deyoungmuseum:

Today is the first day of the World Cup soccer tournament! During the British colonization of Africa in the early 19th century, the sport of soccer was introduced to the continent. As the game increased in popularity, traditional African symbols depicted on chiefs’ stools gave way to symbols projecting Western influence and power. This intriguing stool depicts the feet of two opposing athletes, each poised to kick a ball. It is carved from a single piece of hardwood, with the exception of the ball, which actually spins. Currently on view in Gallery 40.

Stool, Ca. 1920–1930. Ghana, Asante people. Wood. Museum purchase, Volunteer Council Acquisition Fund. 1999.12

(via wyckoffwoodworks)

design-is-fine:

Christiane von Savigny, Cantilever chair S 78, 1983. For Thonet. Grassi Museum Leipzig 📷 Constantin Meyer

(Source: grassimuseum.de)

Hangmat

(Source: acquiredminerals)

design-is-fine:

Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius, Scimitar chair, 1962. Made by Ivan Schlecter, Denmark. Via Christie’s

Valery herself as found on FB

(Source: un)

rockebrunes:

Olaf Nicolai, International, 2003  

thedesignwalker:

Magica2 Chair by David Conti who replaced two legs with plexiglass to create the illusion of an impossible balance.

(via chairboner)

iveseenthat:

"Bisexual Architecture", #AlessandroMendini for #StudioAlchimia, 1981 #PostAvantGarde #NeoModernism

iveseenthat:

#stephanschror, “pièce unique”, 1989 #piasaparis

danielepaoletti:

#stubai #austria #stubaital #fulpmes #mountains #green #grass #bench #heart #shape