Monday, September 19, 2016

Designing A Beautiful Sleek Future

Photo Of The Week

Téléavia P111, a portable television set, 1963. This photo is from Roger Tallon’s [born in Paris, France; 1929–2011] archives. A retrospective of Roger Tallon is currently underway at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, in Paris, which looks at the collected work (spanning six decades) of one of industry’s best designers. Tallon appreciated the attributes of form and function while incorporating the aesthetics of beauty—the opposite of, e.g., brutalist architecture that was also prevalent during, and in some cases dominated, this period. Aesthetica writesDesign in Motion is an explorative event that charts over six decades of acclaimed contributions to the world of design, and the intriguing imagination that fuelled them. With industry at the centre of his creations, Tallon created a legacy for himself with new and innovative ways to construct both functional and aesthetically-considered technology. For example, he is perhaps best known for the sleek silhouette of France’s high speed train, Train a Grand Vitesse.” Roger Tallon: Design in Motion runs until January 8, 2017. For more, go to [Musee des Arts Decoratifs].
Photo Credit: © ADAGP, Paris / photo: Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris