Old is new and new is old...
As designers we are always obsessed with what other designers are doing, and constantly checking what's popping up on the horizon in the design world. Sometimes we discover something that feels completely new and innovative, but as a designer I know how difficult it is to invent something truly unique that nobody ever thought of before. Chances are that it has already been done, in some way, shape or form, in some part of the world. Just as in fashion, trends in interior design and furniture tend to re-invent themselves every couple of decades or so, but usually with an added twist. And that twist is what makes it new and fun! Recently when I was browsing the internet for news in furniture design- an ever interesting topic for me- I came across a few examples of "new" furniture that immediately brought to mind some older and well known pieces designed in the 50's and 60's. All examples happen to be chairs, as iconic pieces of furniture often are, and all three originals were considered groundbreaking at their time. It's only logic and natural that young designers of today look back at the work of the old masters for inspiration. After all, good design is worth repeating. That's what makes it timeless.
Bertoia Arm Chair by Harry Bertoia, 1952
Antia Chair by German based design label and manufacturer Alpestudio Architetti Associati, 2015.
Diagonal Chair by Joris Laarman, 2014
Cloud Chair by Richard Hutton, 2007