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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Inspired by Albers

Anni Albers created this necklace out of washers and ribbon, cerca 1940. Though Albers was better known for her geometric fabric designs, the necklace is a less conventional example of her creative genius. To me it demonstrates that good design is about recognizing the beauty in ordinary objects, such as simple cylindrical shapes.

Similar elements can be found in designs like the Gardiner chain link frame from Ralph Lauren.

And incorporated in this Laura Kirar dining armchair...

and Ellery collection from Bernhardt Interiors.

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