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To us, any excuse to go shopping is a good one, and if we’re talking about shopping for mid-century modern pieces, then we are so there. However, we don’t always have the cash or the time to indulge in the activity. This is why we’re always down for a few smart shopping tips, as we’re sure you are too. Keep our little pieces of advice in mind the next time you go on a mid-century modern shopping trip!




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0 Comments | Posted in Sofas By Jessamine Briones

Today, we thought it would be a good idea to address a question that we frequently get. From the feedback that we get on a daily basis, it seems that a lot of people are very interested in the world of mid century modern design. However, they have trouble translating their interest into something more concrete, especially as the idea of decking out a space with strong mid century design elements seem intimidating, and possibly pricey. In this post, we hope to offer possible solutions to this very common mid century modern design dilemma.

 

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0 Comments | Posted in Sofas By Jessamine Briones

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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0 Comments | Posted in Desks Coffee Tables Dining Tables Chairs Sofas Biography By Killian Mc Nulty

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

Danish designers Peter Hvidt (1916-1986) and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen (1907-1993) worked together between 1944 and 1975, founding the firm Hvidt & Mølgaard, which still exists to this day.During their collaborative years, they developed pioneering furniture sets and embarked on architectural projects which still define Scandinavian furniture stylings and Nordic design know-how into the present day.

Peter Hvidt (1916-1986) and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen (1907-1993)

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

Adrian Pearsall

7 Dec 2012 11:10:39

Recent years have seen a heightened interest in the life and works of Adrian Pearsall, a seemingly little-known mid-century modern furniture designer, enthusiastic yachtsman and philanthropist. Pearsall’s catalogue of work is extensive, and as he allowed time for custom work that was shipped worldwide, constructing a complete list of all of his truly inspired designs is almost impossible.

Adrian Pearsall (1925-2011)

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0 Comments | Posted in Chairs Sofas By Karl O'Brien

Børge Mogensen

2 Aug 2012 14:48:09

Børge Mogensen is remembered as one of the most important among a generation of visionary furniture designers who helped further the now-renowned concept of Danish design internationally. Alongside colleagues such as Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner, Mogensen nurtured international respect for Danish furniture craftsmanship, and his simple and functional designs have enjoyed worldwide demand for more than half a century.

Børge Mogensen (1914-1972)

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0 Comments | Posted in Desks Coffee Tables Dining Tables Chairs Sofas 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

Milo Baughman

15 May 2012 09:34:59

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.

Milo Baughman (1923-2003)

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

Buying Vintage

10 Aug 2011 01:00:00

I'm going to go back over a few pieces I've sold during the last two years and hopefully give some form of insight into why I bought them and why I feel they will remain valuable over the coming the years and therefore avoid becoming landfill. My method for buying is based on whether or not I love the piece, I get an immediate and strong reaction to the pieces I buy and I envision how they would look in potential different settings. I obviously have some favorite designers like Milo Baughman and Willy Rizzo so I try to buy pieces by them but Im always coming across new designers and manufacturers that make interesting pieces.

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0 Comments | Posted in Dining Tables Chairs Sofas By Killian Mc Nulty

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