Category Archive: Mid Century Modern

Sep 21

Midcentury Modern Furniture Design

mid century chair and buffet

The period between the end of World War II and the early 1960s brought a period of optimism and prosperity to America. John F. Kennedy becomes president, a man flies into space, and it seemed like a time when anything was possible. Gio Ponti and Carlo di Carli added sensuousness to furniture not seen since …

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Jun 22

To The Origins of Mid Century Modern Architecture

Modernist Eichler Homes — the Foster Residence, in the northern San Fernando Valley.

The modern American house, with its interlaced spaces, functional zones and cubic forms, was developed in Europe by Le Corbusier and others, modified in America by the works of the Masters, and transformed into a new idiom through its regionalization. The images of the “American house” were transmitted around the world, making it the modern …

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Jun 22

Mid-Century Furniture Is Modern – Again!

Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair

The era that gave us mass-produced furniture and the opportunity to “experiment” with our decor is making a come-back in the lush set designs of AMC’s hit show, Mad Men. From Pete’s chic apartment to the Draper’s domestic dream home, everyone seems to be buzzing about mid-century modern, and rightly so. With whispers of clothing …

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