Vintage Industrial Design
what i love about the design of physical objects is that it reflects the greater aspirations of the era they were produced in: this collection includes…
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"The WESTCHESTER, a distinctively styled 1955 Cadillac Series 60 Special Sedan. Providing the utmost in passenger comfort and luxury, functional conveniences such as a telephone, a tape recorder and a wide-angle 14-inch television set, believed to be the first such practical installation of its kind, are combined in a built-in unit located in the rear of the front seat."
Josephine Baker on-tour in Sweden leaning on a 1956 Citroën DS
Streamlined train, Gare de Lyon. Paris, 1937 Photo Boris Lipnitzki
Ancient clock in the north transept, of Wells Cathedral (Somerset, England), ca. 1390. It is the second oldest working clock in the world and the oldest clock that still has its original dials. In addition to hours and minutes, the it shows the number of days since a new moon. A group of figures emerge and rotate on the quarter hour - a knight is unhorsed by a lance.