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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 on 10 Mar 2014 04:50:28

 

 

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It is difficult to classify as to what artistic field Harry Bertoia actually belongs in. The man was equally successful as a furniture designer and a sculptor. Today, we want to share with you the highlights of Harry Bertoia’s life, and help you understand why he is considered one of the greatest artists of the mid-century modern movement.


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0 Comments | Posted in Biography By Jessamine Briones on 3 Mar 2014 11:41:32

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Are you a fan of mid-century modern design? If you are, then some of your time must have already been spent looking at different stores (whether in real life or online) that carry mid-century modern things. And while you may have walked away inspired, you may have also realized one thing- that oftentimes, these items do not come for cheap. The fact of the matter is, there is a reason behind that- mid-century modern pieces, authentic ones anyway, are considered antiques, as some of them are about 50 to 70 years old. This is why these pieces are priced this way. Of course, now that we are talking about price, we have to touch on your own  budget. If you’re working with a limited budget, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you can kiss your mid-century modern dreams goodbye. There are ways for you to get the look and feel without breaking the bank. We’ll show you a few tips:


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0 Comments | Posted in Fine Art By Jessamine Briones on 24 Feb 2014 03:28:37

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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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0 Comments | Posted in Chairs By Jessamine Briones on 17 Feb 2014 00:07:55

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Mid-century modern design screams streamlined and sophisticated. Despite the style being all that, there is really no reason why you can’t take it to unexpected rooms in your home, such as your kid’s rooms! Kids rooms don’t have to scream babyish all the time. One of the perks of incorporating mid-century modern design into children’s rooms is that the rooms grow with your children, saving you some money in the long-run, as you won’t need to completely redecorate. If you’ve always wanted to transform your kid’s rooms and inject some mid-century modern flair, we’ll show you how to get started with these easy tips!

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0 Comments | Posted in Clocks By Jessamine Briones on 9 Feb 2014 23:57:33

 

Certain designers take inspiration from certain objects. For Czech designer Hans Von Klier, it was the love of computers and machinery that really encouraged him to come up with his best work. Learn more about the designer by reading up on him:

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0 Comments | Posted in Biography By Jessamine Briones on 28 Jan 2014 09:01:40

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When one thinks of mid-century modern designers, the most famous names that come up are always Charles and Ray Eames. However, the pair weren’t the only cornerstones for the growth and development of this movement. Alongside them is the man we are featuring today- George Nelson. George Nelson also has the honor of being one of the founding fathers of American Modernism. Today, we highlight his life and his work.

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0 Comments | Posted in Biography By Jessamine Briones on 13 Jan 2014 01:41:02

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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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0 Comments | Posted in Chairs By Jessamine Briones on 6 Jan 2014 03:56:37

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Mid-century modern design is more than just furniture. This is why we take the time to feature architects, interior decorators, and other movers and shakers of the period into the mix. Today’s feature is an interesting one because he is not the usual furniture designer. Carl Harry Stalhane made his mark in mid-century modern design, but he did it through pottery and ceramic work. Today, learn more about this Swedish Potter and his work.

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0 Comments | Posted in Biography By Jessamine Briones on 16 Dec 2013 04:13:02

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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 on 12 Dec 2013 03:00:37

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