domus in the early fifties

"Mario Tedeschi bookcase and surreal photo"

Mario Tedeschi bookcase with a nice surreal photographic tableau

For an enlightening diversion of mid century eye candy, I highly recommend exploring the range of incredible design that was given to the world by Gio Ponti’s Domus magazine of Italy during that time. A few years ago Taschen reprinted excerpts from the magazine’s run from 1928 to 1999.

The pictures here are all of Italian designers’ work, but the magazine would feature current design from around the world including the U.S., Scandinavia and the rest of Europe and Japan.

view of the sea from the proposed San Remo condo designed by Carlo Mollino and Mario Roggero

view of the sea from the proposed San Remo condo designed by Carlo Mollino and Mario Roggero

Roberto Mango floor light for Heifetz Co. and MOMA lighting competition

Roberto Mango floor light for Heifetz Co. and MOMA lighting competition

Carlo Mollino chair for the Casa Orengo in Turin

Carlo Mollino chair for the Casa Orengo in Turin

lounge chair by Carlo Mollino

lounge chair by Carlo Mollino

an installation by Erberto Carboni for the Montecatini pavilion at the 1952 Milan trade fair

an installation by Erberto Carboni for the Montecatini pavilion at the 1952 Milan trade fair

rod and ball mobile sculpture by Ettore Sottsass Jr.

rod and ball mobile sculpture by Ettore Sottsass Jr.

brass and plexiglas bowl by Sottsass

brass and plexiglas bowl by Sottsass

Murano glassware by Vinicio Vianello

Murano glassware by Vinicio Vianello

Olivetti showroom in New York

Olivetti showroom in New York

Gino Sarfatti hanging light – model 2072 for Arteluce

chaise designed for mass production by Gregotti, Meneghetti and Stoppino

chaise designed for mass production by Gregotti, Meneghetti and Stoppino

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