Icons is the new project of Rue Vintage 74 (@ruevintage74), the prestigious online store to present its new collection with designs from the 20th and 21st century surrounded by the most sophisticated Güell Lamadrid fabric: London, Casper, Keaton and Charlotte, four high- quality espectacular velvets.
We open the curtains to the best cast: Harry Bertoia, Willy Rizzo, Finn Juhl, Terje Ekström, James Rivère, Constance Guisset… The show must begin!
Photographer: Asier Rua (@asierrua)
An iconic cast
Let’s make a review through the pieces that take part of the set. Authentic icons of the 20th and 21st century that have made a difference in the history of furniture design.
Bertoia Collection de Harry Bertoia (1952)
The iconic wire furniture collection designed by genius Harry Bertoia together with Knoll is recognized worldwide as one of the great achievements of 20th century furniture design.
Atollo lamp by Vico Magistretti (1977)
Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table lamp, winning the Compasso d’Oro in 1979 and completely revolutionising the way we imagine the classic bedside lamp. The geometric shapes that compose it –cylinder, cone and hemisphere– have resulted in a product that is decorative and essential at the same time, disconnected from the historical period and the fashions of the moment, and one that has now fully become one of the icons of Italian design.
Vertigo lamp by Constance Guisset (2010)
It is a “hut lamp”, as the designer Constance Guisset likes to describe it. It is made with a ultra lightweight fiberglass structure, tensioned by velvet-touch polyurethane ribbons, this suspension exerts a real fascination when it comes to life and comes to life through drafts.When lit, it turns softly, projecting a graphic shadow pattern on the surrounding walls.