Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Maruni Davenport

The early 1960's were a high point (and under appreciated) era for modern design. 40 years before the term "mash up" entered the lexicon, the world opened up via overseas jet travel and designers were blending modern Scandinavian with traditional Asian influences. Born was the modern pagoda. Sounds awful, and by the time the look was appropriated by the Sears catalog it was, but when it worked, the effect was sinister erotic insanity. Pure James Bond villain.

From the normally dowdy Fukasawa furniture, the introduction of the Maruni line confirms that the time is right to open that sleek 60's strip club, Beehive.

Link (via Wallpaper)