Animal House: When Objects Have Animal's Names

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A zoologist might classify Italian design objects in various ways, distinguishing between species that are capable of flight (the Vespa "Wasp" scooter, the Heron lamp), of living aqueous lives (the Dolphin armchair, the jellyfish-like Medusa lamp), and of existing on terra firma (the Grillo "Cricket" telephone, the mouse-sized Topolino automobile). Alternately, one could catalog these all-but-inanimate objects in terms of the fictional creatures they evoke (the Moby Dick chair, Bruno Munari's Meo Romeo cat). This zoophilic ...

Animal House: When Objects Have Animals' Names 2003, Charta, Milan, Italy

ISBN-13: 9788881584017

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