Danish design visionary, Poul Kjærholm developed a style borne from a combination of unshakeable ideals and a heightened sense of form and industrial dimension, which he sought to idealise throughout his work. He is one of the most fondly remembered Danish mid-century furniture design masters.
Referred to as “legendary” and a “pioneer of Swedish glass art”, Vicke Lindstrand’s name has become synonymous with beautiful glassware that is now a sought-after and revered example of Scandinavian mid-century design.Read More
Swedish ceramicist Gunnar Nylund is best known as one of the legendary Rörstrand pottery factory’s most prolific ceramic designers. Europe’s largest stoneware fountain, the ‘Scanisarius’, in Sweden, also bears his name and museums worldwide have scrambled to acquire some of his more rare and monumental pieces.Read More
Architect, interior designer and planner, Warren Platner produced a furniture collection that has proved to be a continuing icon of 1960s Modernism. He is also famed with designing several prominent interiors in New York, including headquarter offices for the Ford Foundation building and the original Windows on the World restaurant, atop the World Trade Centre.Read More
Imagination and necessity launched the already successful photographer, into the world of furniture design. As a photographer of playboys and starlets, he had a ready-made customer base eager to build their living quarters around an ultra-modern Rizzo piece and items that remain as timeless as his images.Read More
This blog post is dedicated to Pierre Cardin and his designs (or at least the ones that bear his name). I am aware of the fact that Monsieur Cardin was famed for being the King of the License, but I am going to overlook this fact and refer to anything that bears his name, or logo, as being a Pierre Cardin product.Read More
Elio Martinelli’s ingenious lights have gone on to become 20th century design icons. As testaments to his enthused vision and refined approach, they boast timeless simplicity and a tangible appreciation for the wide range of materials he utilised. Martinelli’s vintage pieces are sought-after gems for collectors and are constantly inspirational.Read More
A designer-pioneer of the Modern movement, Milo Baughman’s name is well-known within mid-century modern furniture circles, as well as being solidly linked to the ideas that defined his timeless work: simplicity, distinction and enduring appeal.Read More