Quasar Khahn – Inflatable Aerospace

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Quasar Khanh  visionary designer


INFLATABLE STRUCTURES EXHIBITION 1968

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Quasar Khanh


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This experience marks the meeting of the inflatable Quasar.

All these parts are visible in space “Quasar Khanh” reserved for the AEROSPACE Collection and are the subject of a permanent exhibition in the Velvet Gallery. This must-have collection includes : Chesterfield sofa, chaise longue Relax, the chair Saturn, Venus chair, seat Neptune, Satellite pouf, Pluto chair, Apollo chair, the chair in March as well as lamps, poufs and foam sofas.

He learns from it you must not trust appearances and takes a passion for… transparency. He created a range of inflatable furniture. the proposed colors are orange, blue, purple, transparent, yellow, the green, smoked … Engineer, inventor or designer, difficult to know which of these songs best defines Quasar Khanh.

Prolific, the career of this man is littered with theories and masterful inventions. Latest : Quasar has tackled Einstein's theory of relativity most scientifically. Some would say it is a little disturbed… others that it is a bit disturbing. The visible parts to the gallery come from the manufacturer & rsquo; origin in Montreuil, France, in 1968. They are in an exceptional state of conservation, cartons and original plastic bag, restoration kit (manual, tube of glue and patches match the model).

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Quasar Kahnh applies to develop in 1968, the only line of inflatable furniture “AEROSPACE” inspired by the space race, lighthouse theme and major of the golden sixties. This line consists of several models become instant icons of pop culture and will be discussed in 1969 at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris and at the Triennale in Milan.


The Aerospace collection, blue polyvinyl chloride furniture,1968.

Edition originale Photo © Mike jayet for velvet gallery 2010


OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF QUASAR KHANH

PVC Polyvinyl Chloride

Polyvinyl chloride or polyvinyl chloride thermoplastic polymer is a high consumption, amorphous or low-crystalline, generally known under the abbreviation PVC (s & rsquo; English polyvinyl chloride). It is composed of two raw materials : at 57 % salt and 43 % oil. PVC is the only plastic material in common use consist of more than 50 % First existing mineral material aplenty in nature.

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And it is this lightness, this ability to nomadism and transmutation that passionate Constant, Dubuffet, Friedman, Debord, Jorn and all those Michel Ragon had championed and historian.
What's more libertarian than rubber bait tank, NASA radome or Vietnam field hospital ? eh yes ! The first to use the inflatables are US military.
The air has nothing ridiculous. in architecture, concrete represented academicism of the twentieth century and his fireman HLM Version. Confronted with this, in the facts, utopian architecture did not weigh heavy.


deck chair ” RELAX ” translucent polyvinyl chloride 1968

Photo © Mike jayet for the Velvet Galerie 2010.

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La Collection Aerospace, blue polyvinyl chloride furniture,1968.

First edition Photo © Mike jayet for the Velvet Galerie 2010.

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deck chair ” RELAX ” , translucent polyvinyl chloride 1968.

Edition originale , label and restoration kit

Photo © Mike Jayet for the Velvet gallery 2010.

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These parts & rsquo; time, unique in the world, from parts manufactured in the factories of Montreuil and miraculously preserved up & rsquo; to this day in their d & rsquo paperboard; origin for the majority. This set of colorful furniture translucent polyvinylchloride, is due to its diversity of colors and its state of preservation, unexpected testimony and vibrant talent Quasar khanh.

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modular sofa “Apollo ” polyvinylchloride and plastic rings and metal , 1968

Photo : Velvet Galerie

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Armchair “Satellite” Translucent polyvinyl chloride ,1968 , original edition

Photo © Mike jayet for the Velvet Galerie 2010.

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Armchair “Chester” , orange translucent polyvinyl chloride 1968 , original edition – label and restoration kit

photos: Benoit Ramognino

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Armchair d & rsquo; child “SATELLITE JUNIOR” , orange translucent polyvinyl chloride,1968 , original edition , label and restoration kit

Photo © Mike jayet for velvet gallery 2010

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Couch “CHESTERFIELD” , yellow translucent polyvinylchloride ,1968 , original edition , label and restoration kit Photo © Mike jayet for velvet gallery 2010.

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Fireside “APOLLO ” , brown translucent polyvinyl chloride ,1968 , original edition , label and restoration kit Photo © Mike jayet for velvet gallery 2010.

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Couch “chesterfield” , purple translucent vinyl chloride ,1968 , original edition , label and restoration kit Photo © Mike jayet for velvet gallery 2010.

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Couch “Apollo” Smoked Translucent Polyvinyl Chloride,1968 , original edition , label and restoration kit Photo © Mike jayet for velvet gallery 2010.

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Couch “Apollo” , smoked translucent vinyl chloride,1968 , original edition , label and restoration kit Photo © Mike jayet for velvet gallery 2010.

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“lamp” translucent polyvinyl chloride ,1968 , original edition Photo © Mike jayet for velvet gallery 2010

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Armchair d & rsquo; child “Pluto” , orange translucent polyvinyl chloride ,1968 Photo © Mike jayet for velvet gallery 2010

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Armchair d & rsquo; child “SATELLITE JUNIOR” , translucent blue vinyl chloride ,1968 , original edition , label and restoration kit.

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“Pouf” , smoked translucent vinyl chloride ,1968 , original edition Photo © Mike jayet for velvet gallery 2010

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“Pouf” translucent polyvinyl chloride 1968 original edition Photo © Mike jayet for velvet gallery 2010.

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modular sofa “Apollo ” polyvinylchloride and plastic rings and metal, 1968 Photo Velvet galerie.

Armchair d & rsquo; child “SATELLITE JUNIOR” , translucent polyvinyl chloride,1968 , original edition Photo © Mike Jayet for velvet gallery 2010

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Creations by Quasar Khanh were on display during the retrospective at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris “Mobiboom” devoted to the explosion of design in France and furniture 1945-1975 and are in the permanent collection at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Photo Mick Jayet for Velvet gallery 2010.


Zanotta, inflatable chair by DePas, D’Urbino Lomazzi

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Jane Birkin


Mireille Darc

(1970) Mireille Darc driving a CUBE QUASAR UNIPOWER car
in the Film of Annie Girardot in ” She doesn't drink, she doesn't smoke, she doesn't flirt ” but she causes !


The “Quasar-Unipower” is a car-shaped cube produced in limited series between 1967 and 1968 by Unipower England. C & rsquo; is the only square of the car & rsquo; history & rsquo; automobile with 6 sliding glass doors, that allow up or down n & rsquo; any side.

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Khanhs on a cruise in their family Cube.

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Designed in the late 60 by designating the Vietnamese Nguyen Manh Khanh of French, more known as Quasar Khanh, this “Town Car”, is provided with unique characteristics make it practical : compact (1,80m x 1,70m environ) increased maneuverability (turning circle : 5,49m) easy access (6 Front and side sliding doors) spaciousness (five seats) perfect visibility from all sides Its mechanical borrows many elements to the Austin-Morris Mini and in particular motor 1100 cm³ mounted transversely at the rear under the seat. To perfect its urban character, it is equipped with an automatic transmission.

Fabrice Peltier

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Virginia Maneval

I am the daughter of Jean Benjamin Maneval, famous urban architect who notably created the Bulle Six Coques, a plastic house from the pop years. You can also find me on my Facebook page Bubblemania.fr or on my page La Bulle Six Coques by Jean Benjamin Maneval.

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