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Sunday, June 30, 2013

June 24–June 30, 2013: Shared vintage modern plastic design

Here are the items that were shared the week of June 24, 2013.  Included were a bowl, a wall organizer, a sign letter, coasters, a variety of mirrors, and a lamp.

Monday, June 24:  Small orange plastic footed bowl.  Foot can be separated from the bowl.

Small orange plastic footed bowl

Small orange plastic footed bowl

Tuesday, June 25: Red Wall All III by Dorothee Maurer-Becker.  Click to read more about Dorothee Maurer-Becker and the Wall-All III.

Red Wall All III by Dorothee Maurer-Becker

Red Wall All III by Dorothee Maurer-Becker

Wednesday, June 26: White vintage plastic capital letter “A.” Made by Plastic Channel Letters Gemini, Inc., Decorah, IA. File No. E16382, made in the USA, with ARTEK Resin. Measures 17-1/2” height by 18-1/4” width by 5” depth.

White vintage plastic capital letter “A"

White vintage plastic capital letter “A"

Thursday, June 27:  Stylized fish coasters by Nevco.  Made of yellow plastic with cork where you set your glass. Set of 8, each measures approximately 3-3/4” diameter. Similar turtle coasters from May 4.

Stylized fish coasters by Nevco

Stylized fish coasters by Nevco

Friday, June 28: Red plastic wall mirror.   The back has maker sticker, Interdesign.  Measures approximately 15 1/2” diameter.

Red plastic Interdesign wall mirror

Red plastic Interdesign wall mirror

Saturday, June 29: Blue Hav-A-Ball mirror.  Comes in 4 pieces in original box.  Also in pink, yellow, green, transparent smoke (amongst others).  Measures 6” height by 5-1/2” width.  Mark: Creative Concepts Corp Chicago, Illinois 1971

Blue Hav-A-Ball mirror

Blue Hav-A-Ball mirror

Sunday, June 30: Orange “orange” table lamp by Paige Russell for Tupperware. Measures 14” tall with a 14” diameter across the shade.


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Friday, June 28, 2013

Lumitime wall clock model C-62 | Various designers | Tamura Electric Corp., Japan | ca. 1970

An update to my post about Lumitime clocks from March 23, 2009. Click for other posts about Lumitime clocks.  This clock is a wall clock with a lime green housing, model C-62.  It also has green numerals and starburst, and the numbers have a different underlying design. The clock has a dial on the bottom to set the time. It measures 15” across and 9” wide at the center.

eBay item 200926002402 ended May 26, 2013 at 16:45:25 PDT (United States).  Sold for $164.00.  There were 5 bidders who placed 17 bids.

Lumitime C-62 front

Lumitime C-62 back

Front and back of Lumitime C-62 wall clock.

Lumitime C-62 numeral detail

Lumitime C-62 starburst

Detail of numerals and starburst on Lumitime C-62 wall clock.

Lumitime C-62 time set dial

Time set knob on back of Lumitime C-62 wall clock.

Lumitime C-62 label

Lumitime C-62 wall clock label.


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Thursday, June 27, 2013

ELAC RD 100 flip alarm clock radio | ELAC, Germany

Here is the ELAC RD 100 flip clock radio in red, manufactured by Electroacustic GmbH, Germany.  Measures 17cm at maximum height, 16cm width, and 18cm length.  Operates on a European 220 volt plug.  Radiomuseum.org indicates production dates between 1973-78.

ELAC also manufactured the RD 100 in other colors.  Notable similar models include the RD 150 and RD 200.

eBay item 190860746782 ends July 23, 2013, buy it now or best offer (Poland).

ELAC RD 100 flip clock radio in red, manufactured by Electroacustic GmbH, Germany

ELAC RD 100 flip clock radio in red, manufactured by Electroacustic GmbH, Germany

ELAC RD 100 flip clock radio in red, manufactured by Electroacustic GmbH, Germany

ELAC RD 100 flip clock radio in red, manufactured by Electroacustic GmbH, Germany

ELAC RD 100 flip clock radio in red, manufactured by Electroacustic GmbH, Germany

ELAC RD 100 flip clock radio in red, manufactured by Electroacustic GmbH, Germany


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Monday, June 24, 2013

Artemide 2010 catalog | Artemide, Italy

Click here or the cover below to read the Artemide 2010 catalog.

Artemide 2010 catalog

Click to read the…

Artemide 2007–2008 catalog.
Artemide 2008–2009 catalog.
Artemide 2010 catalog.
Artemide 2011 catalog.
Artemide 2013 catalog.

Artemide’s goal is simple and yet extraordinarily complex: to make light an element able to improve the quality of life. The Human Light, a project promoted by Carlotta de Bevilacqua, means conceiving light to accompany man in his daily activity, supporting moods and contributing to individual wellness, with maximum visual precision and minimum consumption of environmental resources. The idea of The Human Light takes the form of a number of important research paths:

METAMORFOSI (patented project) is an innovative technology involved in creating colour sensations which can be adapted to different moods, to the characteristics of the setting and to physical and mental moods of each individual. Light takes back its sense of colour, with all its symbolic and beneficial power.

A.L.S.O. is a collection of multi-performing objects for the integrated management of important environmental parameters, like light, sound and air, using the combined action of lighting technologies, sound diffusion and electrostatic filtration. The entire setting can be moulded to individual needs.

With MY WHITE LIGHT Artemide makes appliances available that can generate variable white light from warm tones (2.500 K) to very cold tones (20.000 K) and adjustable in intensity, as well as generating coloured light. For the first time man can choose between the infinite shades of white light.

LUXERION is a new range of multifunctional appliances which integrate light and air purification. Developed together with Elica, leader in the production of kitchen hoods, it is a totally innovative line, which marks a first-time level of comfort in residential and professional settings.


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Sunday, June 23, 2013

June 17–June 23, 2013: Shared vintage modern plastic design

Here are the items that were shared the week of June 17, 2013.  Included were a container, a soap dish, drinkware, two clocks, a bathroom scale, and a desk tidy.

Monday, June 17: Orange, 2 sided insulated jug beverage tote by Tuk-Izo.  Each neck "collar" screws on counterclockwise, so they don't come loose when unscrewing on the caps. Both rubber gaskets present, which fit around the pour section. Each container holds about 6 cups liquid. One drinking cup has logo, Tuk-Izo.

Orange, 2 sided insulated jug beverage tote by Tuk-Izo

Orange, 2 sided insulated jug beverage tote by Tuk-Izo

Tuesday, June 18: orange soap dish, measures 7-1/2” length.

orange soap dish, measures 7-1/2” length

Wednesday, June 19: Four transparent lime green glasses by Georges Briard.  Measure 4-3/4” tall by 3-1/2” diameter at top. Marked with signature and “MADE IN ISRAEL / PAT. PEND.

Four transparent lime green glasses by Georges Briard

Four transparent lime green glasses by Georges Briard

Four transparent lime green glasses by Georges Briard

Thursday, June 20: Battery operated desk clock by Homestead. Clock measures 6-1/2” tall by 5-1/2” wide by 3-1/4” deep. Weighs a little over a pound. Takes one C battery.

Battery operated desk clock by Homestead

Battery operated desk clock by Homestead

Battery operated desk clock by Homestead

Friday, June 21: Seth Thomas “Suspense” clock.

Seth Thomas “Suspense” clock

Seth Thomas “Suspense” clock

Seth Thomas “Suspense” clock

Saturday, June 22:  Mechanical scale that weighs up to 120 pounds or 55 kilograms. Top in red plastic that also features a shoe size scale. The base is metal.

Mechanical scale that weighs up to 120 pounds or 55 kilograms. Top in red plastic that also features a shoe size scale.

Mechanical scale that weighs up to 120 pounds or 55 kilograms. Top in red plastic that also features a shoe size scale.

Sunday, June 23:  Brown and tan plastic desktop organizer cube. The cube has a pen holder and three compartments which swivel open and closed.  Measures approximately 3-1/2” height by-5/8” wide.

Brown and tan plastic desktop organizer cube

Brown and tan plastic desktop organizer cube

Brown and tan plastic desktop organizer cube


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Monday, June 17, 2013

Artemide 2008–2009 catalog | Artemide, Italy

Click here or the cover below to read the Artemide 2008–2009 catalog.

Artemide 2008-2009 catalog

Click to read the…

Artemide 2007–2008 catalog.
Artemide 2008–2009 catalog.
Artemide 2010 catalog.
Artemide 2011 catalog.
Artemide 2013 catalog.

Leafing through the Artemide catalogue is like retracing an important pathway in the history of contemporary design. Great masters, unique intuitions, patient research and tenacious innovative spirit, rewarded by innumerable prizes and consecrated in the most prestigious Museums worldwide, up to and including the most recent creations, expressions of the spirit of today and projected into the future. In almost half a century of business and entrepreneurial experience, a surprising continuity can be felt, placing the Artemide products outside and above traditions, trends, and fashions of the moment. The fil rouge [common thread] which characterises Artemide’s experience is the unexhausted desire to find solutions to the human demand for lighting, even if still unexpressed and unconscious. The person is constantly placed at the centre of the project; formal and aesthetic needs, technological innovations, individual and collective talents have been, are, and always will be, at the service of a special purpose. The Human Light: everywhere in the world, the light of Artemide for the wellness of man.


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Sunday, June 16, 2013

June 10–June 16, 2013: Shared vintage modern plastic design

Here are the items that were shared the week of June 10, 2013.  Included were a cup dispenser, three lamps, a chair, a magazine holder, and wall tiles.

Monday, June 10: Orange plastic Dixie cup dispenser.  Counter top size, approximately 8-1/2” tall and 4” at widest point.

Orange plastic Dixie cup dispenser

Orange plastic Dixie cup dispenser

Orange plastic Dixie cup dispenser

Tuesday, June 11: Binic table lamp by Ionna Vautrin for Foscarini, Italy (2010). Measures 5-1/2” wide by 8” height.  Comes in 6 colors, requires one 12W E12 candelabra compact fluorescent bulb.

Binic table lamp by Ionna Vautrin for Foscarini, Italy (2010)

Binic table lamp by Ionna Vautrin for Foscarini, Italy (2010)

Wednesday, June 12: Pair of Toga chairs designed by Sergio Mazza for Artemide, Italy (1968).

Pair of Toga chairs designed by Sergio Mazza for Artemide, Italy (1968)

Pair of Toga chairs designed by Sergio Mazza for Artemide, Italy (1968)

Thursday, June 13: Lamp with red plastic base and glass dome.  Measures 15cm diameter by 19cm height. 

Lamp with red plastic base and glass dome

Lamp with red plastic base and glass dome

Friday, June 14:  Asterisk base lamp.  Base is 6” wide.  No marks.

Asterisk base lamp

Asterisk base lamp

Saturday, June 15:  Magazine holder made of clear and smoked acrylic.  Measures 15” length by 12” width by 12” height.

Magazine holder made of clear and smoked acrylic

Sunday, June 16: Three wall tiles in red, yellow, and green.  Perfect for a child’s room.  There are holes through the tops to put a string through so they can be hung on a wall.  Measure 6” by 6”.  Made in Sweden.

Three wall tiles in red, yellow, and green

Three wall tiles in red, yellow, and green


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