Friday, 9 September 2011

Postmodern Furniture

This gorgeous table made from glass, wood, steel and even concrete stays true to it's materials in every way, conforming with the traditions taught at the BAUHAUS in 1920's. The unique, one of a kind creation by Jonah Takagi  presents however a different take on that ideology. Far from refined functional minimalism, this table reminds me of late 80's/early 90's postmodern architecture, (but much nicer). Especially with that round centre column.
Range Life table by Jonah Takagi

It actually reminds me a bit of the clock tower of the city hall erected during my childhood in Mississauga Ontario. Designed by Edward Jones and Michael Kirkland, and completed in 1987, Mississauga city hall adopted the popular postmodern deconstructivist style in the design of the building's clock tower. I always used to wonder when they planned on finishing that part of the building, thinking that perhaps they ran out of money.

Mississaug, Ontario, Canada - city hall 1987

No comments:

Post a Comment