Every now and then you come across something that reminds you of why you fell in love with design in the first place. Well our friends over at R 20th Century win the prize this week for doing just that. We received an e-mail from them earlier today simply titled Storage Solutions, but when we opened it, it was anything but simple. Instead it was a sampling of some of the most stunning consoles we've seen in a long time. We were so inspired, we felt like we had to share. Hope you enjoy. Oh .... and speaking of prizes, one of our favorite websites - Meade Design Group - just featured Design Therapy (aka Brad Ford ID) on their blog making us feel like a real winner! Check it our here and let us know what you think!
1.Guisseppe Scapinelli's unusual console in jacaranda perfectly balances three drawers over long, delicately carved legs. (Sao Paulo, Brazil, circa 1950s)
2.The hexagonal motif door pulls on Jorge Zalszupin's four-door credenza in jacaranda are repeated in the custom hardware. (Brazil, 1960s)
3.Carlo Hauner's elegant console in caviona wood has curved sides, stunningly sculptural tripod legs and inlay detailing on the top. (Forma, Brazil, circa 1960s)
4.This long four-door credenza in richly grained jacaranda with white handle detailing by Martin Eisler rests on an architectural T-shaped base. (Forma, Brazil, 1960)
5.Fine dovetailing and drawer dividers exemplify the craftsmanship and attention to detail of Joaquim Tenreiro showcased in this eight-drawer console in jacaranda. (Brazil, 1970)
6.Martin Eisler's four-door credenza in jacaranda with woven cane front is a classic mid-twentieth-century style. (Brazil, 1950s)
7.The bow-tie handles on this five-door credenza in jacaranda are a sensual counterpoint to the piece's dramatic geometries. (Martin Eisler for Forma, Brazil, circa 1960)