{"id":1091271360559,"title":"Zim Lines - 1960s iconic \"Abstracta\" modular display","handle":"zim-lines-1960s-iconic-abstracta-modular-display","description":"\u003cp\u003eZim Lines:  An icon of mid-century modern design from the 1960s – an “Abstracta” modular agency display promoting Zim Lines’ transatlantic service.  Made by Displaycraft, this remarkable item even comes in its original carrying case. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTwelve fiberboard panels hang from the 76” by 90” display, made up of metal tubing fitted together with special connectors.  There are enough pieces to make a three-section space frame, although the original display had four sections.  Eleven hanging panels show Zim Lines ships and information in a porthole motif.  The twelve panel is cut out and was meant for photos with customers looking out through the porthole.  Originally Zim Lines included a sailor’s hat for them to wear but that is not included.  The display is from around 1964 when the SHALOM entered service. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDanish architect Poul Cadovius (1911-2011) created the Abstracta modular system in the early 1960s as a minimalist and versatile spaceframe for displays and furniture.  He won many awards for his work.  One judge wrote, “Poul Cadovius’ Abstracta System is, both technically and visually, the minimal construction a space framework should be ... a design so simple and natural that it is almost not a design.  A design classic in the full meaning of the word.” \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe display comes in its original fiberglass carrying case.  The fourteen 24.5” tubes and sixteen 29.5” tubes fit into side compartments while the 23.5” by 28.5” panels fit in the center.  The special metal connectors fit in a lidded compartment along one side.  Attached onto the inside of the case are directions, sketches of possible configurations, and a photo of the original display.  Remarkably, the Abstracta System is still manufactured today and you can order replacement tubing and connectors. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe components are in excellent condition and the case is in good condition with one tear a lid side panel.\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2019-02-26T10:32:50-05:00","created_at":"2019-02-26T10:34:30-05:00","vendor":"FS","type":"- Fittings \u0026 furniture","tags":["- Artwork","- Fittings \u0026 furniture","A to Z: 100s of Ships","Zim Lines"],"price":75000,"price_min":75000,"price_max":75000,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":10244726554671,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"13295","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Zim Lines - 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Zim Lines - 1960s iconic "Abstracta" modular display

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Zim Lines:  An icon of mid-century modern design from the 1960s – an “Abstracta” modular agency display promoting Zim Lines’ transatlantic service.  Made by Displaycraft, this remarkable item even comes in its original carrying case. 

Twelve fiberboard panels hang from the 76” by 90” display, made up of metal tubing fitted together with special connectors.  There are enough pieces to make a three-section space frame, although the original display had four sections.  Eleven hanging panels show Zim Lines ships and information in a porthole motif.  The twelve panel is cut out and was meant for photos with customers looking out through the porthole.  Originally Zim Lines included a sailor’s hat for them to wear but that is not included.  The display is from around 1964 when the SHALOM entered service. 

Danish architect Poul Cadovius (1911-2011) created the Abstracta modular system in the early 1960s as a minimalist and versatile spaceframe for displays and furniture.  He won many awards for his work.  One judge wrote, “Poul Cadovius’ Abstracta System is, both technically and visually, the minimal construction a space framework should be ... a design so simple and natural that it is almost not a design.  A design classic in the full meaning of the word.” 

The display comes in its original fiberglass carrying case.  The fourteen 24.5” tubes and sixteen 29.5” tubes fit into side compartments while the 23.5” by 28.5” panels fit in the center.  The special metal connectors fit in a lidded compartment along one side.  Attached onto the inside of the case are directions, sketches of possible configurations, and a photo of the original display.  Remarkably, the Abstracta System is still manufactured today and you can order replacement tubing and connectors. 

The components are in excellent condition and the case is in good condition with one tear a lid side panel.

$750.00
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