Although these tools make our daily lives easier, we sometimes forget them. Here is the story of 50 tools that entered our reality and reflected a certain era and state of mind and were evidence of the development of technologies. Some of them dazzled their contemporaries at their launch, and most still carry the name of their creator today.

Writers Anne-Lise Carlo, Veronique Laurel, Isabel Merrill and Yuana Sultan Rebbeau said in a report published in the French newspaper lemonde that according to art historian Anne Bonnie, we have had a strong relationship with these things since the advent of the Industrial Revolution in the early 20th century, when the public was rushing to exhibitions Housewares appeared in 1923 to discover the new, and they were handmade, so each was unique.

The Magic Mirror

It was invented in the 15th century. It was suspected of possessing magical powers, and it was invented to secretly monitor store customers.

Chocolate bowl

Young designers of the 18th century refresh the old bowl from which the scents of hot chocolate emanate.

The high chair

The highchair is the "new invention" of Michael Thonet in the 19th century. The rounded shapes are aesthetically pleasing to the revolutionary technology of curving wood.


The folding knife with a wooden handle was invented in 1890, and it belongs to the 100 best painted pieces in the world, according to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Director's chair

All filming locations feature this fabric and wood chair, which was created in Tennessee in 1892, before arriving in France with the Habita catalog in the 1970s.

Emmanuelle Chair

In the 19th century it came to resemble the Polynesian throne chair, made of wicker thanks to Sylvia Kristel.

Relax chair

Makes you feel refreshing and relaxing in summer. This foldable bench has become a fine tradition in garden furniture since the 19th century.

Straw cover

In 1925 Jean-Michel Franck, the most prominent designer of the interwar period, invented this piece made entirely of stalks of grain, before Hermes re-improved and remodeled it in 2010.

Mobile table

1927 Irish designer Eileen Gray creates a small, portable table for her elegant villas in Roquebrune.

Comfort seat

In 1928, the trio Le Corbusier, Gennert and Berriand designed a distinctive seat that provided comfort and relaxation, and embodied a new lifestyle.

Seat 60

The tripod stool, invented by Alvaro Aalto in 1933, can also be used as a nightstand or place to arrange small things.

Coffee maker

It was the Italian coffee maker Mocha who revolutionized homemade coffee in 1933. It has sold more than 200 million cans so far.

Metal chair

The 1935 'Tolix' chair, made of simple sheet metal and steel, was a symbol of industrial and popular design for the period between the two world wars.

Anglboise lantern lamp is a British design feature (Shutterstock)

Lantern Angleboise

This lamp was a British design landmark in 1932 and appeared on British Royal Mail stamps.

Ricard jug

Designed by Paul Ricard in 1935 himself, this invention moved from cafés to antique stores.

Vape container

In 1939 Holger Nielsen introduced a design version of vape as a stylish and beautiful waste container, and it has its place in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Seat and toy

Created by Charles and Ray Ames in 1945, this bench is both a toy and decor tool.

Acapilco Chair

In the 1950s, this chair made of plastic wires stretched over a steel body gives you true isolation.

Periard lamp

With its cylindrical, rotating shape and roller blinds, designed in the 1950s, it gives you a real beautiful sight of light reflection.

The Ems Chair

One of the most popular models of chairs ever made in the world is true to the intuition of Charles Ames that he designed in 1950.

Akari lamp

The white rice paper-wrapped ball lamp invented by Isamu Noguchi in 1951 is the world's best-selling pendant lamp.

This lamp with blackened legs transformed Serge Moel from craftsman to creator (Shutterstock)

Lighting with three arms

This floor lamp with metal stems painted black transformed Serge Moyle in 1952 from an artisanal silversmith into an iconic silversmith.

Formi chair

Designed by Arn Jakobsen in 1952, made of 9 chipboard panels, it was the first of its kind to be mass-produced.

Pressure cooker

This distinctive cooker was designed in 1953, and has sold more than 75 million copies so far.

The pressure cooker was designed in 1953 and has sold more than 75 million copies to date (Shutterstock)

Static watch

The funny table clock was the first project of German designer Richard Sapper in 1960, and it brought him to the forefront of the design world.

Arko lamp

Released in 1962 through the films "James Bond" and "Men of Mad" directed by the Castiglione brothers, this lamp has all the benefits of a pendant light without permanent fixation to the ceiling.

Bag come

Appeared in 1962 and known for its pink and white colors, its design has been popular around the world and has enticed fashion designers and creative people alike.

The bistrolo lamp

Designed by Italian architect and designer Guy Aulente in 1965, this lamp is distinguished from other lamps by its different design.

Colbito Chair

Mark Hilde's fluorescent chair that combines human engineering and imagination, appeared in 1967.

S chair

The 1967 Werner Panton chair was the first chair to be made of molded plastic in one piece. It is soft, light, comfortable and beautiful at the same time.

Componibile disc

This colorful plastic cylinder appeared in Italy in 1967, and it can become a bedside table, table or bookcase, and has been used through the ages.

Apollo sofa

1968 Quasar Khan had the idea to make this sofa. And it's inflatable, and a light, bubble-like seat in candy colors has inspired an entire generation of designers.

The fully finished chair

Some prefer this chair, which since 1968 has become an emblem of popular and practical design.

Miami table

The all-in-one table, with its compact seat and floor, was designed by Pierre Bolin in 1968. It wasn't until 2014 in Miami.

Valentine Writing Machine

This light and portable typewriter designed by Ituri Sotzas in 1969 did not achieve the expected success in offices, but it joined the ranks of the largest museums.

Togo sofa

Since its design in 1973, this sofa has become a true icon in the fashion world.

Bailey Library

The library's many shelving cabinets appeared in 1979, of which 60 million copies have been sold so far.

Swatch watch

The Swatch Challenge of 1983 is to combine watchmaking expertise that dates back to the 17th century, with plastic in pop colors. The watch has become a real fashion accessory.

Kettle with whistle designed in 1985 and is considered one of the best-selling tableware in the world (Shutterstock)

Pitcher boiling water

This kettle with whistle is a combination of decorative art and pop art, designed in 1985. It is considered one of the best-selling tableware in the world.


1990 Philip Starck Citrus Juicer. This design is Alcy's bestseller.


1991 This coffee maker inspired by the castle lantern tower built during the reign of François I becomes a classic design at a low price.

Steel locker

The steel bookcase is spiral in shape, designed by Israeli designer Ron Arad in 1993.

Anaj key

Its handle key in the form of a head, designed by Alessandro Mendini in 1994 inspired by pop imaginations.

Fab refrigerator

It is believed to date back to the 1950s with its rounded side. But the refrigerator that Italian Smag made in 1998 isn't really old.

Radio Tejo

Designed by Marc Bartier in 1997, this waterproof radio has become a symbol of French design.

Aluminum chair

The Jasper Morrison chair, designed in 2008, is one of the strongest chairs ever built. It is a small tech gem of silver tubular aluminum.

Vertigo lighting

A beautiful lighted lantern hung with an oversized antenna, designed by Constance Guisset in 2010.

Pasta cooker

This pot is from Patrick Gwen, who introduced changes to the pasta cooker in 2011.

Plum sofa

This sofa is a suitable place for romantic moments, invented by the Porulak brothers in 2011, and it mixes asymmetric lines and shapes.

"Digital Blow Dry"

Thanks to its unique shape and digital drive, the 1916 Dyson hair dryer gave new life to the art of hair care.