Diseñador de la semana - Poul Henningsen

Hoy es lunes y toca diseñador. Sigo con mi afición por el diseño escandinavo y soy fan de su ideario, de la búsqueda de la funcionalidad, de disfrutar con el trabajo que haces y de que las cosas bellas pueden enriquecer la vida de las personas.  

Hoy os hablo de Poul Henningsen, 9 de septiembre de 1894, Copenhague, Dinamarca, 31 de enero de 1967, Hillerød, Denmark.

Fue un diseñador danés cuya contribución al diseño más notoria estuvo en el campo de la iluminación, de hecho PH, como se le conoce muchas veces, se identifica con diseño de iluminación (creo que si fuera una entendida diría luminarias, no? Que me corrija alguien que sepa, por favor!) Son famosas su PH-lamp, creada en 1925 o su PH Artichoke. También diseño el piano PH Grand Piano o los Tivoli Gardens en Copenague.

Hi,

Today is Monday and it's Designer of the week day. I love Scandinavian design and I am a great fan of their ideas: functionality, love for the work you are doing, beautiful things can make your life better...

Today I want to talk a bit about Poul Henningsen (9 September 1894 . 31 January 1967, Denmark).

His most valuable contribution to design was in the field of lighting. His PH-lamp, created in 1925, his PH Artichoke are really famous. He also designed PH Grand Piano or Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen.

PH-5 - first picture.

PH-Artichoke - second picture.

Info:

PH pianos

Wikipedia

Danish furniture

Historia del diseño industrial

Danish Design Store

Minä Perhonen -

Have you ever feel disappointed when taking out of the washing machine a lovely clothe you have just bought complete destroyed?

I have felt like that. Lovely pullies I have just wear once and they have been decorated with little chocolate hands. And you know you have lost them. I think this is what Minä Perhonen want to avoid.

This Japanese fashion brand's focus is to create clothes that maintains their allure along time. The lovely finnish name of the brand means Minä = I and Perhonen =  butterfly, with the wish of creating beautiful designs like the butterflies' wings have. The original logo also has a special meaning: "various characters (wich are the dots) within oneself (the rectangle shape)" meaning that the design can be countles as the number of butterflies species is. 

All in this brand inspires beauty, calm, good taste and love for making things good.

And they not only design clothes. They have textil and furniture as well. It has touched me!