Thursday, 6 November 2008

The future that never was

The future as it was seen through the camera lens of 1970s British television . It was not only bright, it was also camp. Camp as a row of tents, in fact. The then creative husband and wife team of Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson of Thunderbirds fame were responsible for both Space:1999 and UFO.


Pierre Paulin's Tounge Chair

de Sede like sofas and chairs


Joe Colombo's Elda Armchair, 1963

Gae Aulenti's Pileo floor lamp, 1972

Now playing: Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime (Same as it ever was)
via FoxyTunes


RJ Gilmour said...

Thanks for the shout-out on your blog...
I really enjoy your approach to design and style...
I'm also a big fan of retro visions of the future, grew up with the Thunderbirds in Britain and had a collection of the Dinky die-cast metal models...
Another great example of the future that never was is Disneyland and Walt Disney World's Tomorrowland...
All the best

Pigtown-Design said...

groovy, baby! some of that furniture is really funky!

Paul Pincus said...

i'm dying over this post : )

the two in the paulin chairs. i'm in love. stephanie beacham! so underrated!!! gae aulenti's pileo floor lamp! perfection.

cheers, hobc!