Furniture & Product Design by Famous Architects

Picture1Ludwig Mies van der Rohe – “Barcelona Chair”

Le Corbusier CollectionLe Corbusier – “The LC4” (a chaise lounge)

Edge of the SeatRem Koolhaas – “Edge of the Seat”

Ball ChairEero Aarnio – “Ball Chair”

Ettore SottsassEttore Sottsass – Art Deco Post-Modernism

Rocking ChaiseFrank Gehry – “Rocking Chaise”

“Mesa” Glass TableZaha Hadid – “Mesa” Glass Table

Paradigm ShiftRem Koolhaas – “Paradigm Shift”

Kettle Tea RexMichael Graves – “Kettle Tea Rex” tea kettle

Paragon Lamp for ArtemideDaniel Libeskind – “Paragon Lamp” for Artemide


Bessemer Converter

A diagram of the Bessemer converter. Air blown through a lance inserted into the molten pig
iron creates aviolent reaction that oxidizes the excess carbon, converting the iron to steel.

The Bessemer process was the first inexpensive industrial process for the mass-production of steel from molten pig iron.
The process is named after its inventor, Henry Bessemer, who took out a patent on the process in 1855.
The process was independently discovered in 1851 by William Kelly.
The process had also been used outside of Europe for hundreds of years, but not on an industrial scale.
The key principle is removal of impurities from the iron by oxidation with air being blown through the molten iron.
The oxidation also raises the temperature of the iron mass and keeps it molten.