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The Isamu Noguchi IN50 Coffee Table

The Isamu Noguchi coffee table is the today’s iconic mid century object. I’m lucky to see it every day from real -it’s in the hall of my office- and I can say to know it quite well 🙂
Who Isamu Noguchi was? A Short Biography.

RESOURCES: The Starting Point for Your Mid Century Appetite

Since a while I had the idea to build a page that was a good starting point for the new readers and a specific archive for posts about the iconic objects that made the mid-century design’s history.
Posts like the Aalto’s Savoy vase or the Jacobsen’s Egg chair -to mention a couple of them- were really appreciated by you guys so,..

How To Store in a Mid-Century Manner: The Eames Storage Unit

After the Wire Chair and the Eames Screen, today I want to put the spot on another revolutionary product designed by Charles and Ray Eames: The Eames Storage Unit. Probably one of the most desired mid-century modern furniture by folks like us. 😉
The ESU was born to be a flexible and innovative product, it was the result of different assembled parts available in many combinations and materials.

Who Said That Students’ Houses Have to Be Ugly?

Our lives, that’s what our houses should be about and tell.
When I visit/see a house I try to understand a bit about the story of its owner and not only if it is decorated with nice mid-century furniture or is an architecture masterpiece. That’s why I immediately loved this house!

A Little Known, But Amazing, Eames’ Object

I’m a curious person, I like to ‘investigate’ and learn as much as possible about what I like: especially about Mid-Century design.
Few days ago I was thinking which object should have I choose for the today post. I wanted to write about something that is usually not mentioned within the most famous works of Charles and Ray Eames but that had an interesting story anyway.

The Vase Born From a Restaurant: The Alvar Aalto Savoy Vase

Choosing the right flowers is important, but what about the vase? During the Mid-Century millions of different vases were designed, but probably the most iconic one -since it was born- is the Aalto’s Savoy vase designed in 1936.
The main characteristic of the Scandinavian design is the organic form of furniture and objects and, as I already wrote in

A Contemporary Vintage Apartment in Valencia: Jaime Hayon

Few days ago, in The Best 4 Posts of the Week About Mid-Century and Design, I wrote about the FAVN sofa by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen: an Arne Jacobsen inspired sofa launched last week at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.
Yesterday I was, finally, reading the April issue of Case Da Abitare and, guess the house of who was in there? Jaime Hayon and his wife Nienke!
Considering that the house is in Valencia -where I had a short holiday recently- and that I posted about him last week I thought: it’s a sign! 🙂 I’ve to write about it.

Arne Jacobsen: The Egg Chair

If I think to Mid-Century, I can not avoid to think to the Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair.
Probably one of the most famous chairs ever designed during the Mid-Century, the Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair takes its name from the similarity with a broken eggshell and because of its ‘wrapping’ shape it’s considered the modern version of the Georgian wing armchair.

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.