Archive for the ‘9 Roger Tallon Designs’ Category
__SPACER__ As with the design of the train itself, Jacques Cooper seems to have done the original designs. Tallon, however did have a significant input on the interiors, such as this beautiful TGV seat. You seem to be able to buy originals from the site linked to here, however the annoying 'price on application' maybe indicates that the price won't be worth it.
__SPACER__ This is one of my least favorite Tallon designs because it doesn't seem to be able to decide whether its going to be ruthlessly geometric all the way through, giving up with a curvy base. These things fetch more than an original Eames chair, today, (c. $10,000), largely because of their obscurity.
__SPACER__ When Tallon died recently, he was named as the designer of the TGV, which seems to be only part of the truth. The original design being by Jacques Cooper who left TGV manufacturer Alsthom in 1987.<p /><p />Since the Atlantique, the second generation TGV, is a refinement rather than a new direction, I'd be interested in knowing the full story.