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Sunday, June 2, 2013

May 27–June 2, 2013: Shared vintage modern plastic design

Here are the items that were shared the week of May 27, 2013.  Included were a kitchen utensil, two desk organizers, a lamp, a wall accent, a bowl, and an ashtray.

Tuesday, May 28: Flour sifter in green and transparent plastic.  The sifter is marked 1, 2, and 3 cups on both clear containers.  The handle has a button that when depressed allows the sifter to be inverted and the flour sifted again. Approximately 9” tall.

Flour sifter in green and transparent plastic

Flour sifter in green and transparent plastic

Tuesday, May 28: Red plastic desk organizer by Tom Ahlström and Hans Ehrich for Argö.  Made in Sweden. The organizer measures 15-1/4” long by 5-1/2” wide by 2-1/4” tall.  I posted about this object a while ago.  Read more about A&E design and their desk organizer.

Red plastic desk organizer by Tom Ahlström and Hans Ehrich for Argö

Red plastic desk organizer by Tom Ahlström and Hans Ehrich for Argö

Red plastic desk organizer by Tom Ahlström and Hans Ehrich for Argö

Red plastic desk organizer by Tom Ahlström and Hans Ehrich for Argö

Wednesday, May 29: Mushroom lamp with ribbed shade in black and white. Unmarked, but similar to the mushroom lamps made by Gilbert Softlite. 60 watt bulb maximum.  The base is 6-1/2” square, the shade measures 10” by 10” by 6”, and the lamp stands 15” tall.

Mushroom lamp with ribbed shade in black and white, unmarked     Mushroom lamp with ribbed shade in black and white, unmarked

Thursday, May 30:  Dark gray plastic desk organizer with 3 tapering cylinders and 3 circular compartments on the base.  No maker's marks. Measures 6” in diameter, 8-1/2” height.

Dark gray plastic desk organizer with 3 cylinders and 3 circular compartments on the base

Friday, May 31:  Modular wall pieces.  Made of a thin but sturdy matte white plastic.  The set here featured 29 pieces 18” long, 2 pieces 15” long, 4 pieces 13” long, and 4 pieces 12-1/2” long.  All pieces 2 3/4" wide.

Modular wall pieces

Modular wall pieces

Saturday, June 1: Last week there was a Vedel bowl posted, here is another.  Kristian Vedel (Danish, 1923–2003) designed large red melamine VI-21 bowl.  Measures 7-5/8” diameter by approximately 1-15/16” tall.  Marked on the base of bowl: T.ØRSKOV / DENMARK / (symbol) / DESIGN / K VEDEL

Kristian Vedel (Danish, 1923–2003) designed large red melamine VI-21 bowl

Kristian Vedel (Danish, 1923–2003) designed large red melamine VI-21 bowl

Kristian Vedel (Danish, 1923–2003) designed large red melamine VI-21 bowl

Kristian Vedel (Danish, 1923–2003) designed large red melamine VI-21 bowl

Sunday, June 2:  Orange Spyros ashtray with black ball by Eleonore Peduzzi Riva for Artemide (1969).  The ashtray measures 8-1/2” by 8-1/2” square and is 1-1/4” in height, excluding the black ball. With all four "feet" intact.  Read more about Eleonore Peduzzi Riva, Artemide, and the Spyros ashtray.

Orange Spyros ashtray with black ball by Eleonore Peduzzi Riva for Artemide (1969)

Orange Spyros ashtray with black ball by Eleonore Peduzzi Riva for Artemide (1969)


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dksmith410@gmail.com said...

I have been looking for a sifter just like the one you have for the week of May 27,2013. I found the picture on google images. Would you be able to tell me where to find one just like it? It's an important part of my friend's memories with his kids and I would like to surprise him. Thanks!

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