Sunday, 18 January 2009
Watching The Incredibles today I was enthralled by the design of their house. Dr Michael Hill of Sydney's University of Technology has written an essay on the subject, in which he notes "... The design of the house combines a past/future look having a 1950s Modernist style architecture incorporating a simpler and less decorative approach to form with some 1960s concepts of the future in the design of the appliances and the large screen television and a robot toy, 1950s style, modern and abstract art and images and furniture, pastel colours. There is an emphasis on home wares, an area of domestic design that emerged around this time. You can almost smell the Tupperware. It is clean and sanitised. There is what looks like a Jacobsen chair in the living room and Charles Eames style twisted plywood chairs in the dining room."
Download the full article: www.dab.uts.edu.au/research/conferences/imaginary-worlds/a_home_for_ heroes.pdf