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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lumitime clock model C-61 | Various designers | Tamura Electric Corp., Japan | ca. 1970 | UPDATE

An update to my post of March 23, 2009, specifically the model C-61 Lumitime clock. For other posts I’ve made about Lumitime clocks, click here. I haven’t come across the C-61 model before.  The C-61 is a oval wall clock that measures approximately 15” across and 9” top to bottom.

This example (a problem with the gearing makes it so the time doesn’t change) still generated considerable interest on eBay.  It generated 9 bids from 6 bidders and sold May 2, 2012 for $91.00.

Lumitime C-61 clock

Lumitime C-61 clock

Lumitime C-61 clock

Lumitime C-61 clock

Lumitime C-61 clock


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Monday, May 28, 2012

Pelota table lamp | Cesare Casati and C. Emanuele Ponzio | Studio D.A. for Lamperti, Italy | 1971

Lamperti - Casati and Ponzio Studio D.A. - Pelota table lamp, mirrored chrome

Cesare Maria Casati was born in Milan, Italy in 1936.  He was managing editor and director of the magazine Domus from 1961 to 1979 and later La Mia Casa magazine.  Amongst his most famous work is the Pillola floor lamp, designed with C. Emanuele Ponzio (by Ponteur, Italy, 1968).  The Pillola floor lamp is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Pillola floor lamp






Pillola floor lamp, 1968.  Image source.

Studio D.A. was founded in 1965 by Cesare Casati and C. Emanuele Ponzio and is housed in the Palazzo Borromeo in Milan’s historic center.  C. Emanuele Ponzio was born in Turin, Italy in 1923. The group’s focus is on architecture and interior design, urban planning and design, industrial design, and professional consulting.  Studio D.A. is directed towards innovative projects that can combine communication, building traditions and contemporary technology, thanks to the continuing experimentation with new combinations of technologies, creative use of industrial materials, and construction techniques that are easy to disseminate and implement.

Studio D.A. Logo

Additionally, the group has organized or been involved in more than 80 exhibitions, for example “Architettura 28 – 78” in the Palazzo delle Stelline. Many important Italian design firms have collaborated with Studio D.A. including Arflex, Venini, Candle, Comfort, DH Guzzini, Abet Print, and Martinelli Luce.

This post is about one of the projects by Studio D.A. that is still relatively easy to find at decent price, the Pelota table lamp.  Just make sure the one you find is in good condition as the chrome on the diffuser has a tendency to peel and the small screws that hold the diffuser to the lamp can crack away.  So why is the lamp called “Pelota” anyway?

Jai-alai is a ball game that originated in Spain’s Basque region and is played in a three-walled court with a hard rubber ball.  The ball is caught and thrown with a cesta, a long, curved wicker scoop strapped to a player’s arm.  The game is called “pelota vasca” in Spain but the Western Hemisphere name of Jai-alai, which is Basque for “merry festival,” was given when it was introduced in Cuba.

Cesta

Cesta.  Image source:  eBay.

The Pelota table lamp is approximately 12” tall by 4 1/2” by 9” and takes a bulb no greater than 40 watts.  With a shape inspired by the cesta, the lamp beautifully throws light instead of a ball.

White

Lamperti - Casati and Ponzio Studio D.A. - Pelota table lamp, white     Lamperti - Casati and Ponzio Studio D.A. - Pelota table lamp, white

Yellow

Lamperti - Casati and Ponzio Studio D.A. - Pelota table lamp, yellow     Lamperti - Casati and Ponzio Studio D.A. - Pelota table lamp, yellow

Orange

Lamperti - Casati and Ponzio Studio D.A. - Pelota table lamp, orange

Lamperti - Casati and Ponzio Studio D.A. - Pelota table lamp, orange

Lamperti - Casati and Ponzio Studio D.A. - Pelota table lamp, orange     Lamperti - Casati and Ponzio Studio D.A. - Pelota table lamp, orange     Lamperti - Casati and Ponzio Studio D.A. - Pelota table lamp, orange

Brown

Lamperti - Casati and Ponzio Studio D.A. - Pelota table lamp, brown

Lamperti - Casati and Ponzio Studio D.A. - Pelota table lamp, brown

Black

Lamperti - Casati and Ponzio Studio D.A. - Pelota table lamp, black

I have only found one picture of the Pelota lamp in black.  Image source:  Live Auctioneers.

Mirrored chrome

Lamperti - Casati and Ponzio Studio D.A. - Pelota table lamp, mirrored chrome     Lamperti - Casati and Ponzio Studio D.A. - Pelota table lamp, mirrored chrome

Lamperti - Casati and Ponzio Studio D.A. - Pelota table lamp, mirrored chrome 

References

Emanuele Ponzio. Retrieved May 24, 2012 from http://www.klausengelhorn.at/data/system/html/artist_detail.php?gal=22&artist_id=67

Jai-Alai.  Retrieved May 24, 2012 from http://www.jai-alai.info/


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Friday, May 25, 2012

Goldbühl alarm clock | Goldbühl, West Germany

Here is a neat little alarm clock in green plastic that measures about 3 inches on a side.  By Goldbühl, West Germany.

eBay item 110884909042 ends May 27, 2012 at 21:46:52 PDT (United States).

Goldbühl alarm clock, green, front

Goldbühl alarm clock, green, back


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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Stock No. L-50 Lustro•Ware shelf | Columbus Plastic Products, Inc. | Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Here is a pair of red plastic shelves, designated Stock No. L-50 by Columbus Plastic Products of Columbus, Ohio.  The shelves measure 6-3/4” tall by 5-3/4” wide by 3” deep.

red plastic shelf

eBay item 290712903081 ends May 21, 2012 at 18:54:20 PDT (United States).

red plastic shelf


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Monday, May 7, 2012

Endura alarm clock | West Germany

Here is a clock that stands in stark contrast to its contemporary peers.  Contrary to sleek, contoured, “space age” design, this clock is sharp and angular yet maintains a distinctly modern feel.  It incorporates only the numerals 12, 4, and 8 on its face.  The clock stands almost 6” tall and more than 4” wide at the widest point. It is orange and white in color.

eBay item 251051961115 ends May 7, 2012 at 23:04:05 PDT.

Endura alarm clock

Endura alarm clock


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Portariviste | Rodolfo Bonetto | Vastill, Canada | 1969 | UPDATE

An update to my post of February 6, 2009, the Portariviste by Rodolfo Bonetto for Bilumen.

Here are two of the nesting magazine racks in black. Each is 14.75” by 8” by 12” in size. These were produced by Programma Vastill in Granby, Quebec, Canada.  Typically found with the Bilumen mark, these are marked Vastill:

Bonetto Portariviste, Vastill

MADE IN CANADA

BY VASTILL INC

BP 546 GRANBY PQ

TEL 378-3387 - 378-1676

eBay item 280876502434 ends May 16, 2012 at 17:43:45 PDT, Buy it now (Canada).

Bonetto Portariviste, Vastill

Bonetto Portariviste, Vastill


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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Trifoglio vase | Enzo Mari | Danese, Italy | 1969

Here is a pair of vases from the Trifoglio series by Enzo Mari for Danese.  Trifoglio is Italian for Shamrock or Clover.  The material from which these vases are produced is the same as the Bambu vase and the Tortiglione vase and there are clear similarities in their design.

The larger vase (on the left) is 10-3/4” high  and 4-3/4” in diameter.  The smaller vase (on the right) is 7-1/4” high and 4-3/4” in diameter.  Both have a metal disc on the base indicating “Enzo Mari Danese Milano 1969  Made in Italy”.

$(KGrHqJ,!lwE9JVDGL29BPlB SGfMQ~~60_57

$(KGrHqN,!hcE8mPMNCQqBPlB 5BfVg~~60_57

There were 6 bidders who placed 11 bids for this pair of Trifoglio vases.  The vases sold for $415.00 on 4/29/2012 from West Palm Beach, Florida, United States.


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