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Monday, August 24, 2015

Lucite knife block 16 slot

Lucite acrylic knife block. Measures 11” height by 5-1/2” width by 11” depth.

eBay item 161772398249 sold July 30, 2015 at 6:29PM.  Three bidders placed 6 bids and the knife block sold for $76.99 plus shipping.

Lucite knife block topLucite knife block

The knife block without knives inserted.

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The knife block with knives inserted.


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Monday, July 20, 2015

witch and jack-o-lantern Halloween candy dish | Rosbro Plastics, United States

Here is a witch and jack-o-lantern Halloween candy holder made by Rosbro Plastics, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.  Rosbro plastics is well known for their holiday and seasonal decorations.  This object measures approximately 4” in height.  The base of the dish is marked:

ROSBRO PLASTICS
PROV. R.I.

Three bidders placed 8 bids on the candy dish, which sold for $14.50 on February 2, 2015 at 20:06:36 PST.

Rosbro plastics witch and jackolantern candy holder frontRosbro plastics witch and jackolantern candy holder topRosbro plastics witch and jackolantern candy holder backRosbro plastics witch and jackolantern candy holder imprint


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Torre wall rack valet | Andries and Hiroko van Onck | Inipress for Magis | Italy

Andries and Hiroko van Onck

Andries van Onck was born in Amsterdam in 1928. Amongst his early teachers were Gerrit Thomas Rietveld from the Dutch De Stijl group; later he studied in Ulm at the Hochschule für Gestaltung with Tomas Maldonado, Walter Zeischegg, and Max Bill. In 1959 he started as a designer at Olivetti in Italy as an assistant to Ettore Sottsass.  In 1965 he opened his own studio in Milan, where his wife, Hiroko Takeda. later joined him. The pair has created products in many different sectors, including household appliances, furniture, machine tools and electronic equipment.  Andries van Onck has an extensive website and says of his trade:

“From the very start I am also interested in the theoretical aspects of design, such as design language, morphology and semiotics, and I spend much time as a teacher, to write articles and even two books.”

Hiroko Takeda was born in 1945. She graduated from the Tokyo Academy. Between 1968 and 1972, she cooperated with various Japanese furniture design companies. Since 1972, she has been living in Italy with Andries Van Onck. She has designed household appliances for Zanussi and Bertazzoni, intercoms and videophones for Amplyvox, cutlery for Serafino Zani, and furniture and accessories for Magis.

In collaboration, they won an award at the XI Compasso d’Oro (1979) for their Habitat switches.  Both also remain extremely active teachers of design.

Here is the Torre wall rack valet by Andries and Hiroko van Onck for Inipress for Magis in red.  The rack is versatile and adjustable, featuring four hooks that flip down and eight, immobile hooks at the top of the rack located between the flip down hooks.  The Torre wall rack measures 23-1/2” length by 3-1/8” height by 1-3/4” depth.  Image source:  eBay.

Torre wall rack by Inipress for Magis by Andries and Hiroko Van Onck frontTorre wall rack by Inipress for Magis by Andries and Hiroko Van Onck back

Front and back of the Torre wall rack.

Torre wall rack by Inipress for Magis by Andries and Hiroko Van Onck detailTorre wall rack by Inipress for Magis by Andries and Hiroko Van Onck side detail

Detail of the Torre wall rack.

Torre wall rack by Inipress for Magis by Andries and Hiroko Van Onck imprint

Torre wall rack, imprint.

References

Andries & Hiroko van Onck.  Retrieved May21, 2015 from http://www.orangeskin.com/about/designer/andries-hiroko-van-onck

Design theory and practice.  Retrieved May 21, 2015 from http://www.andriesvanonck.com


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