Television P111/Cryptogramme Stools

Roger Tallon

As Modern Magazine notes, Tallon is credited as one of the seminal influencers in bringing American-type industrial and product design to post-war Europe – and these two products demonstrate the acute playfulness of his work in conjunction with strong geometric sensibilities. The Television P111 was put on market after strong opposition from General Electric’s board, only to find critical and commercial success and later develop a strong cult following attributed to its period case design and quirks. The Cryptogramme design that was to follow (to complement a restaurant interior within Paris’s Grand Palais that was never realised) took curvilinear cues from his product design work and later saw a limited production run only to be recently re-released by pioneering French design store Sentou.

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