Sanderson 1950's Modernist Fabric Collection

Gorgeous collection...

"This is a bold and iconic collection of prints and weaves that celebrate a decade of design which transformed the boundaries of interior decoration. The Sanderson 50’s collection combines original 1950’s designs from the Sanderson archive with designs from contemporary artists who have taken great inspiration from this era." http://www.sanderson-uk.com/50s-fabric.aspx

Sanderson covered Ercol sofa from http://www.emilies.com/ercol-studio-couch/studio-couch-sanderson-fabric/

Essential Eames | Video Collection

The Story of Eames Furniture: Marilyn Neuhart with John Neuhart
Exclusive video interview with Marilyn Neuhart, author of "The Story of Eames Furniture", and her husband John. Both have worked with the Eames Office in various capacities from the 1950s. Having been in close proximity to Charles and Ray Eames as well as the members of the Eames Office and their patron manufacturers for almost 30 years, the Neuharts had the extraordinary opportunity to absorb their stories.

The design genius of Charles + Ray Eames - TED Talk 
The legendary design team Charles and Ray Eames made films, houses, books and classic midcentury modern furniture. Eames Demetrios, their grandson, shows rarely seen films and archival footage in a lively, loving tribute to their creative process.

Powers of Ten
Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Every ten seconds we view the starting point from ten times farther out until our own galaxy is visible only as a speck of light among many others. Returning to Earth with breathtaking speed, we move inward - into the hand of the sleeping picnicker - with ten times more magnification every ten seconds. Our journey ends inside a proton of a carbon atom within a DNA molecule in a white blood cell. POWERS OF TEN © 1977 EAMES OFFICE LLC (www.eamesoffice.com)


How to build an Eames shell chair
Fascinating film following the industrial design process behind the making of the shell chair

A Gathering of Elephants
Animated movie starring the molded plywood elephants of Charles and Ray Eames. Part of the Eames Office (www.eamesoffice.com) celebration of the Charles Eames centennial - also it is just alot of fun. Director Eames Demetrios' contribution to the family festivities, featuring the elephants being manufactured by the Vitra Design Museum (www.vitra.com). To learn about the making of this movie and the elephants (or get it in iPod friendly form), go to http://www.dasfilmfest.com/?id=135.

My Chair Design Fetish

I just never get tired of good chair design, bit of a design fetish for me - so I've collated a collection of a few favourite chair-based graphic posters and book covers...please be seated!

Don't forget to see my previous chair-based posts:
Graphic Modernist Chairs http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathykavan/sets/72157624060387405/ and http://kathykavan.com/graphic-modernist-chairs-poster-se
Mid-Century Knoll Posters http://kathykavan.com/mid-century-modern-knoll-posters-graphicdesig
Mouthwatering Kibisi Chairs http://kathykavan.com/mouthwatering-kibisi-chairs
WOW! 'FlexibleLove' Cardboard Chair http://kathykavan.com/wow-flexiblelove-cardboard-chair
Chair Love Gallery http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathykavan/galleries/72157625233645129/

Other ref sites:
http://www.blanka.co.uk/supersize?product=2870
http://counter-print.co.uk/product.php?pid=230
http://www.theposterlist.com/Eames-Chair-Poster.html
http://modtx.blogspot.com/2009/12/awesome-chair.html
http://designyoutrust.com/2009/04/05/mid-century-modern-furniture-poster/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TaylorsType?ref=seller_info
http://www.design-museum.com/shop/index.php?sid=x&shp=oxbaseshop&cl=d...
http://www.fabiennehess.com/index.php?/projects/vitra-slow-chair-campaign/
http://thebloodyxxx.deviantart.com/art/De-Stijl-Chair-Poster-107515279
http://www.libbylevi.com/misc07.htm