Friday, February 10, 2012

Art Deco urinal given streamline Modernist treatment

This stainless steel streamline urinal is a fascinating period design as it incorporates a wonderful repeating arch pattern.  Design is central to our everyday lives and surrounds us everywhere we go, yet it's often taken for granted and often not given a second thought. This urinal highlights the fact that thought and process was applied to every facet of the Modernist design aesthetic. I love the company logo, "Morgans Radiant" of Melbourne; check out the sunbursts at the corners of the logo as well - the style of this logo and urinal  is wonderful and screams 20th Century aesthetic!

1 comment:

  1. Morgans Radiant of Melbourne has great Deco-ish sunbursts at the corners of the logo!

    I am not sure how a urinal works, but you are right... even ordinary, purely functional objects deserve good design.


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