I recently went to Africa and in my travels I found a similar mask to this one. I love to collect masks and discover their history and I always wonder what they were used for. I'm guessing some of the earliest bank robberies.
Jean-Michel Frank liked to mix surface textures—an aesthetic he conveyed to Eyre de Lanux—such as the use of shagreen (sharkskin) for this desk while other pieces from the same commission were covered in straw, leather, and parchment.
This poster converts the presidential residence into the grin of a skull.
The BeoCom Copenhagen telephone came in a variety of color combinations, all using color to divide the keys into groups so the user could quickly and easily find the needed buttons. By 1992, the colored keys were replaced by simple, black keys.
Castiglioni creates a striking, modular stereo system that is based on the pure geometry of a perfect cube and can be combined in multiple configurations. The wheeled base provides an element of portability, while the graphic patterns of the speaker grilles and sound controls provide a bold, modern visual statement.