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Sunday, April 7, 2013

April 1–7, 2013: Shared vintage modern plastic design

Here are the items that were shared the week of April 1, 2013.  They included a coaster set, a mug and pitcher set, several clocks, a watering can, and a lamp.

Monday, April 1, 2013: Vintage plastic tennis racket coasters. This set includes six coasters and the holder which doubles to look like the old frames to wooden rackets that kept the rackets from warping. There are two orange, two yellow, and two green coasters.  Made in Hong Kong.

Plastic tennis racket coasters

Plastic tennis racket coasters

Tuesday, April 2, 2013: Pitcher with strainer lid and 4 mugs, designed by Koen De Winter and made in Holland by Rosti Mepal. The pitcher measures 9” tall by 7-1/2” by 4” and will hold 2 liters.  The cups fit inside the pitcher for easy storage.

Pitcher with strainer lid and 4 mugs, designed by Koen De Winter and made in Holland by Rosti Mepal

Pitcher with strainer lid and 4 mugs, designed by Koen De Winter and made in Holland by Rosti Mepal

Pitcher with strainer lid and 4 mugs, designed by Koen De Winter and made in Holland by Rosti Mepal 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013: Verichron wall clock with an orange face and yellow case.  Clock measures 9-1/2” in diameter and is 2-1/2” deep.

Verichron wall clock with an orange face and yellow case

Verichron wall clock with an orange face and yellow case

Verichron wall clock with an orange face and yellow case

Thursday, April 4, 2013:  On January 10, 2013, I posted about the Panasonic RC-1091 clock radio.  Here are two other examples in different color schemes.

Black case with white accent.

Panasonic RC-1091 clock radio, black case with white accent

Panasonic RC-1091 clock radio, black case with white accent

Pink case with black accent.

Panasonic RC-1091 clock radio, pink case with black accent

Panasonic RC-1091 clock radio, pink case with black accent

Friday, April 5, 2013:  Half pink, half black watering can that looks like a flamingo or other bird. Impressively retro color scheme.  Unmarked.  Measures 13” long by 9” height and 4-1/2” width.

Half pink, half black watering can

Half pink, half black watering can     Half pink, half black watering can

Half pink, half black watering can

Saturday, April 6, 2013: Herda table lamp.  The lamp has a brown lacquered aluminum foot and brushed aluminum base. The shade is made of brown plastic which light up to a warm colored yellow when lit. The lamp takes two normal screw bulbs. The lamp measures 52cm (20.5”) in height and the shade has a 36cm (14.2”) diameter.

Herda table lamp

Herda table lamp

Sunday, April 7, 2013: SHG “quartzmatic” wall clock, made in Germany.  The movement is VDO Nova Quartz, made in Germany.  Operates with a LR14 battery.  The clock case is made from plastic in an intensive orange red color.  The clock face is brushed aluminum with a filigree texture.  Measures 8.7” (22cm) in diameter and 2.8” (7cm) deep.

SHG “quartzmatic” wall clock, made in Germany

SHG “quartzmatic” wall clock, made in Germany

SHG “quartzmatic” wall clock, made in Germany


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