Tag Archives: Iconic design

Design classic; Dorothee Becker organiser


Designed in 1969, but still in production by Vitra. This very clever organiser Utensilo. I fit well into any of the era’s that passed after it was designed. Plastic fantastic 70’s, bare 80’s and all the revivals of these since. But it’s timeless and simple design make it fit for any trend or style anyway. And it’s very practical!

Utensilo by Dorothee Becker

Created by Dorothee Becker it comes in three different colours: white, black and red. Try finding one on sites like eBay, but if you fail, there are lots of online shops selling new ones staring at around $250.

Inspired? The Homevoyeurs webshop sells many books about design classics and Vitra. For instance Project Vitra: Sites, Products, Authors, Museum, Collection, Signs from Birkhauser Architecture. The book costs $32.25 and is eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25!

Project Vitra began in 1957 in Birsfelden near Basel with the production of the furniture of Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson. Today Vitra is active and known throughout the world for its products and cultural initiatives, which are evidenced by the Vitra Design Museum, its collections, and the architecture of the firm s own corporate campus. Vitra sees itself first and foremost as a project driven by the desire and determination to design the world.

This ambition is also the driving force behind Project Vitra, which offers an inside look at the firm s collaboration with architects and designers, including Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Alexander Girard, Tibor Kalman, Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando, SANAA, Jasper Morrison, Zaha Hadid, Hella Jongerius, Maarten Van Severen, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Jean Prouvé, Mario Bellini, Antonio Citterio, Alberto Meda, Verner Panton, Herzog and de Meuron, and many others. The copiously illustrated chapters with contributions by Alex Coles, Rolf Fehlbaum, Luis Fernandez-Galiano, Deyan Sudjic, and Alexander von Vegesack tell stories about the places, people, and products connected with Vitra. This overview is rounded off by a history of the firm and a comprehensive glossary.

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Sit on a London bus


The red London Bus is one of London’s principal icons. In particular the archetypal red rear-entrance double-deck Routemaster type is recognised worldwide. This type of bus is now only used on two heritage and touristic routes, but the vehicle will remain one of London’s most iconic symbols.

These great London bus cushions celebrate the icon and make it part of you home; anywhere in the world.

Selfridges London Bus cushion

Selfdridges & Co sell this one at £97.50. It is also available with the London black taxi and Bobby icons.

ASDA London bus cushion

At ASDA, this one is a bit cheaper at £7. I am having a hard time to find online retailers for this item. If anyone can help me I´d greatly appreciate it.

Debenhams London Bus cushion

At Debenhams, this graphic cushion sells for £20.

We Loves Cushions London Bus cushion

Welovecushions.co.uk sell this in their online shop for £24.99.

Ultraluxe.ca London Bus cushion

Canadian webshop Ultraluxe.ca sell this flowery and patchwork-esque cushion for $34,95

Baby-bedding.com.au London Bus cushion

This one at $16,95 with Australian baby website Baby-Bedding.com.au.

4M London Bus cushion

A very hefty $265 for this photo-printed cushion at 4M.

Not enough London transport for you? Check out some of the books on London design in the Homevoyeurs webshop. For instance London Transport Posters; a Century of Art & Design. For sale at $41,32 and eligible for free shipping.

London Transport Posters By David Bownes and Oliver Green