I’m on a documentary kick these days so Mid Century spotting hasn’t really been a priority, hence my slacker posting style. I can’t blame it on being A.D.D, the simplest explanation is that there is only 24 hours in a day and I am quite obsessive with certain tasks and other things end up becoming neglected. It’s a really good thing I don’t have a pet, yet It’s surprising I have thriving house plants.
With Mr. Sassoon recently passing away this past May, I watched Vidal Sassoon, The Movie. I find successful artist to be fascinating beings and have recently come to terms with understanding how to separate an artist and his art. I didn’t always think in those terms. I think it’s easy to fall in love with the idea of someone without looking at the reality of who they are versus what they do.
Anyhooo, there’s a lovely bit about Mary Quant in the movie and while they discuss each other’s influences on each other, Vico Magistretti’s Carimate Chairs are in Mary’s office. Originally commissioned for the Italian Carimate Golf Club in the late 1950′s, these were produced in the 1960′s by Cassina and then eventually made by De Padova. They are no longer being produced, but will come up randomly on ebay and other auction sites.