Obviously it’s winter time. It’s cold, nee, it’s Freezing. This awful weather makes us remember the furry designer chair we saw at the BD Barcelona showroom in Spain last summer. The armchair is named ‘Invisible Personage’, it’s created (or: extracted from the “Singularities” painting, by Salvador Dali in 1935. During those years Dalí completed a series with absent figures, which he called invisible personages.) by Oscar Tusquets, inspired by Dali and from the Dali series of designs by Oscar Tusquets. Mr Tusquets is a multi-talented person: an architect, painter and designer of furniture and other products. In his younger years he and Salavador Dali were friends. Tusquets, being one of the founders of the brand BD, produced the plastic Dalilips couch chair in 1975 together with the surrealist painter. This is the Invisible Personage armchair, the latest design from Dalí-inspired design series (2016) at BD Barcelona, made in a limited edition of 20 pieces. It will keep you warm but, unfortunately; this chair is an artpiece, can it really be used as a seater? We wonder how, whomever bought the chair (with the bowl on top of it) uses and cleans it? Continue reading →
Watch Mimi’s latest self-group portrait: Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest number 8. Made by us during the Party Celebration at Sexyland in Amsterdam This time we made a movie: The Party-Celebration: A party hosted by Mimi Berlin, celebrating (almost) 5 years of Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest (self-group portraits by, for and with Mimi Berlin). We had Music, we had Drinks, Snacks, Sauerkraüt, Partyhats, Photographers; we had 2 Group-Photo moments and we had FUN at Sexyland
A short clip by and for Mimi Berlin’s Friends and Families, a self-group portrait: posing on the couch. The portrayed are all creative minds from The Netherlands. In daily life they try to make the world a prettier place by creating and sharing (mostly behind the scenes) in the fields of art, music, design, theater, illustration, photography, jewellry, perfume and food, and by just having fun in general. (read more mimiberlinfashionfest.com)
Moviestill taken from Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #8: The Party-Celebration.
Mr Baughman’s designs are obviously built on the legacy of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer, but the use of modern-day materials, colors and American West Coast style make do for functional furniture which appealed, and was available, to a large public. We, at Mimi Berlin, like his dramatic designs very much and could easily live the rest of our lives with the pink sectional sofa with steel bottom.
Milo Baughman sofa Thayer Coggin USA, c. 1970 upholstery, chrome-plated steel 166.5 w x 93 d x 33.5 h inches Signed with paper manufacturer’s label to underside of each section: [Thayer Coggin, Inc. High Point, N.C.]
Milo Baughman; vintagedeluxe Brass Lounge Chairs for Thayer Coggin, c1970.
Milo Baughman vintagedeluxe shelves Thayer Coggin USA,
Milo Baughman vintagedeluxe stools Thayer Coggin USA,
Milo Baughman vintagedeluxe swivel chairs Thayer Coggin USA,
The Giant Tub available at Thayer Coggin.
curved sofa table steel available at Thayer Coggin.
The Lobby of The Far East Hotel in Beijing has a simple and functional interior. One champagne colored leather couch with 4 matching chairs, that’s the only furniture to be found in this lobby. This furniture is humongous and placed against the wall, in a row, leaving enough space to fit 2 busloads of tourists in front of the reception desk. It’s all a bit run down because of old age but it’s a very comfortable place to wait, play, read, have a chat, spend the afternoon or even sleep. The marble floors are shiny and easy to keep clean, they are similar in style to the larger restaurants and shops in Beijing.
The lobby of The Far East Hotel Inspired us, at Mimi Berlin, whilst in search for a location to photograph our Mimi Beijing Fashion-Fest group portrait. Hotel lobby’s are always inspiring but we found this hotel lobby the most suitable for our project. Every time we visited the couch and chairs were occupied by at least one person doing something…..like walking through our camera lens.