As you can see from the gallery above, one of my biggest addiction are Mid…
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.
“ 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.
Marcel Breuer The Hungarian architect and designer Marcel Breuer has been one of the most important…
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
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.
A professional thrifter, like us ;), knows how in bad conditions a vintage wooden piece can be when he stumbles across it in a flea market: spots, cracks and faded areas are quite normal and can ruine a bit the beauty of the finding.
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.
This one is not only a nice, uncluttered, well organized, mid century modern apartment: this…
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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.
I love going for thrift stores in search of new mid century treasures, really do!…
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
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.
What I really like in this mid century modern apartment is the great use of…
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!
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.
Last week I went back to my home town in Italy and, of course, I…
Last one, has been a very interesting thrifting weekend! I went to my favorite flea market in…
This house tour is a little bit more inspiring than usual: double inspiring 😉 The actual…
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.
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!
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!