There are many ways to approach product design, Mr. Iacchetti’s methods radiate passion and purpose. The man himself seems in love with laughing, humanity and life. Even though he did not speak a word of English, his charisma and humour crossed linguistic boundaries and brought a smile to all those who were fortunate enough to attend. The evening was insightful, educational and downright pleasant.
Below is some footage taken during his speech at the Insitute of Italian Culture in Vancouver on October 23rd, 2009.
In this excerpt from the evening Mr. Iacchetti speaks of his “Memory Feet” project, stencils to paint footprints in and around Milan. These painted footprints were initially intended to represent those fallen during battle. Since then this “object”, like many of those created by Mr. Iacchetti, have taken on a life of their own.
Sometime ago, I visited our neighbours at Met Home and Mary was kind enough to let me snap some pictures of her great classics.
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Every time I go and visit her showroom I am reminded of why I love furniture so much. These pieces come from all over and are generally those of their era. The store is always changing with new goods but one of my favourite pieces that turned up was a pair of Kids Molar chairs by American Wendell Castle.
With proper love and care you can see how well great quality furniture holds up. Most of the pieces in the following pictures are still in production today and available in our store.
Left: The Eames chaise designed by Charles & Ray for their director friend Billy Wilder (this particular piece is one of the first one hundred produced by Vitra with a deep purple base)
Right: A blue velvet Eames Aluminum group lounge chair. With the original four spoke base (later switched to a five spoke for safety)
We all had a fantastic time last night with our friends and clients for the Gastown Christmas Shop Hop, thank you all who stopped by.
Don’t forget that we are more than just a furniture showroom. We work with many fantastic accessory manufacturers and stock a large variety of great gift items. Most of our accessories have arrived for the Gift Giving season but we have more still on the way.
It has been a long time coming but the Herman Miller Eames Dowel Base is finally here!
Originally constructed of fibreglass and one of the most popular chairs of all time, Herman Miller introduced a selection of these chairs in 2001 and increased the selection in 2005 as part of their ‘Get Real’ campaign. The first chairs were designed for the International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture organized by the New York Museum of Modern Art in 1948. Beautifully finished and elegantly formed, these chairs are available in 5 colours.
Italian manufcacturer POLIFORM has put together a beautiful concept space based around the idea of small living. With more and more people in the world and less space to accommodate them, designers are having to come up with a number of creative ways to utilize space efficiently.
All the furniture, wall systems, and closets in the apartment are produced by Poliform.
I especially like the SKETCH hanging bookcase by Roberto Barbieri, feels a bit like organized chaos.
Inform Interiors showcases many products by Poliform (with a fantastic display of their walk in closets), visit us in store to learn more and work with our staff to design a unit that is perfect for your space.