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Philippe Starck

 

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alessandro mendini proust chair kitsch pop pic from www.bonluxat.com

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ancient greece furniture drawings from www.zeno.org

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dali sofa pop kitsch design pic from http://www.meaus.com/dali-lips-sofa-bocca.htm

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philippe starck sanderson hotel london pop kitsch interior design pic from mydeco.com

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pop kitsch postmodern marshmallow sofa by george nelson pic from www.bonluxat.com

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philippe stark interior design pop kitsch pic from www.philippe-stark.com

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Kitsch is a German term that has been taken over into English that categorizes art that is considered to be of "bad taste"; whether overly mundane, folksy, commercial, or pretentious.

Much of Pop art attempted to incorporate images from popular culture and kitsch; artists were able to maintain legitimacy by saying they were "quoting" imagery to make conceptual points, usually with the appropriation being ironic. In Italy, a movement arose called the Nuovi Nuovi (meaning "new new"), which took a different route: instead of quoting kitsch in an ironic stance, it founded itself in a primitivism which embraced the ugliness and garrishness, emulating it as a sort of anti-aesthetic.

Because the word was brought into use as a response to a large amount of art in the 19th century where the aesthetic of art work was confused with a sense of exaggerated sentimentality or melodrama, its most closely associated with art that is sentimental, mawkish, or maudlin; however, it can be used to refer to any type of art which is defficient for similar reasons--whether it tries to appear "sentimental", "cool", "glamorous", "theatrical", or "creative", kitsch is said to be a gesture imitative of the superficial appearances of art. It's often said that kitsch relies on merely repeating convention and formula, lacking the sense of truth and beauty displayed in real art. Info source: www.websters-online-dictionary.org

       

Robert Venturi

 

robert venturi denise scott postmodernism pop kitsch pic from http://www.architectmagazine.com/industry-news.asp?sectionID=1006&articleID=531329

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venturi drawings pop kitsch postmodernism design

venturi espo postmodernism pop kitsch

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vanna venturi house neoecletticism pop kitsch pic from http://www.vivercidades.org.br/publique222/cgi/cgilua.exe/sys/start.htm?from_info_index=49&infoid=969&sid=5

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venturi furniture design kitsch pop neoeclectic postmodernism pic from http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/jan-june02/usdesign/gallery_3.html

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venturi gothic revival pop chair pic from www.arcspace.com

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national gallery sainsbury wing postmodern neoeclectism by robert venturi pic from http://www.archiportale.com/progetti/schedaprogetto.asp?origine=&IdProg=22

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pop kitsch interior design venturi pic from design-milk.com

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Venturi Scott Brown and Associates (VSBA) is known for combining design elements in unexpected ways; an approach that has spurred some to include Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown among the founders of architectural Post modernism.


Though they reject the Post- modernist label, Venturi and Scott Brown are guided by design principles that contrast sharply with Modernism's tendency to pare structures to essentials: turning the Modernist's rallying cry "Less is more" against itself, Venturi declared "Less is a bore."  The firm has become known for an eclecticism that draws freely from varied sources, such as historic design styles and popular culture, including contemporary commercial architecture and advertising. Info source: www.arcspace.com

In the past three decades, his works have ranged from cups and saucers to major buildings that are or will become landmarks. In his hometown, he is designing a new Philadelphia Orchestra Hall. On Trafalgar Square in London, a major addition to the National Gallery of Art will soon be opened. Halfway around the world in Washington State, the Seattle Museum of Art will soon be finished. Down the coast to the University of California at Los Angeles, a new Medical Research Laboratory has just been completed.

Many of his projects are for institutions of higher learning, including his alma mater, Princeton, where he has numerous completed projects, among the most recent being the Fisher/Bendheim Halls. Other buildings are found on the campuses of Oberlin College, University of Pennsylvania, Shippensburg University and Dartmouth College. Info source: www.pritzkerprize.com

 

       
Charles Moore  

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piazza italia charles moore pop kitsch postmodernism

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faculty of stanta barbara charles moore pop kitsch postmodernist design pic from http://arthistory.ucr.edu/people/faculty/morton/index.html

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Moore was a teacher during much of his career, at the University of California at Berkeley, at Yale, and at the University of California Los Angeles. As a practicing architect much of his work was authored under the firm identification "MLTW" - Moore, Lyndon, Turnbull, Whitaker.

During Moore's tenure at Yale, he shifted the design emphasis from architectural formalism to a re-examination of the nature and function of architecture in today's world. Moore designed several buildings during this period that illustrate his dissidence with the moralistic position that much of modern architecture assumes.

Moore believed that architecture must elicit responses from all the senses, not only the visual. He felt that architecture should be based on client preference and on a symbolic reference to the site. He purposefully creates architecture that engages history, myth and creativity. Instead of using architecture to moralize an ideal, he uses it to generate an environment that stimulates the user.

Info source: www.archiplanet.com

       
Joe Colombo  

joe colombo on his elda chair pop kitsch design pic from www.designboom.com

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joe colombo kitsch pop interior design pic from www.jetstet.com

joe colombo interior design kitsch pop postmodern style pic from http://www.jetsetmodern.com/interiors.htm

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modular lounge chair bye joe colombo pop design pic from www.designboom.com

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joe colombo tube chair postmodern kitsch pop design pic from www.mtemuseum.org

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In his brief but brilliant career, JOE COLOMBO (1930-1971) produced a series of innovations which made him one of Italy's most influential Italian product designers. From the Universale, the first chair to be moulded from one material, to the all-in-one Boby Trolley, everything Colombo created was intended for "the environment of the future".

When most designers discover that their work was been ripped off, they erupt in understandable fury; not Joe Colombo who would say: "We’ll just have to make it better." And if a manufacturer didn’t show as much enthusiasm for a project as Colombo himself, he didn't waste time arguing, but stopped work and found another company to make it.

Colombo saw his role as a designer as the "creator of the environment of the future". Throughout the 1960s, whenever he wrote or lectured, his emphasis was on change and the possibility of harnessing new technologies to produce new design solutions. "The possibilities presented by the extraordinary development of audiovisual processes are enormous," he opined. "The repercussions on the way in which humanity lives could be considerable. People will be able to study at home and carry on their own activities there. Distances will no longer have much importance." Info source: www.designmuseum.org

 

‘habits change, the interior of rooms has to
change with them’ - expresses the central idea of the
following examples.
the ‘additional system’, ‘tube chair’ or ‘multi chair’ are some
examples of his mobile collection which accomodate the
individual purposes in a wide range.
the different sized pieces can be pinned together in
various configurations to form chairs, sofas or whole
living landscapes.
Info source: www.designboom.com

       
Philippe Starck  

klismos chair picture from www.mlahanas.de

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ghost chairs and tables pop-kitsch by philippe starck pic from design-milk.com

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lou lou ghost chair pop kitsch design by stark pic from http://www.stylepark.com/it/kartell/lou-lou-ghost

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philippe stark pop kitsch furniture design pic from http://pbaglino.blogspot.com/2008/01/black-is-new-black.html

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philippe stark gun lamps pop kitsch furniture design

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restaurant interior design by philippe starck pic from http://www.artandliving.com/index.php?s=architect

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Philippe Starck is a legend of modern design. He's known for his luxurious hotels and boites around the world -- notably the Peninsula Hotel restaurant in Hong Kong, the Teatron in Mexico, the Hotel Delano in Miami, the Mondrian in Los Angeles, the Asia de Cuba restaurant in New York -- designing the total environment from layout to furniture to linens.

But he has made perhaps his most permanent mark on design through his bold reworkings of everyday objects. In reimagining and rethinking the quotidian, he has produced some of the iconic shapes of the 20th century, including his leggy chrome juice squeezer , the reimagined Emeco aluminum chairs, and the witty Louis Ghost polycarbonate fauteuil.

When Starck turns his bold vision toward a chair, a shoe, a toothbrush, it's clear he thinks deeper than the glossy surface. Info source:www.ted.com

 

Was born in paris in 1949.
inspired by his father, who worked as an aircraft designer
starck spent his childhood under his father's drawing boards,
sawing, cutting, gluing, and sanding, dismantling bikes,
motorcycles and other objects.
from the mid-sixties, starck attended the ecole nissim de camondo
in paris, and he set up his first company in 1968 to produce
inflatable objects. in the 1970s he fitted out the paris night-clubs
la main bleue (1976) and les bains-douches (1978).
french president francois mitterand assigned him to decorate a
suite in the elysée palace in paris in 1982.
since then he has reached a phenomenal international
reputation in hotel interiors, furniture design and domestic products.
in 1984 he designed the interior of the café costes in paris,
along with those of other establishments, such as the manin in
tokyo (1985) and teatriz in madrid (1990).
he has also designed a number of private dwelling houses and
apartment blocks, commercial premises. in paris a whole street block,
la rue starck, is going up to his designs (1991).
philippe starck may be the most famous and prolific designer alive.
his desire for transgretion and challenge, of aesthetic and cultural
provocation made him change our lamps, door handles, cutlery,
kettles, vases, clocks, scooters, motorcycles, desks, beds, taps,
toothbrushes, baths, toilets… in short, our whole life.
(here illustrated a few early designs and recent work)
see more on Info source: www.designboom.com

       
Pop-Kitsch Design  

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bagno alessi bathroom pop kitsch interior design pic from http://www.homedesignfind.com/bed-bath/il-bagno-alessi/

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figure presenti anna gili pop kitsch postmodern design pic from http://www.memphis-milano.com/news_main_passate.htm

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kitsch pop furniture design pic from freshome.com

kitsch pop furniture design pic from http://freshome.com/tag/pink/

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3d reconstruction from www.vizing.orgimage source: www.wcma.org

joe colombo tube chair pop kitsch design pic from http://dwr.typepad.com/designnotes/2007/04/joe_colombo_and.htmlimage source: dwr.typepad.com

retromodern pop kitsch design pic from http://www.curbzone.com/homes-dwelings/12005-villa-amista.htmlimage source: www.curbzone.com

modern louis XV rococo bed pic from www.newtonsfurniture.co.ukimage source:www.newtonsfurniture.co.uk

pop kitsch kebab lamps pic from www.treehugger.com

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more about Kitsch and pop style: www.websters-online-dictionary.org

more about Robert Venturi : www.pritzkerprize.com

Charles Moore foundation: www.charlesmoore.org

more about Charles Moore : www.archiplanet.com

more about Joe Colombo : www.designmuseum.org

more about Philippe Stark : www.designboom.com

Philip Stark's studio website: www.philippe-starck.com

retromodern pop kitsch furniture seller : www.retromodern.com , www.newtonsfurniture.co.uk

 

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