Originally designed in 1929 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for the International Exposition hosted in Barcelona, Spain, the Barcelona Chair has since remained an icon of modern design and the inspiration for many counterfeits. It’s part of the Knoll Classics Sale and will receive 15% Off and FREE in-home white glove delivery* from Monday, February 25th through Sunday, March 3rd.
*For orders over $500 being delivered to the DC Metro Area.
The Knoll Classics Sale
15% Off Classic Designs From:
- Mies van der Rohe
- and Schultz
Monday, February 25th, 2013 – Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
Womb chair, Saarinen table, Tulip chair, Dulles Airport…what didn’t Eero Saarinen accomplish in his lifetime?
Famous for furniture designs, as well as some amazing architecture, Saarinen is one of several classics designers whose products are part of the Knoll Classics Sale.
“The son of architect and Cranbrook Academy of Art director Eliel Saarinen and his wife, textile artist Loja, Eero Saarinen studied sculpture in Paris and architecture at Yale before working on furniture design with Norman Bel Geddes and practicing architecture with his father. He collaborated on several projects in furniture design with his friend, Cranbrook alumnus Charles Eames, and opened his own practice in Bloomfield Hills in 1950. Among the many buildings for which he is known are the Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC, The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, and the TWA Terminal at Kennedy International Airport in New York. He was the recipient of numerous awards and the subject of many exhibitions.” (via Knoll)
Classic, yet modern and timeless, here are just a few pieces that you can still order for your home (for 15% off).
Yeah, yeah…we’ve probably all heard this phrase before to the point that there are even scholarly papers on the phrase (see: “I read Playboy for the articles”: Justifying and Rationalizing Questionable Preferences). But believe us when we say that there have been really great pieces of writing in the “questionable” magazine.
Such as this (lengthy) article from July 1961 titled “Designs for Living” where the first line reads, “Unfettered by dogma, the creators of contemporary American furniture have a flair for combining functionalism with esthetic enjoyment…”
The article itself is about some of our favorite designers here at Vastu, 5 of which are part of the Knoll Classics Sale that is currently underway.
Click below to read the original Playboy article.
Ready, Set, Go!
“Warren Platner studied architecture at Cornell University. Following his work with legendary designers Raymond Loewy, Eero Saarinen and I. M. Pei, he immersed himself in the creation of steel wire furniture, devising the method and tooling to produce the lounge chair in the line as well. Notable among his residential and commercial projects are the Georg Jensen Design Center and the Windows on the World restaurant in the World Trade Center, both in New York City” (via Knoll)
Visually iconic, Platner really knew how to make his steel wire pieces beautiful!
The Knoll Classics Sale runs through March 4th.
Check out our great window display for the Knoll Classics Sale (Monday, February 27th – Sunday, March 4th).
We’ve filled it full of fantastic pieces from Harry Bertoia. Including the… Read more
Starting Monday, February 27th, you’ll be able to take 15% off classic designs from Knoll.
This includes pieces designed by:
- Harry Bertoia
- Marcel Breuer
- Florence Knoll
- Warren Platner
- Jens Risom
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
- Eero Saarinen
15% Off with The Knoll Classics Sale
Monday, February 27th – Sunday, March 4th, 2012
1829 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
www.VastuDC.com / 202.234.8344
Monday-Saturday, 11am-7pm / Sunday, 12-5pm
The Knoll Classics Sale going on today, March 1st, through Sunday, March 6th!