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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Deda vase | Giotto Stoppino | Heller, Italy | 1972 | UPDATE

Giotto Stoppino Deda vase Giotto Stoppino
Heller, Italy, 1972

An update to my post of January 20, 2009, the Deda vase by Giotto Stoppino for Heller.  October was a good month for Deda vases on eBay.  Usually, many months will go by without even one being listed.  The last I saw was a green one sold on 8/16/09 with a starting bid of $35, two bids, and a winning bid of $36.  In October, a yellow, a green, and a white vase all ended within two days of each other.  The yellow and green retained the original box!  The box is 7” x 9” x 14 1/4”.

Sceenshot eBay screenshot from Friday morning, 10/8/2009.

Color Ended Start Bid Bids Winning Bid
Yellow 10/8/09 $19.99 2 $23.27
Green 10/8/09 $19.99 3 $28.55
White 10/10/09 $34.99 2 $38.77

imageimageTwo Deda vases and their original boxes.  Each box is marked with a green color label, even though one of the vases is yellow.  Each box also had a plastic bag inside, which I presume wrapped the vase.

imageWhile most of the box is blank or screams the “Heller” name, there is some relevant information.  The “Style 403” designation makes me wonder about other styles.  Interesting are small yellow labels that read “Lot No. / TC2455 / 413” and “Lot No. / TC2455 / 414”.  These are probably inventory or counting label.  You can see the label in the picture of the upper box, just under the “e” in “Heller.”

Deda vase color combinations

 

White

Yellow

Green

Black

White

Deda vase white/white Deda vase white/yellow Deda vase white/green Deda vase white/black

Yellow

Deda vase yellow/white Deda vase yellow/yellow Deda vase yellow/green Deda vase yellow/black

Green

Deda vase green/white Deda vase green/yellow Deda vase green/green Deda vase green/black

Black

Deda vase black/white Deda vase black/yellow Deda vase black/green Deda vase black/black

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tortiglione vase | Enzo Mari | Danese, Italy | 1969

Enzo Mari Tortiglione vase Enzo Mari
Danese, Italy, 1969

The Tortiglione (3083 B) vase by Enzo Mari is one in a family of designs made by pressure casting tubes of PVC.  Similar designs are represented by the Bambu set of five vases (3084). First made in 1969 in brown ochre and yellow ochre, the Tortiglione vases are a rather squat and taller, slightly twisted, larger diameter vases than the Bambu series.   The shorter vase is 7 1/8 by 9 7/8 inches diameter (18 by 25 cm diameter).  The taller vase is 14 1/4 by 9 7/8 inches diameter (36 by 25 cm diameter).

Tortiglione vases, original 

The two original Tortiglione vases from the Italy: The new domestic landscape exhibition, p. 91.

Tortiglione vase, short Tortiglione vase, tall Galerie Christine Diegoni

Original Tortiglione vases, in yellow ochre (left) and brown ochre (right).  Image source:  Galerie Christine Diegoni, Paris.

Selected Bibliography

Philippe Decelle, Diane Hennebert, Pierre Loze, L'Utopie Du Tout Plastique 1960 - 1973, 1994, p.62.

Reference

Ambasz, E., ed. (1972). Italy: The new domestic landscape:  Achievements and problems of Italian design. New York, NY: Museum of Modern Art, NY. 


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Monday, October 19, 2009

Bambú vase | Enzo Mari | Danese, Italy | 1969

Enzo Mari Bambu vase Enzo Mari
Danese, Italy, 1969

Bambu vase, promotional image Promotional image for the reissued Bambu vase.

The Bambu (3084) vase by Enzo Mari is one in a family of designs made by pressure casting tubes of PVC.  Similar designs are represented by the Tortiglione (‘Spiral’) set of two vases (3083 B). First made in 1969 in brown ochre and yellow ochre, the Bambu series had three vases with tops parallel to the setting surface and two with angled tops.  The vases look well when grouped together in different configurations.  The originals are quite uncommon.

Danese reissued the designs of the Bambu base in 2000 in ivory, slate gray, and orange and in small, medium, and large sizes (the three vases in the original 3084 series that were not cut at an angle).  The list price for each was considerable, in the $200 range.  Most of the reissued vases I have encountered had a serious flaw.  They leak like sieves where the bottom of the vase is attached to the tube.  A little silicone sealant solves the problem.

Bambu vase, reissue Reissue box, vase (medium size) and insert.  Image source:  eBay.

Bambu vase, bottomThe bottom of the ivory reissue Bambu vase, with imprint.  You can see some of the sealant in the ring adjacent to the bottom and side of the vase.

Bambu vasesThree ivory reissue Bambu vases, with a cute Ikea turtle stuffed animal.  My turtle plays a song when you pull its neck!

Bambu vases, original
The five original Bambu vases from the Italy: The new domestic landscape exhibition, p. 91.

Original Bambu vase,  stampThe stamp on the original Bambu vase is an engraved metal disc. Image source: 1stdibs. Item sold.

Bambu vase, originalGalerie Christine Diegoni

Original Bambu vase, in yellow ochre.  Image source:  Galerie Christine Diegoni, Paris. 

Selected Bibliography

Philippe Decelle, Diane Hennebert, Pierre Loze, L'Utopie Du Tout Plastique 1960 - 1973, 1994, p.62.

Reference

Ambasz, E., ed. (1972). Italy: The new domestic landscape:  Achievements and problems of Italian design. New York, NY: Museum of Modern Art, NY. 


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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dish Doctor dishrack | Marc Newson | Magis, Italy | 1998

newsonddMarc Newson
Magis, Italy, 1998

Marc Newson was previously featured on this blog for his “Titan” soap dish.  The Dish Doctor is a fashionable and practical dishrack made from injection molded polypropylene by Magis.

Magis logo

It comes in two separable pieces, one for drying the dishes and one for collecting the drained water.  At approximately 16 inches wide by 18 inches long by 4 inches tall (39 cm by 46 cm by 10 cm, see the schematic below), it is small enough to fit comfortably on the counter but big enough to handle the drying needs that follow a good-sized meal:  spikes to hold the dishes and two cups for cutlery.  I can vouch for the fact that not only does it look great, but it’s functional too!

Dish Doctor schematicsSchematics and color availability for the Dish Doctor.

About the Dish Doctor, Newson said,

“I controlled every aspect of this project, even the packaging, and it was an instant hit. It used rapid prototyping technology to go virtually straight from the screen to tooling without any modifications. It is made from the same polypropylene as ordinary dishracks, but Magis’ production standards are so high that the finish is beautiful.”

It is available in three color schemes:  orange with green tips, green with orange tips, and white with blue tips.  Also it is made in translucent clear.

Dish Doctor packaging

Dish Doctor in white with blue tips, original packaging, and insert.  Image source:  eBay

It can also still be purchased new.  Prices are around $70 online and retailers still have all the colors in stock.  Shipping will add to the price, though.  There is also generally a lot of interest when these come up on eBay.  A NIB Dish Doctor in white with blue tips sold 10/11/09 after 9 bids for $51 with $15 shipping.

Dish Doctor, promotional image Promotional image, Dish Doctor.

Dish Doctor, promotional image Promotional image, clear Dish Doctor.

Dish Doctor, promotional image

Promotional image, Dish Doctor.

Reference

Anonymous. (2009). Hive Modern - Dish Doctor. Retrieved from http://hivemodern.com/pages/products.php?view=sub_product&sid=113&cid


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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Plateau Amuse Gueule | Yonel Lebovici | France | 1972 | UPDATE

Lebovici PlateauYonel Lebovici
France, 1972

An update to my post of April 14, 2009, the Plateau Amuse Gueule by Yonel Lebovici.  Below are pictures of the box and the logo from the box.  Image source:  eBay.

Plateau Amuse Gueule box Plateau Amuse Gueule logo


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Friday, October 9, 2009

Rougier tube lamp | Unknown Designer | Rougier, Canada | ca. 1970 | UPDATE

rougier1Unknown Designer
Rougier, Canada, ca. 1970

An update to my post from February 4, 2009.  The following are photographs of the “Ovoid” Rougier lamp that I was unable to find a good picture of.  Many thanks to Jeff H., who sent these three pictures to me.

Ovoid Rougier lampOvoid Rougier lampOvoid Rougier lamp label

Below, two photographs of a larger mushroom shaped Rougier tube lamp. Image source, eBay.  From chicagogoody.

Mushroom Rougier lampMushroom Rougier lamp


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