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What Is It Wednesday - Week 26

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by marlof, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    This one's shiny, so I think most people will be happy.

    How this is played? Each member gets one guess. The answer will be revealed on the following Tuesday. The first correct guess has the honour of submitting the image for the next challenge. Sometimes there will be more than one thing in the photo or more than one way to accurately describe what the photo represents. The original poster will be the final judge of who is "most correct".

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    What Is It Wednesday - Week 26
    by Marlof Bregonje, on Flickr
     
  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Georg Jensen designed silver jug.
     
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  3. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    That hard, huh?
     
  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    It looks like a cylindrical brushed stainless tube / pipe that's been sliced diagonally at the top, but .... what, and why? No idea.
     
  5. Susan Sande

    Susan Sande SC Veteran

    294
    Aug 3, 2011
    Upper left USA
    Like all the others have been easy??? I'm still stumped!!
     
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  6. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    I hope this sheds some light: it's an object from the seventies, designed by a Fin and produced by a Dutch company.
     
  7. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    lets see .. Finnish Design +Dutch company .. possibly ceramics then

    what a toilet brush holder ?
     
  8. Susan Sande

    Susan Sande SC Veteran

    294
    Aug 3, 2011
    Upper left USA
    Teapot spout
     
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  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I have no clue...... and I've been teasing my wife with it (she LOVES the idea of WIIW).

    I think it's a peppercorn grinder.
     
  10. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    A few more hours and then I'll reveal the mystery. So far, I'll have to draw one of your names from a hat to appoint a winner, since no one is close.
     
  11. Matero

    Matero SC Veteran

    277
    Dec 25, 2014
    Helsinki, Finland
    Oh dear, my wife's gonna kill me if she ever finds out that I didn't get this...
    Can't think of anything produced in Holland from the Finnish designer masters right now, but wild guess, some sort of lamp, because can't point out any chair that this would fit.
     
  12. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

    559
    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    I think we should rename these competitions "What Does Your Partner Think This Is?"

    (Mine's been playing too)

    -R
     
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  13. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    a vase?
     
  14. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    Somehow I knew when I shedded some LIGHT on the subject, someone would pick it up. And seeing the nationality of the designer, it's no surprise that Matero did it again...

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    What Is It Wednesday Week 26 - Solution
    by Marlof Bregonje, on Flickr

    This is the Raak Fuga, a wall lamp / sconce designed by the Finnish architect / industrial designer Maija Liisa Komulainen for the Dutch company Raak. The shape is based on organ pipes.
     
  15. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Oh very cool.
     
  16. Matero

    Matero SC Veteran

    277
    Dec 25, 2014
    Helsinki, Finland
    Whooa! My reputation, and life, sustained :)

    Very nice and interesting. I've never heard of her, I first thought, but it was interesting to quickly browse the story of her career. And then I recognized another lamp of her "Cantharel", which remember seeing. You'll never stop learning, do you.

    I'll think of something and come back!
     
  17. taqtaq

    taqtaq SC Regular

    135
    May 31, 2015
    Espoo, Finland
    Tuukka
    I've heard the name, but wouldn't have been able to tell her profession. Shame on me! Anyway, that's one strange looking lamp. Does that decorate your own wall?
     
  18. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    It must be the long dark winters, but there sure are a lot of beautiful lighting fixtures designed in your part of the world.
     
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  19. Matero

    Matero SC Veteran

    277
    Dec 25, 2014
    Helsinki, Finland
    Luke, I think you're right :)

    I have one treasure on my desk, very beautiful, but starting to also show it years, too. Last time I checked the value, so high I can't even say it. I wouldn't buy that expensive lamp, no way. But this was collected from the dumpster 40 years ago. Luckily it has survived numerous moves and I still got it.
     
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  20. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    I grew up with that lamp, and many other Raak designs, in our house. My father used to work for that company. He was a big design lover, and it wore off. Especially on my brother...
     
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