of you that are still looking
at blogs
might not have known.
It's been months and months since
I have actually blogged
but now that I am getting settled into my new digs,
maybe I can start blogging again???
I hope so,
I've really missed it actually.
Until then,
check me out on the #BlogKiller
#Instagram where I still have a MONDO in my name!

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.