Some time ago I bought a book by the title of Pink Up Your Life!: The World of Pink Design. Although I am not a great fan of this colour I fell for the design of the book.

So this article is about the combination of classic design and pink.

1919. A lady made of (pink) Steel.

In 1919 the iconic – and probably revolutionary at the time – stand mixer Kitchen Aid was born. If only I took a little of pride in my housewife skills I am sure I would own one. Well, I rather spend a fortune for a posh and stylish espresso machine.

However, if you think of 1919 what sort of colours would you associate with it? I thought of black, white and maybe grey or beige. As it seems I am totally wrong. It was and is to this day available in light pink. I guess it makes household chores sweeter.

1919. A fast car.

Bentley Motors Limited was founded by W. O. Bentley in 1919 in Cricklewood, North London. The founder himself was a keen race driver and the brand became known by winning the 24 Hours of Lemans several times between 1924 and 1930.

Cars at that time were typically black and the British racing cars were of course British racing green. Classic cars can also be white, silver or beige.

But in 2009 Mansory Design & Holding designed this:

The bad news is that such cars actually exist. The model is called «Mansory Vitesse Rosé». The good part: they are limited edition.

1955: The Ant.

Arne Jacobsen designed “the ant” also known as the “series 7” in 1955. The chair that was originally meant for a cantina became a classic and secured him a “seat” in the first class designer lounge.

As far as I can see it was available in a variety of colours. However, for the 60st anniversary of the design two new models were developed.

One in dark blue. The other one in pale pink. With a twist. The legs are 24 carat gold plated.

Pink For Everyone?

It seems to me that pink polarises more than any other colour. It is seen as playful or shocking. If you see the world through pink glasses you are considered non-realistic and if you wear it as a ribbon you fight against breast cancer. The colour I wear most is black and I have to admit that I cannot keep up with this.


The images are either from the free portal or scanned from the book mentioned above.

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