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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Vintage modern plastic design: August 19-25, 2013

Here are the items that were shared the week of August 19, 2013.  Included were a smoking set, a desk set, a wall hanger, two lamps, and a pair of chairs.

Monday, August 19:  Stacking acrylic ashtray and lighter.  Stands 8-1/2” tall and approximately 8” diameter.

Stacking acrylic ashtray and lighter

Stacking acrylic ashtray and lighter

Tuesday, August 20:  6 piece Lucite resin desk set.  Unmarked.

6 piece Lucite resin desk set

Wednesday, August 21:  Bridge wall hanger by Stefano Giovannoni for Magis.  In green methacrylate.  Dimensions when mounted are 25.6” length by 14.4” height by 3.3” wide.

Bridge wall hanger by Stefano Giovannoni for Magis

Bridge wall hanger by Stefano Giovannoni for Magis

Thursday, August 22:  Table or desk lamp in bent wood with an acrylic saucer shaped diffuser.  Inline on/off switch.  Measures 21-1/2” tall by 15” wide.  Shade is 11” in diameter.

Table or desk lamp in bent wood with an acrylic saucer shaped diffuser

Table or desk lamp in bent wood with an acrylic saucer shaped diffuser

Saturday, August 24: Pair of lounge chairs with orange tubular acrylic frames.  Measure approximately 26” height by 20” width by 30” depth.

Pair of lounge chairs with orange tubular acrylic frames

Pair of lounge chairs with orange tubular acrylic frames

Pair of lounge chairs with orange tubular acrylic frames

Sunday, August 25:  Orange acrylic floor lamp.  Made entirely of orange Lucite, the lamp measures 36” tall by 8” square.

 Orange acrylic floor lamp

 Orange acrylic floor lamp


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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ornamental Christmas ornaments | DNgroup | Århus, Denmark | 2013

Ornamental is a modern take on the traditional Christmas tree ornament.  They are made with flexible silicone hangers with a ball that is spiced up with graphics for you and your friends to enjoy.  Kick your tree into the 21st century (this is a Kickstarter project after all, so consider taking a look!)

Onamental on a tree

Ornamental ornaments on a tree.

There are ten pre-designed themes including 8-bits of Christmas, deadly bunch, ice ice baby,  what’s yo Christmas face, chrismetric, him her belief and God,  twisted Christmas, comic comments, happy trees, and twirly.  There is also a do-it-yourself kit.

Ornamental Deadly Bunch

Deadly Bunch theme.

DNgroup is a group of professional industrial designers (Frederick Rickmann, Jakob Normand, and Lars L. Christensen), who design and develop products for a living. Usually very technical stuff, like telephone handsets, industrial machines, forklift trucks and smaller stuff like cleaning aids for iPhones. They have now come to a point where they really want do some less serious stuff.  A few Friday beers around last Christmas plus some brainstorming let to the start of the Ornamental globes project. Check out the Kickstarter for this project!

First sketches of the Ornamental globe

First sketches of the Ornamental globe.

2nd rapid prototype with optimized stronger hanger lock

Second rapid prototype with optimized, stronger hanger lock.


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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Vintage modern plastic design: August 12–August 18, 2013

Here are the items that were shared the week of August 12, 2013.  Included were an AM radio, bookends, a desk fan, a wine rack, a hair dryer, tumblers, and a sculpture.

Monday, August 12: Toshiba RP-12 AM transistor radio. Also known as the “twin ball” radio. One ball houses the tuning dial, and the other ball houses a single speaker.  Takes a single 9-volt battery.

Toshiba RP-12 AM transistor radio

Toshiba RP-12 AM transistor radio

Tuesday, August 13:  Sleek bookend set in bright red plastic, featuring tapered scalloped ribs. Each is marked on the back side Demco.  Each measures 9” tall and 6” wide.  

Demco bookends

Wednesday, August 14: Desk fan by Severin (Germany).  The fan has three acrylic blades in white attached to a yellow body supported on a cantilever metal stand. The head moves back and forth in a slot on the front, through approximately 20 degrees, side to side and the body can be adjusted through 90 degrees up and down to the desired position. The on-off switch is located on the back of the body. There are rubber stoppers on the metal frame, 2 to hold the body in place and 3 to keep the stand in place, when in use. It works on a 220v / 50Hz system (UK & Europe) and is fitted with a standard EU 2-pin plug. With original box, instructions (in German, English , and French).

Desk fan by Severin (Germany)

Desk fan by Severin (Germany)

Thursday, August 15: Four bottle wine rack. Made from smoke plastic. Measures 10” wide by 7-1/2” deep. Each circle is 5” in diameter with an opening 3-1/2” in diameter.

Smoke acrylic wine rack

Smoke acrylic wine rack

Friday, August 16: Orange Calor (France) hair dryer. Folds in and out and has a carrying handle.

Orange Calor (France) hair dryer

Orange Calor (France) hair dryer

Orange Calor (France) hair dryer

Saturday, August 17:  Set of 8 vintage plastic owl tumblers by Nasco. There are 6 black cups with gold embossed owls, and 2 yellow cups with black embossed owls. The cups measure 6” tall and 3” diameter across the top.

Set of 8 vintage plastic owl tumblers by Nasco

Sunday, August 18: Acrylic bird head sculpture.  Mounted on a jet black Lucite panel. Panel measures 12-1/4” by 6”.  The bird measures 17” from base to beak and extends 8-1/2” from the panel.   Signed on the back:

Rick Blanchette
FT. MYERS BEACH
88

Blanchette acrylic bird head sculpture

Blanchette acrylic bird head sculpture

Blanchette acrylic bird head sculpture

Blanchette acrylic bird head sculpture, signed


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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Deda vase | Giotto Stoppino | Heller, Italy | 1972 | UPDATE

I haven’t seen many Deda vases up for sale lately, but here are two.  Both are yellow.  The first was sold from Wichita, Kansas on August 3, 2013 for $60.00.  Shipping added $15 to $20 depending on destination.  Three bidders placed 5 bids for the vase.

Yellow Deda vase by Giotto Stoppino for Heller

Yellow Deda vase by Giotto Stoppino for Heller imprint

The second Deda vase was sold from East Hampton, New York on July 25, 2013 for $100.00.  Shipping added $29.  There was one bidder and one bid on the vase.

Yellow Deda vase by Giotto Stoppino for Heller


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August 5–August 11, 2013: Shared vintage modern plastic design

Here are the items that were shared the week of August 5, 2013.  Included were a clock, two sculptures/paperweights, a salad set, a kitchen carousel, and a vase.

Tuesday, August 6:  Backwards clock, made out of plastic.  T clock runs backwards (everything is backwards).  It has an off white face with black numerals, black minute, hour, and second hands, a black frame, and a key style hole for hanging.  The movement is marked QUARTZ / CHASSICAL CO. / TAIWAN.  The clock measures approximately 10” in diameter and runs on a single AA battery.

Backward clock front

Backward clock back

Backward clock mechanism

Wednesday, August 7: Transparent acrylic cube kinetic sculpture or paperweight.  Eight level interior allows the metal beads to flow from top to bottom when inverted.  Measures 3-1/2” on each side.

Kinetic acrylic cube with falling beads

Kinetic acrylic cube with falling beads

Thursday, August 8:  New in box, vintage Ingrid of Chicago yellow Salad Stax bowl and fork and spoon set.

Ingrid of Chicago salad stax set

Friday, August 9: Blue and white plastic Rubbermaid carousel canister set. The set measures about 12” tall by 12” in diameter and features 3 pieces that sit on a rotating lazy susan base.

Blue and white plastic Rubbermaid carousel canister set

Blue and white plastic Rubbermaid carousel canister set

Saturday, August 10:  Tubular white plastic mod vase with four openings.  The vase measures approximately 15” tall and 6-1/2” at its widest point.  Set this near your Rougier tube lamp.

Tubular white plastic mod vase with four openings

Tubular white plastic mod vase with four openings

Tubular white plastic mod vase with four openings

Tubular white plastic mod vase with four openings

Sunday, August 11: Acrylic cube paperweight.  One side with a hollowed out area that reflects nicely.  Measures 3-1/4” on each side.

Acrylic cube

Acrylic cube


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Sunday, August 4, 2013

July 29–August 4, 2013: Shared vintage modern plastic design

Here are the items that were shared the week of July 29, 2013.  Included were a watch case, a telephone, a tray and glassware set, tables, a picnic set, and a swivel container.

Monday, July 29: Gray Gruen watch case.  Measures 4-1/4” wide by 3-1/4” deep by 1-1/2” height.

Gruen watch case

Gruen watch case imprint

Gruen watch case inside

Tuesday, July 30: Low profile lime green and blck telephone.  Can be switched from tone to rotary pulse dial.  measures 7-3/4” wide by 1-1/2” tall.

Low profile lime green and blck telephone

Low profile lime green and blck telephone

Low profile lime green and blck telephone

Wednesday, July 31:  Soda fountain/parfait set with four pink plastic and glass cups and a pink tray that measures 9-1/4” by 13-1/2”.  The cups measure 5-1/2” tall.  The top of the handle clips over the glass.  Marked Twin Bird Industrial, Japan.

Soda fountain/parfait set with four pink plastic and glass cups and a pink tray

Soda fountain/parfait set with four pink plastic and glass cups and a pink tray

Soda fountain/parfait set with four pink plastic and glass cups and a pink tray

Thursday, August 1:  Pair of unmarked tulip tables in red and green.  Tabletops are smoked acrylic.  Bottom base is fiberglass with a chrome band.  Each measures 16” wide by 25” tall.

Pair of unmarked tulip tables in red and green

Pair of unmarked tulip tables in red and green

Pair of unmarked tulip tables in red and green

Saturday, August 3:  Vintage orange and yellow Ingrid stacking plastic picnic tray set. Measures 14-1/2” by 9” by 9-3/4”.

 orange and yellow Ingrid stacking plastic picnic tray set

 orange and yellow Ingrid stacking plastic picnic tray set

 orange and yellow Ingrid stacking plastic picnic tray set

Sunday, August 4: Crescent shaped, plastic swivel drawer box.  Top and bottom are off-white plastic, drawers are white plastic.  Each drawer has two compartments.  Four rubber feet.  The box measures approximately 4-1/8” high by 6” diameter with drawer open (4-1/2” with drawer closed).  Marked on bottom:  Crescent Cache T.M. Design / © CRESCENT CONCEPTS INC. / CHICAGO IL. USA. PAT. PEND.

Crescent shaped, plastic swivel drawer box

Crescent shaped, plastic swivel drawer box

Crescent shaped, plastic swivel drawer box

Crescent shaped, plastic swivel drawer box


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