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Joe Colombo

Joe Colombo: the pioneer of integrated solutions

Joe Colombo‘s futuristic designs ranged from interiors, to a wide range of products and furniture. His innovative ideas were ergonomic and minimalistic and his home-living solutions integrated furniture, lighting, storage and domotics. His Elda chair – one of the most iconic Mid-Century Modern pieces – offers an unprecedented ergonomic flexibility. Bio Joe Colombo (original name …

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George Nelson: ball clock

George Nelson: the father of Mid-Century Modern

George Nelson contributed to the development of Mid-century modern through both his provocative writing and his innovative design. He constantly aimed at providing functional and aesthetic solutions to modern-day living. His iconic pieces span from furniture: Coconut Chair, Marshallow sofa, Typewriter desk, to objects: Ball clock, to lighting: Bubble light. Bio Born on May 29, …

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Characteristics of Mid-Century Modern Design

Organic influences, simple forms, function emphasis, and democratic design are the defining characteristics of Mid-Century Modern design Organic Influence Organic style is the idea of having a fluid setting and living comfortably with nature. The style focuses on fluid lines, natural energy, and natural materials. The overall design should have plenty of greenery, movement, and …

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Pierre Paulin

Pierre Paulin: futuristic sensuality

Pierre Paulin: uncompromising, modern, individualistic, organic, uncertain, minimalist, classical, surprising, disappointed, unpredictable, sensual, enigmatic, free: the adjectives used are numerous and often paradoxical to describe the brilliant, taciturn yet visionary Pierre Paulin. His Orange Slice chair remains one the most iconic mid-century modern pieces of design. Bio Born on July 9, 1927, in Paris, this …

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Jens Risom

Jens Risom: Skandi sensibility softens American rustic

Jens Risom uniquely combined Danish tradition with American modernism yet maintaining a simple, rational design. The “600 series” chairs add an American sense of taste to the Skandi style by using rustic, solid materials. With its gentle lines, his furniture present a concern for functionality complemented by a distinctive, organic element like in the walnut …

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Ernest Race: the designer of British Utility Furniture

Mid-century modern designer Ernest Race was a prominent British textile and furniture designer. Race produced some of the most iconic furniture designs of his generation in a relatively short career like the BA3 Aluminum Chair, the Antelope Chair, DA1 Chair, Springbok Chair. He pioneered many ingenious furniture making techniques in the immediate post-war period and …

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Warren Platner: Lavish Practicality in Mid-Century Modern style

Warren Platner, eclectic American architect and designer of interiors, furniture, lighting, and textile. Identify here his iconic Platner collection: his dining table and chairs, the coffee table, the executive desks and his famous easy chair. His unique design principles brilliantly merge functional features with ornamental elements, a rare mid-century modern combination Bio Warren Platner  was …

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Eero Aarnio: Star Trek meets Andy Warhol

Eero Aarnio: master of Finnish interior design and pioneer of the mid-century modern movement. His distinctive design principles mix pop-art with space-age modernism. His masterpieces are still iconic today: the revolutionary ball chair, the bubble chair, the fiberglass tomato chair, the screw table, and the pastille chair Bio Eero Aarnio was born on July 21, 1932 …

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