Helen Maria Nugent: Classic Contenders - Part Two

Helen Maria Nugent: Classic Contenders - Part Two

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Janel Laban
Aug 27, 2007

Helen Maria Nugent presented a fascinating lecture/slide show at the Apartment Therapy/Hejfina Showroom party last spring. The subject? What makes a classic and which contemporary designs may be considered a classic in the future.

Part One of Ms. Nugent's classic choices and their modern contenders were posted here ; Part Two follows below the jump...Enjoy!

The Classic:

Bubble Lamps by George Nelson for Howard Miller

The Contenders:

Random Light by Bertjan Pot for Moooi

Palm light by Janne Kyttanen for FOC

Omi by Assa Ashuach for Materialise

The Classic:

Le Courbusier LC3 Sofa

The Contenders:

Coupe Sofa by Piero Lissoni for Capellini.

Facett Sofa by the Bouroullec Brothers for Ligne Roset

Repeat Sofa by Hella Jongerious for Maharam

The Classic:

Side Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll

The Contenders:

Chair One by Konstantine Grcic for Magis

Knotted chair by Marcel Wanders for Cappellini

Cross Check chair by Frank Gehry for Knoll

The Classic:

E1027 Side Table by Eileen Gray

The Contenders:

Diana side table series by Konstantine Grcic for ClassiCon

T table by Patricia Urquiola for Kartell

Barbarella side table by Blu Dot

There you go, the list of Classic Contenders is complete...lots of eye candy AND food for thought!

A huge thanks to Helen Maria for sharing her design expertise with all of us at the Spring Design Party!

(Re-edited from a post originally published on 04.20.07)

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