Peace The Forks Out
needs to build me a home with Verner Panton’s Visiona 2 crazysexycool 70s-licious rainbow padding!!!
From the end of the Sixties to the mid-Seventies the chemical company Bayer rented a pleasure boat during every Cologne furniture fair and had it transformed into a temporary showroom by a well-known contemporary designer. The main aim was to promote various synthetics products in connection with home furnishings. Verner Panton was commissioned no less than twice to design this exhibition, entitled ‘Visiona’. The 1970 ‘Visona 2′ exhibition showed the Fantasy Landscape which was created in this environment. The resulting room installation consisting of vibrant colours and organic forms is one of the principal highlights of Panton’s work. In terms of design history this installation is regarded as one of the major spatial designs of the second half of the twentieth century.
The creative fireworks which Panton lit with his studio within a preparation time of only a few months for ‘Visiona 2′ is expressed not only in the highly diversified room designs in the exhibition ship, but also in the wide range of furniture, lighting, wall coverings and textiles developed specially for this presentation. Some of these were adapted and went into series production later
dude, you all know that Saul Bass was the fcuking man, herspecially when it came to movie posters, title sequences, and logo design, but did you know that he also dabbled in filmmaking??? he released one full length feature that bombed, and 5 shorts, one an Oscar winner – Why Man Creates [WATCH!], and two others that were nominated by the Academy as well!
I was lucky enuff to catch a rare screening of 4 of them shorts, thanks to Lincoln Center, and in particular his little seen/known short from 1984 – Quest (it doesn’t even have a wiki page!). Shiz was based off of a Ray Bradbury short story, and was about a society of people stuck on some planet where they live their entire life over a span of 8 days, but are trying to live longer than that(!!!). Shiz was truly incredible, both visually and emotionally! It was like watching The Neverending Story meets Tron meeting Return of The Jedi meets that 1984 Apple commercial meets like a zillion of those creepy cool 70s/80s sci-fi book covers!!
SAUL FCUKING BASS + BAD FUTURE = MY TOTAL JAMMY JAM, YO!!!