Saturday, 26 July 2014

Form, Function and Craftmanship.


If I'm to get back to blogging I think I need something to bang on about and of late it has been this!

Form, Function and Craftsmanship!

It's certainly is something I'm passionate about as I see more things about that maybe lack these three things.... but I must express that this is just my humble opinion!

I won't be highlighting what I don't think fits this criteria but I will highlight what does!
This will have a new blog look but that will take some thinking too.


So why the pottery?
Well?... made by a duo called Kat&Rogar.
He wheel throws the pottery, she hand paints!

They appeal to my retro sensibilities and are so well thrown and painted! 
They look great paired with my West Germans and I am pleased I splurged. 
I think they may be a modern collectable?
Yes I would like more!!!
Have a look at their website, I defy you not to want this on your xmas list????





 I'm desperately rushing around (waddling slowly) to do a few things for myself in between doc appointments etc
Why is pregnancy not relaxing....give me a dark cave and no medical intervention please?

Anyway so off I popped to the Mid Century Modern exhibition at the NGV Melbourne

Ahh my dreamy place full of #Form, Function and Craftsmanship!

 One day I will own a Featherston!




 You'll be forgiven in thinking that this is another pic of the exhibition but no my humble home with a new addition, no not loveheart yet but a chair....nearly as nice!!!





After years of searching I have finally found a friend for Lady Turquoise...an armchair featuring the same sweeping arms and sexy legs!
 Confirmed the maker as a Danish Deluxe too....YAY!

Danish Deluxe was founded in Melbourne in the 1950s and is responsible for designing and manufacturing high-end Danish styled furniture.
The company was formed by Neville Askanasy, John Westacott and Borg Gjorstvang (2 Danes & an Aussie). Their strong in-house designs and quality craftsmanship also enabled them to gain licenses to manufacture the work of legend designers like Hans Wegner & Niels Moller.
As well as manufacturing furniture for domestic consumption, both in Australia and overseas, Danish DeLuxe also manufactured chairs for the Australian Pavilion at EXPO 67 in Montreal, the Australian Academy of Science building in Canberra, and the Sydney Opera House.

I want to wrap her in Marimekko because her upholstery though nice is an insipid sage green, totally inoffensive but gag boring!


 The collab is at the Finders Keepers Market this weekend, I hope they are received well!


 I hope you'll enjoy this new focus, thanks for popping by!


11 comments:

  1. A pleasure to read Pippa.:) Love the Kat & Roger pot ...it caught my eye on your Instagram....it has a WGerman and yet contemporary feel about it at the same time......their work stands out from the crowd.....and your lounge room looks amazing .....as it always does!

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    1. Thanks Ray! .....I did think of you when I posted it on IG, very worthy ceramics to add to your collection! :)

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  2. Love the pottery and the shots from the show. Your chair is fantastic, and it's going to look amazing in the Marimekko. The basket collab is great!

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    1. Thanks so much Dana! They were very well received too :)
      Glad you enjoyed the pics x

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  3. I love that those chairs look like they might run off at any moment - very elegant!

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    1. Well spotted, elegant striding legs! :)

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  4. I'd like to wrap myself up in Marimekko!

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    1. Well you can sew up a nice frock or two? ...one for me! x

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  5. Just had a look at kat&rogar Pipstar. Wow! They make some seriously beautiful pottery. Love its earthy 70's feel.

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    1. They are very special! Glad you like them x

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  6. Oh nice exhibit. The Marimekko is a really good choice. Your sexy lady will look spectacular.

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