Industrial Design: 5 Products We Like

Womb Chair – this classic design by Eero Saarinen is a favorite of ours because of its exposed hardware, classic aesthetic, totally padded surface, and comfort with multiple seating positions. The Womb Chair swallows you when you sit in it.

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Swissvoice L7 home phone- despite home phones being rapidly phased out by their cellular counterparts, we thought this one by Swissvoice had some very elegant lines and angles. Hard not to feel cool while talking into this thing.

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Nest Thermostat- this is an example of how design and technology can be applied to simple things in our life and have a large impact. The nest thermostat makes it easy to control the temperature of a house in an elegant, easy to use package without the confusion of a small, dimly lit LCD screen with vague, disassociated buttons and numbers. You simply twist the dial to scroll and push in/pull out to select and go back.  The smartphone connectivity is also a plus. 

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1967 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale- this late 60’s Alfa designed by Franco Scaglione represents what we love about car design. It is lithe, fluid, beautiful, and almost looks as if the bodywork was poured over the chassis. Like most sports cars from the 60’s, it was plagued by quirks that made it a little difficult to use, but this is a prime example of an Automobile as art.

  those flared fenders....

those flared fenders....

   I love how the windows wrap around the roof of the car

 I love how the windows wrap around the roof of the car

Toward Sofa- This is a newer design by Erik Jorgenson that evokes a distinctly midcentury-modern feel. We love how the cushions are different colors and sizes, yet they stick together as a family. The brass leg caps are also a nice detail. 

  nice asymmetry.

nice asymmetry.

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