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4 Lamps For The Midcentury Aenthusiasts

Lighting is one of the most important aspects of any well-designed room. Using a light at the right height, intensity and tone can make a huge difference in the way a space looks and feels.

Oiva teapot and mug marimekko tableware

Have a Break Like a Scandinavian

We love a good tea or coffee break and here we present a selection of tableware and books that will help you re-create the Scandi Hygge feeling.

Staring a Wall You Can Change the World: George Nelson Docet.

“[Simon & Schuster] had given us advantages, and like any young writers we had spent them and hadn’t done the work…We were well-qualified to write the book, except when we got to the chapter on storage: we simply could not write the required 5.000 words.
This produced frustration of an acute sort.

How the US Courts Thwarted the Mid-Century Design

I can not stop to learn about the Mid-Century Design 🙂
When last week I wrote about the New and Old Molded Plastic Eames Chairs and When the Mid-Century Modern Begun, I pointed out how the designers and the manufacturers invested a lot of time and money in the research and development process in order to find a way to use the post war technologies and new materials for home furnishing scopes.

When the Mid-Century Modern Begun?

“ Mid-Century modern is an architectural, interior and product design form that generally describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture, and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965. “ -Wikipedia-
Few days ago, I had a very nice chat with a friend of mine -he has a great home that I hope to show you soon here ;)- about the Mid-Century Modern design.

Exhibition: The Italian Design from 60s and 70s

Some time ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place in the right moment…but with only my cheap old iphone camera 🙁
The right place was an exhibition about vintage italian design objects and products from the 60s and 70s

Why It is Better by eMail

If you are reading this, we are probably sharing the same interests about Mid Century design and I strongly believe that the Mail List is a great tool to share even more.

Why Mid Century Furniture are Made with Teak and How to Take Care of It – Part 1

Have you ever wondered why almost all the mid century houses -like the Wright’s Palmer House or the one above- are designed using always the some materials? Did the fifties architects and designers lose their inspiration? 😉
No…I did some research and I found out that the use of natural materials as wood, stone and marble stood out the mid century interiors: furniture, floors, walls, ceilings and fittings.

The Best of the Week: Jan 10 – 14, 2011

Here the best of the first week in case you missed something 😉

Thrifting Weekend in Amsterdam
Apartment in Amsterdam, Eclectic Mid-Century Modern
The Best Thrifting Places in Amsterdam – Part 1

Charles and Ray Eames on NBC

As I was thrilled when I watched the Charles Eames’ co-workers  Marilyn and John Neuhart talking about him in: “A close look to one of the greatest designer ever: Charles Eames.”, I had the same feeling watching Charles and Ray Eames in person introducing the Lounge Chair and Ottoman in a 1956 NBC show.

Welcome to Mid Century Home!

As I explained you in A New Home for GoVintage and A New Home for GoVintage #2, GoVintage was moving to a new home…and here we are, welcome to the new GoVintage’s home; Mid Century Home!

How Finn Juhl Influenced the Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Design

Finn Juhl has been one of the most influential Danish designers of the mid century era.

Who Finn Juhl was?
Juhl was born in 1912 and started his career quite young, in 1934, working in the Vilhelm Lauritzen’s architect studio, were he remained for 11 years.

How the Wars Influenced the Mid Century Design?

In this video, a quick explanation of how the technologies used during the World War I and II influenced the works of greatest designers of the 40s and 50s; like Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Florence Knoll and Harry Bertoia.

Mid Century Shopping Guide: 5 Mid Century Furniture.

What do you normally do during the weekend? Shopping! Of course 😉
So…if you need some new furniture for your mid century modern home, here is a list of 5 nice contemporary ones with a mid century inspiration; perfect!

How to DIY Your Own Mid Century Modern Lighting

Lights are very important in a room. I always thought that even if you have an almost empty room, it can still look great with the right lightning.
Vintage chandeliers, desk lamps, wall lamps, floor lamps etc. are probably the easiest things to find in a flea market, in a vintage shop or on eBay auctions but if you want a very nice one from a famous designer you’ll probably see crazy prices around; doesn’t matter if vintage or new!

How to clean your vintage wooden furnitures

At least if you don’t buy your vintage pieces in a fancy shop, you probably find them in some market/dirty and dusty second hand dealer or something similar…but normally dusty.
Often, then, they have had a quite hard life before meeting us and they need some extra attention/renovation to look nice again.