Eurobad ‘74

Eurobad '74 was some kind of 1974 European interior design exhibition. It showcased rooms such as a kitchen-stable combo, a kitchen-garage combo, and a bathroom seemingly designed by M.C. Escher.

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     Posted By: Alex - Fri Sep 11, 2020
     Category: Design and Designers | 1970s

Those designs weren't just for exhibition, kids. That Escher bathroom looks very much like one in a hotel I stayed at in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France.
Posted by KDP on 09/11/20 at 03:45 PM
Because I definitely want that stable and garage small in my kitchen.
Posted by NRR on 09/12/20 at 03:19 AM
What's with the mirrors for tall people only? One is practically near the ceiling.
Posted by Techs on 09/12/20 at 06:01 AM
"Ceiling mirrors" are what happens when tall men fix mirrors without thinking of the people who will actually use the facility. We had one in our office bathroom, and we had to climb on the bathroom counter to use it. However, the kitchen counters seem to be a good height for a standard 5'4'' woman, and they really thought about the frail old ladies when designing those stairs leading to the bath in the M.C Escher bathroom. Too bad they made them in feces brown wall-to-wall carpeting.
Posted by Yudith on 09/13/20 at 03:08 PM
The wall cabinets seem high, too; both gals are on their toes. Maybe that's so they would be handy when you ride your horse thru the kitchen. (The cabinets, not the gals.)
That bathroom would be a good place to test some C4.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 09/14/20 at 11:59 AM
@Yudith -- The counters seem to be a good height because they're dead, stock standard. Virtually every base cabinet made in a factory is 34.5" tall, making the finished counter about 36" high. That's it, take it or leave it.

It's possible to have on-site labor modify them by lopping up to 1" off the bottom (can't take off too much because of the necessary toe-kick), but that's a considerable cost, and the results are almost always bad.

If you want/need something taller, expect to pay a minimum of four times as much, and six to eight times is more reasonable. Many cabinet shops won't even take an order for taller ones because all their jigs and fixtures are for the standard size.

When building 'furniture' for my workshop (workbenches, layout tables, router cabinet, etc.), I make everything 42" tall because I'm 6'4", and back strain is real. On the very rare occasions when I've built something for someone else, I've always figured out what off-the-shelf components in the closest size would cost and multiplied that figure by twelve to arrive at a quote. Even at that, I always end up working for less than minimum wage. (I'm usually too chicken to keep tabs on what it costs to build my own stuff.)
Posted by Phideaux on 09/15/20 at 01:05 AM
In good European form, the lady is the first pic is topless. I know, it’s a bathroom, but still...
Posted by Brian on 09/15/20 at 09:25 PM
Perhaps that's the reason the mirrors are so high. Otherwise you'd get to see her breasts.
Posted by ges on 09/17/20 at 11:19 PM
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