Characters by Oscar Ramos.
Here are the original designs …
I am getting prepared for the spring summer outdoor inspirations…
Berga Form is an old company that makes furniture for over 100 years now by 1896.
Time will tell what is timeless design and what is a mayfly.
Viken has become the world’s most copied piece of patio furniture! (it is the last photo with the 4 chairs and the table) According to an estimate done in 1998, Viken had been copied in more than 600 000 cases at that time!!!
The same thing goes for another, even older classic – Björn Hultén’s chair H55 (before the last photo) which he designed for the Helsingborg Exhibition in 1955 – hence the name. More than 55 years have gone by since then, and H55 still feels just as up-to-date. Neither we nor Björn Hultén knew then that this chair would become a classic. Berga Form could…
Photographer: Mikkel Rahr Mortensen
“The Darker Edge of ART NOUVEAU
Berlin based illustrator, Melissa Murillo , better known as “Meyoko” articulate a creative predominance that is a direct line to the darker of Art Nouveau. Executed in edge free hand, with a fountain pen Black China ink and more recently Gold, the artworks by Meyoko are like open doorways to a microcosmic wilderness populated by divine entities and mythical creatures which intermingle and amalgamate to one another until they ultimately resemble, abstract and hybrid worlds partly vegetal – partly animal. Forests made of luxuriant hair are inhabited by tattooed flowers and plants ;by ravens and hummingbirds with strange silky bodies in place of feathers. An organic apotheosis executed with extreme minutia and with a creative sensibility that bites you to the blood ! .
Meyoko fearlessly attempts to dissect the depths of human nature itself and she does it with surgical precision. Her work often incorporates emotions such as melancholia, vulnerability, the fear of abandonment yet she confronts them with dogmas such as utopianism, heroism or humanism to achieve a narrative dialogue of intense poetry.
The recent series “Dreamscapes” are evoking the mechanic of metaphysic. “The Beauty” becomes “The Beast” and vice versa; each engaging in the dizziest of waltz and finally coming together as one singularity. Meyoko currently lives and works in Berlin. The artist plans to present her work in cities like Paris, Venise, New York in the near future.”