Tag: Mid-Century Modern Furniture

New and Old Molded Plastic Eames Chairs

We all are Mid-Century fans, isn’t it?
There’s a personal component in our personal mid century craziness because we like the design, but the market stimulates it as well!
I just read, but maybe is an old news for some of you, that Herman Miller introduced new colors for the addictive Eames molded plastic chairs range.

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 Finn Juhl House Tour

I already wrote How FInn Juhl Influenced the Mid Century Modern Design, but yesterday I found out that exists a very well preserved Finn Juhl’s house in Denmark; the one where he lived until his death.
The house is located close to the Ordrupgaard (I’ve no clue of how to pronunce it 😉 ) museum park in Denmark.

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

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.

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!

The Greatest Inspiration For Your Mid Century Modern House, the Aalto’s House-Office

Who Alvar Aalto was?

As many of you already know, Alvar Aalto has been one of the most important Finnish architect and designer of the XX century.
Aalto has been considered the father of the Modernism in Nord Europe.
As Finnish, he was tightly linked with the local tradition and history, as we can see in all his works, using natural materials, warm colours, and undulating lines.