You can learn new things from old ones.
Jules Wabbes (1919–1974), who had a penchant for finding new ideas at flea markets, must have had the same thought. It’s no wonder people said that the Belgian architect and furniture designer had a unique eye for shapes and materials. And that is apparent in his countless designs, which still haven’t gone out of fashion even today. A primary example: The chandelier, developed in the 1970s, whose futuristic, floral form is as much at home in a modern bar as in a posh hotel lobby.