Interviews

 

Who are the people whom so carefully restored and decorated that mid-century house? Who’s the architect that designed the contemporary Modernist retreat that amazed us and what inspires him/her during the design process?

These are only few of the questions we ask ourselves when interviewing the house owners, architects and various professionals you will find in this section of Mid-Century Home.

We scratch the surface a little bit to bring you a different perspective on houses, buildings and people we find interesting and love.

The Gores Pavilion by Architect Landis Gores, is Another New Canaan Treasure

After years of neglect, this small building mid-century building had lost its charm and needed some love.

The New Canaan Historical Society called William D. Earls AIA Architect to bring back to life this unique pool house. Today. the architect tells us about the meticulous work they carried on to bring back this little gem to its original beauty.

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The Iterative Approach to Architecture of Brandon Jorgensen

Architect Brandon Jorgensen wants to have a positive impact on the environment, respecting and enhancing the landscape while creating functional living solutions for his clients.

Today you can read more about his work and how the project for the Oak Knoll house evolved from restoration to an exciting new opportunity, for the architect as well as his clients.

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Lovely Restored Mid-Century Home For Sale in Vancouver

As so often happens, the owners of this mid-century house immediately fell in love with the property.

Now they have decided to sell their beloved mid-century home and have chosen us to help to spread the word. In doing so, they hope to find new owners who will continue to love, maintain and respect this house for years to come.

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Living In A Different Type of Eichler: The Building

Ryan and his wife are the lucky owners of an apartment in one of this Eichler buildings in San Francisco. Initially attracted by its peculiar facade and minimalist look, Ryan tells us how they got to discover, and love, more about their building and Joseph Eichler’s work.

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Mid-Century Design By Judy Smilow

Judy Smilow is the daughter of the prolific and talented Mel Smilow.

Throughout the whole mid-century period, Mel designed, manufactured and sold many iconic pieces under his own brand: Smilow-Thielle.

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The Perfect Tree For a Mid-Century Style Christmas

Modern Christmas Trees was born to celebrate the legacy of Lawrence “Bud” Stoecker, Bliss’ grandfather.

A former engineer of Nasa, Stoecker invented, in 1966, a different christmas tree that enchanted children and grandchildren for decades.

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Robert Blaich: Confessions Of An Industrial Designer

Last week, we shared the first part of the interview with former Vice President of Design and Development at Herman Miller, Robert Blaich.

In the second part of our interview, Mr. Blaich tells us about the industrial design world, and its rules.

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Interview With Robert Blaich: The Herman Miller Golden Age

In addition to many other prestigious roles during his career, Robert Blaich also covered the role of Vice President of Design and Development at Herman Miller for over 20 years.

He certainly understands more than most of us about the beating heart of the furniture businesses.

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