Friday, January 30, 2009

Building Rocco

Its just funny to spend a week reading about Rocco revival in America and its technological importance in furniture design. Its the style that demanded paper maiche fruit and bent veneer rosewood chair backs. And here in the 21th century we struggle with the same formal language. This is Jasper Van Grootel's Voltarie chair made from a product called "soft skin" that is water resistant....think wet suit for a chair? And Jaime Hayon's "showtime" series of plastic furniture.

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