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There have been many Danish designers that have made their mark in the world of mid century modern design. Among all of the designers, many argue that none have been as influential as Hans J. Wegner. Widely known as the man who led 20th century furniture design into what it currently is known for, Hans J Wegner is an icon and a legend. Today, we take closer inspection on his contributions to the world of design and furniture.


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dux

 

Sometimes, when two cultures come together, they end up producing beautiful things. Take for example, a number of fusion restaurants that offer the best of both worlds. The design world is of course, no exempted from this. Furniture designers who have multiple influences can come up with the most interesting and successful pieces. Folke Ohlsson is one such example. This furniture designer has successfully married Swedish and American influences into his work. Today, we find out more about his life.

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real or fake

The mid-century modern movement produced some of the most distinctive and iconic pieces of furniture. Suddenly, a chair just wasn’t a chair anymore. There were pieces that had distinguishing marks that really identified them to their respective designers.

 

As the mid-century modern movement got bigger, it became pretty obvious that there were certain pieces that were coveted more than others. So much so that it wasn’t long before fakes, copies and counterfeits surfaced. Collectors of genuine mid-century modern pieces were then presented with a new challenge- How do they tell real from fake? 

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platner

There were many furniture designers who made it big during the heyday of mid century modern design, which was around the 1960s to the 1970s. Many of these designers boasted of personalities as wild, crazy and distinct as the furniture that they created. However, Warren Platner proved to be different from these personalities, as he was known to be far less flamboyant, and actually, very quiet. This was a far cry from the most iconic furniture pieces that he came up with. If you have a few minutes, we invite you to take the opportunity to know the man behind the steel wire furniture of the sixties.

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Sigurd Resell

18 Nov 2013 03:35:28

Sigured Resell

 

If you’re always looking for furniture that is extremely comfortable, but is at the same time, extremely impactful, then it will be hard to go wrong with an authentic Sigurd Resell piece. The Norwegian designer’s life continues to be celebrated with the many creations that he left the world to enjoy. Here is a little something about him.

 

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Charles and Ray Eames

19 Apr 2013 11:19:23

Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames were a powerhouse design team that made an extraordinary, lasting impression on the fields of modern architecture and furniture. Also working in the fields of industrial and graphic design, as well as fine art and film, it seems a conversation about mid-century design cannot realistically omit the Eames and their continuously influential vision.

Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames

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Greta M. Grossman

2 Apr 2013 16:59:00

In an era when women were often seen and not heard, let alone noted for design talents, Greta Magnusson Grossman (1906-1999) sustained an inexhaustible forty-year career on two continents, Europe and North America, enjoying achievements in industrial design, interior design and architecture before dropping off the design radar in the 1960s.

Greta Magnusson Grossman (1906-1999)

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Niels O. Møller

14 Mar 2013 10:25:35

Best known for his elegant furniture in teak and rosewood, Danish designer and cabinetmaker Niels O. Møller (1920-1982) is one of the strongest representatives for Danish post-war furniture design, operating during a time with high demands on materials and craft skills.

Niels O. Møller (1920-1982)

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Jens Risom

7 Mar 2013 09:32:35

Jens Risom is considered an exemplar of mid-century modern design and is credited with being one of the first designers to introduce Scandinavian craftsmanship to the post-war United States.

Jens Risom (1916-????)

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Hans J. Wegner

26 Feb 2013 16:07:51

Hans J. Wegner (April 2, 1914 - January 26, 2007) was a world renowned Danish furniture designer. His high-quality and focused work, coupled with strenuous efforts from several of his manufacturers, contributed to the international popularity of mid-century Danish design.

Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) 

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