Julbo Reissues Their Timeless Vermont Classic

The French company brings back their classic mountaineering glasses

French eyewear company Julbo began making protective glasses for the crystal-hunters of Chamonix back in 1888 and in 1950 released classic mountaineering glasses, The Vermont. The latter were worn by mountaineers and rockstars at the beginning of climbing’s golden years—with iconic climbers from that era almost always wearing Julbo in summit photos. Since the Vermont, Julbo continued updating their designs and tech for modern-day mountain …

Three Reissued Modernist Lamps

Celebrated mid-century designers' once forgotten luminaires brought back to life

by Adam tch As the year rolls forward many furniture and lightning brands continue to show an interest in reissuing historical design artifacts of decades past. Large or small, most producers comprising the design market now present some form of forgotten or previously discontinued elements of design. To offer an a bit of insight into this process, the following three reissued luminaire designs explore hidden …

Homage to Joe Colombo

Kartell remasters an iconic chair in tribute to one of furniture's most innovative Italian designers

To commemorate the life and work of Joe Colombo, Italian design company Kartell has reissued his iconic 4801 chair. Designed in 1965, the 4801 was the first of 12 objects that Colombo created for Kartell until his premature death in 1971. In conjunction with the new release, Kartell is hosting “Homage to Joe Colombo”, an exhibition at the R20th Century gallery in collaboration with the …