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By Constantin Boym

ISBN-10: 3764376783

ISBN-13: 9783764376789

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With his studio, initially at least, Boym operated as an “author designer”, with a small number of assistants and trainees who gave him a helping hand and enabled him to plan and carry out smaller, experimental projects – incidentally, mostly with European firms. The high-class New York shop of the extremely talented Murray Moss had established a niche for itself between very successful and relatively up-market chains of shops such as Crate & Barrel, the supermarket chains Bed, Bath & Beyond and target, which covered furniture and household goods mass consumption in the widest sense.

Ce qui était nouveau, c’était leur légèreté quasi immatérielle et leurs couleurs translucides et aériennes, que l’entreprise changeait à chaque saison. En 1997, le Musée d’art moderne de New York a intégré la série Use It dans sa collection permanente de design. Use It, Kitchen Containers_ 1995, produced by Authentics. One of my studio’s most important collaborations in the 1990s took place with the German company Authentics, known for pioneering products of translucent polypropylene, striking in their thinness, fine texture, and luminous color effects.

Notre première rencontre avec le propriétaire, Hansjerg Maier-Aichen, a eu lieu à Francfort lors de l’exposition Searstyle. Impressionné par notre projet, il nous a proposé de nous pencher sur un autre symbole américain – Tupperware – et de créer une série de récipients en plastique à usage universel. Les objets devaient être simples, très simples. Il fallait leur conférer un certain style pour éviter la connotation bon marché des ustensiles de cuisine et pour qu’ils soient à leur place aussi bien dans une salle de bains que dans une chambre à coucher ou un bureau.

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