If you're involved with interior design in any way, shape, or form, and you haven't seen this before, you can thank me later for this heads-up.
Because this is a staple in the business of design. And you SHOULD know about it.
When I was younger -- 22 to be exact -- and working in a design firm for the first time, we had this calendar. Everyone who was anyone in architecture had this calendar - if they didn't, they wanted it.
Many years passed before I splurged to get my own, mainly because it's kinda big - 36” x 48” to be exact. But, when I did, I couldn’t wait get it up on the wall. It was sort of like my "I have arrived" moment.
Designed by Massimo Vignelli in 1966...
It’s known as the Stendig Calendar because it was commissioned by Stendig, a furniture company, who produced iconic furniture pieces, such as De Sede's Non-Stop Sofa, or the Andover Chairs. And the calendar has been popular with designers, architects, and design-lovers everywhere.
Each year the calendar sells out. I didn’t order mine in time this year or last.
That's my studio now with the 2011 calendar up. >>>>>>
However, it doesn’t really matter to me.
I don’t use it as a calendar. I don’t look up there to see the date. It’s a European calendar, starting with Monday, so if you’re used to looking at a calendar starting with Sunday, it can be momentarily confusing.
I use it as art.
And it’s my statement, and my reassurance, that I am, indeed, an owner of an interior design studio ;-)
I will, however, be receiving my Stendig calendar on time this year.
I’ve already reserved it. And you can reserve yours too, HERE.
(BTW: I understand it’s also available through Crate and Barrel.)
And, as you'll see below, there are others out there who are just as obsessed with this calendar as I am.