Dramatically perched above Sheffield city centre, the Brutalist mass of the Park Hill Estate still remains a pervasive presence over the city. In 1961, when the first residents moved in, this was the most ambitious public housing project in post-war Britain.
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The success of Finnish design brand Marimekko has continued since the company was founded in 1951. And there’s no wonder why. Marimekko’s prints ooze bold colour and playful lines that evoke feelings of comfort and happiness.
I have marvelled at the Waterstones flagship store on Piccadilly countless times, unawares of the architect, Joseph Emberton, who designed it.
One of the great Scandinavian Modernist designers, Tapio Wirkkala was driven by a deep love of Finnish flora and fauna, using this in his glassware designs.
Although Irish Modern design was slow to take hold, Dublin furniture designer Brendan Dunne created a new Modernist aesthetic in the 1950s.