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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

XXIV Compasso d’Oro 2016

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XXIV Compasso d’Oro (2016)
Cinzia Anguissola d’Altoè Scacchetti
Gabriella Bottini
Walter Maria de Silva
Toshiyuki Kita
Mugendi K. M’Rithaa
Marc Sadler
Yossef Schvetz

Judges’ biographies

In 2016, 13 Compasso d’Oro awards were joined by 56 Honorable Mentions, 3 prizes and 9 certificates for the Targa Giovani, and 12 career awards, of which 9 were assigned to Italian designers and entrepreneurs, and three to international designers.

XXIV Compasso dOro

Premi Compasso d’Oro

5MM, Giampiero Castagnoli, Marco Fagioli, and Emanuel Gargano. Treemme Rubinetterie.

Ascent, Daniel Rybakken. Luceplan.

Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi, Giorgio Palù and Michele Bianchi. Fondazione Giovanni Arvedi e Luciana Buschini.

Design as a Development tool, di Giulio Vinaccia and Valerio Vinaccia. UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organisation

Ferrari – FXX K, Flavio Manzoni – Ferrari Design with Werner Gruber – Ferrari Design. Ferrari.

FlaP, Alberto Meda and Francesco Meda. Caimi Brevetti.

Lucetta, Emanuele Pizzolorusso. Palomar.

Monokini, Francesco Paszkowski Design (exterior), Alberto Mancini Design (interior), Baglietto (naval architecture). Baglietto.

OK, Konstantin Grcic. Flos.

Omnia, Technogym Design Center. Technogym.

Ossidiana, Mario Trimarchi. Alessi.

Twin Gate, R&D Grivel with Maurizio Gallo. Grivel.

Vela, Lievore Altherr Molina. Tecno.

Premi Compasso d’Oro alla Carriera

  • Carlo Bartoli
  • Luciano Benetton
  • Ugo La Pietra
  • Fabio Lenci
  • Antonio Macchi Cassia
  • Ezio Manzini
  • Franco Moschini
  • Roberto Pezzetta
  • Rodrigo Rodriquez

Premi Compasso d’Oro Internazionale

  • Ron Arad
  • James Dyson
  • Makio Hasuike

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Wilardy cheese and mouse

I’ve previously posted about Wilardy fruit, but here is an amazing piece in the same vein.  Here is a Wilardy Lucite cheese block with little gold mouse. Mouse tail moves. Original Wilardy sticker. Measures approximately 5-1/2” length by 3” height by 3-3/4” across. Minor surface scratches from age.  eBay item 152624525042 is $52.49.

Wilardy cheese block

Wilardy cheese block with gold mouse.

Wilardy sticker

Wilardy sticker.


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Saturday, November 25, 2017

salt cellar

Here is a salt cellar with flippy top in gold and green.  Unmarked.  Measures 10 cm height, 14 cm wide, and 8 cm deep.  eBay item 232545908159 selling for AU$17.50 (US$13.34).  From Australia.

salt cellar in yellow and greensalt cellar in yellow and green opensalt cellar in yellow and green bottom


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Friday, November 24, 2017

Utensilo-like wall organizer

Here is a Utensilo-like wall organizer with an accompanying accordion hanging rack.  The wall organizer is modular.  There are pegs that allow the user to rearrange the organizer.  The pair sold for $48.00 on eBay.

Utensilo and accordian hooks in yellowUtensilo in yellow


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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Black melamine planter

Here is a black melamine planter, unmarked.  Great form.  Measures 11-1/2 by 5-1/4” by 4”.  eBay item 132396984574, offered at $22.99 plus shipping.

Melamine planter side and bottomMelamine planter side and top


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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Enzo Mari cylinder sculpture

Similar to many of Mari’s scuptures of the late 50s and early 60s for Danese is this cylinder.  Inside the cylinder is a cube with black dots on the faces.  The cylinder measures approximately 3 1/4 in height by 4” in diameter.  The suspended cube has 16 black dots on each side, evenly spaced, and the same on each side. Signed Enzo Mari within cylinder.

Auction ended October 29, 2017 at 7:15PM.  5 bidders placed 14 bids and the piece sold for $1284.00. Condition was described as “Considerable surface scratching and a couple shallow nicks but nothing major or irreparable.”

Enzo Mari cylinder sculpture

Enzo Mari cylinder, front view.

Enzo Mari cylinder sculpture above view

Enzo Mari cylinder, above view.

Enzo Mari cylinder sculpture signed inside

ENZO MARI, signed within cylinder.


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Two piece Lucite clock

Vintage wall clock that made of a colored thick acrylic/lucite plastic. Has racing stripes of gray-silver-white-black.  Each panel measures 12” square.

Sold May 7, 2017 for $35.oo plus shipping.

2 piece clock front

Two piece clock, front.

2 piece clock mechanism

Clock mechanism.  Takes one C battery.


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Monday, April 3, 2017

yellow watering can

Vintage ornate yellow watering can with black handle.  The watering can measures 15-1/4" from spout to handle. 9-1/4" tall to the top of the handle.  The diameter of the container at the base is about 5-1/4".  Unmarked.

Sold February 1, 2017 for $16.99 plus shipping.

yellow watering can

Yellow watering can.

yellow watering can handle detail

Yellow watering can, handle detail.

yellow watering can bottom

Yellow watering can, unmarked bottom.


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Saturday, March 25, 2017

red makeup holder stand with mirror

Here is a space age make up module that acts as a holder and stand.

Sold March 10, 2017 on eBay for $28.95 plus shipping.

red makeup mirror and stand frontred makeup mirror and stand front openred makeup mirror and stand openred makeup mirror and stand top


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