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Danish architect and designer, Bodil Kjær designed The Desk (photo above) in 1959 which has become an icon of popular culture (thanks to James Bond) together with the Cross vase and other of her minimalist designs. Between 1955 and 1963, she developed a series of “ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURE” to solve problems of functional and aesthetic nature. The objects were among others specified by Marcel Breuer and Jose Luis Sert and were in production in USA, Sweden and Denmark. The majority of these furniture, lamps and glass have not been in production for 40 years but are now being relaunched by Carl Hansen & Son, Holmegaard, Karakter Copenhagen, Schwinn, Made a Mano and Illums Bolighus. During last Milan Design Week,  FORM PORTFOLIOS * and the different manufacturers came together at Palazzo Litta in a celebration of Bodil Kjær’s life long work with design and architecture showcasing a great variety of her work to display both indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting and decorative objects in diverse materials such as wood, acrylics, leather and glass. Bodil Kjaer curated the display. Elements of architecture catalog here.  Lire la suite…