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Many homeowners who are crazy about the mid century modern look tend to go all out in the architectural lines of the home (if it is something that they can control). If that is out of the picture, the same homeowners turn their budget onto the furniture, trying to acquire the biggest mid-century modern pieces such as the couch, the table, a couple of ottomans, and so on. Often, lighting is ignored, or left at the very bottom of the list, maybe because most homeowners think that lighting fixtures are quite small, and will not make much of an impact. In this post, we want to correct that misconception. Lighting is important, and there is indeed a mid-century modern style to lighting. Keep on reading to find out how you can give the lighting in your home an authentic mid-century modern feel.

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0 Comments | Posted in Lamps By Jessamine Briones

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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Curtis Jeré

17 Aug 2012 14:48:51

C. Jeré, Artisan House and its awesome sculptural works, have become synonymous with mid-century design and contemporary modernist settings. Similarly, it is known for large-scale, ambitious, gallery-quality works of art.

Brass sculpture by Curtis Jeré, circa 1980s

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0 Comments | Posted in Lamps Sculpture By Karl O'Brien

Warren Platner

6 Jul 2012 16:16:06

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.

Warren Platner (1919-2006)

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0 Comments | Posted in Lamps Desks Coffee Tables Dining Tables Chairs Sofas By Karl O'Brien

Pierre Cardin

29 Jun 2012 09:46:12

Pierre Cardin has been among the five best known Frenchmen in the world since 1960. Born Pietro Cardin to French parents on 7 July, 1922 at San Biagio di Callalta, Venice, he is best known for his avant-garde style and Space-Age designs, preferring geometric shapes and ignoring the constraints of form and surroundings.

Pierre Cardin (1922-????)

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0 Comments | Posted in Lamps Desks Coffee Tables Dining Tables Chairs By Karl O'Brien

Willy Rizzo

18 Jun 2012 09:18:12

Imagination and necessity launched the already successful photographer, Willy Rizzo, 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.

Willy Rizzo (1928-2013)

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0 Comments | Posted in Lamps Desks Coffee Tables Dining Tables Chairs By Karl O'Brien

Elio Martinelli

1 Jun 2012 15:58:56

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.

Elio Martinelli (1921-2004)

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0 Comments | Posted in Lamps By Karl O'Brien

Pierre Cardin Lamps

10 Oct 2011 23:58:37

Part 2 of my Homage to Pierre Cardin is based on the lamps that bear his name. I have one such lamp on my site, it's the coil or spring lamp made by the Laurel lamp company. The lamp is made from a thin sheet of brass coiled into a small spring shape with a milk glass shade that is attached to the brass (this lamp also comes in a chrome finish). The lamp does not have an etched/laser cut name like the furniture, but instead has a sticker with the Pierre Cardin signature on it.

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