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Barcelona Chair; Mies Van De Rohe 1929

Aesthetics:

  • Dyed black leather - suggests strength, power, importance (Throne/King) as well as connoting comfort and stability
  • Chrome plated mild steel cross legs - the shiny silver colour connotes a modern and innovative design as well as increasing the perceived value.
  • The crossed legs suggest power, stability, sturdiness and power.

Form:

  • Angled seat - suggesting comfort, modern/innovative/new design concept
  • Curved, crossed legs are inviting and powerful, suggesting omnipotence
  • Large seat that could fit more than one person on, again suggesting a large and powerful, throne-like seat.
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Bauhaus: Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair 1926

Aesthetics:

  • Black Leather suggests power, comfort and an increased perceived value 
  • Silver suggests a more expensive product (perceived value) as well as looking modern, futuristic and strong

Form:

  • Rounded corners - suggests safety and a modern design (soft bends)
  • Tilted/angled seat - suggests comfort, posture, something new
  • Curvy structure - looks modern and inviting
  • Minimalistic, lightweight, easy to move around

Other:

  • The leather is dyed black
  • Can't make sharp corners using chrome plated mild steel tubing
  • Function rather than form
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Memphis: Ettore Sottass - Carlton Bookcase 1980's

Aesthetics:

  • Variety of colours suggesting a fun, enjoyable and welcoming product
  • Pastel colours - soft and warm
  • Stone textured veneer on the base of the product to suggest that it is stable and sturdy
  • Veneered MDF (melamine) - improves perceived value

Form:

  • Person on the top - inviting, welcoming, gives human characteristics to the product so the user can bond with it
  • Straight lines, no curves - suggests a modern design. The designer has created the design with the materials he has used, which has limited the design because you cannot curve MDF
  • Symmetrical - power, stable and balanced

Other:

  • Focuses on Form rather than Function
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Mies Van De Rohe: Villa Savoy

Aesthetics:

  • Main structure is white connoting a fresh new and maybe pure design. 
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