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Sunday, April 21, 2013

April 15–21, 2013: Shared vintage modern plastic design

Here are the items that were shared the week of April 15, 2013.  Included were a sculptural object, a clock, a bed tray, a pair of lamps, a spoon rest, a portable television, a desk fan, and a coffee grinder.

Monday, April 15, 2013: Rare sculptural object “Guscio N°1” (Shell #1) by Gio Pomodoro and produced by Alessi D’Apres (1972). The outside is stainless steel and the inside is yellow polypropylene.  Signed “Gio Pomodoro” and marked “Alessi D’Apres” and “AGN472”.

Guscio No 1 by Gio Pomodoro and produced by Alessi D’Apres (1972)

Guscio No 1 by Gio Pomodoro and produced by Alessi D’Apres (1972)

Guscio No 1 by Gio Pomodoro and produced by Alessi D’Apres (1972), signed Gio Pomodoro    Guscio No 1 by Gio Pomodoro and produced by Alessi D’Apres (1972), signed Alessi D’Apres     Guscio No 1 by Gio Pomodoro and produced by Alessi D’Apres (1972), signed AGN472

Tuesday, April 16, 2013: Plastic Sunbeam brand battery operated wall clock. Catalog number BW122.  The rim measures 2 1/2” deep and is black with a silver face trim. The clock measures 9” across. The only number on the clock dial is the 12, in a light blue color. The face has white lines to represent the time and the background is an iridescent copper brown color. The hands are silver metal.
 
Plastic Sunbeam brand battery operated wall clock. Catalog number BW122
 
Plastic Sunbeam brand battery operated wall clock. Catalog number BW122
 
Plastic Sunbeam brand battery operated wall clock. Catalog number BW122

Wednesday, April 17, 2013: Multi-purpose tray, serving folding table, designed by Luigi Massoni for Guzzini, Italy. White high impact polystyrene plastic serving tray in the original bag and box.  The tray measures 58cm by 35cm with height 23cm.  See also the 8800 (7800) bed table by Olaf von Bohr for Kartell (1970).

Multi-purpose tray, serving folding table, designed by Luigi Massoni for Guzzini, Italy

Multi-purpose tray, serving folding table, designed by Luigi Massoni for Guzzini, Italy

Multi-purpose tray, serving folding table, designed by Luigi Massoni for Guzzini, Italy

Multi-purpose tray, serving folding table, designed by Luigi Massoni for Guzzini, Italy

Thursday, April 18, 2013:  Vintage bubble table lamps in an interesting form. Plastic tulip base. Measures 11-1/2” tall by 7-1/2” diameter.

Vintage bubble table lamps

Vintage bubble table lamps

Friday, April 19, 2013: Vintage resin spoon rest with simulated wood and powerful, bold blocks of color.  Approximately 6-1/2” in length.

Vintage resin spoon rest

Vintage resin spoon rest

Saturday, April 20, 2013:  Sharp portable television, model 3S-111R.  The screen is 5”, the height of the television is 10”.  The metallic handle just below the screen protector comes out for carrying.  The television can also detach from the pedestal, Model AA-101R.  Here is the entry for this TV at radiomuseum.org

Sharp portable television, model 3S-111R

Sharp portable television, model 3S-111R

Sharp portable television, model 3S-111R

Saturday, April 20, 2013: Red and black Calor (France) desk fan.  Red body, black fins and base.  The fan measures 6-1/2” in height.

Red and black Calor (France) desk fan

Red and black Calor (France) desk fan

Red and black Calor (France) desk fan 

Sunday, April 21, 2013:  Dark blue Krups coffee or spice grinder, Type 203.

Dark blue Krups coffee or spice grinder, Type 203

Dark blue Krups coffee or spice grinder, Type 203


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