In my design history class, my hip British professor would always bring in the DWR catalog and tell us how excited she was. “Product pornography,” she called it as the entire class ooo-ed and aaah-ed over its glossy pages.
I now get daily emails from the company, which I find more exciting some days than others. Today’s newsletter had the subject line “Shapely contours and mid-century playboys.” I cannot help but think it product pornography to the extreme:
1961 Playboy photo featuring left to right–George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarien, Harry Betoia, Charles Eames and Jens Rison
And for those of you who do not know, these are a few of the men that have made sitting functional AND beautiful.