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Isamu Noguchi: tuning into the material

Isamu Noguchi was an eclectic Mid-Century Modern designer: also a sculptor, architect, painter… and always keeping a sensitive relationship with nature and society. The Akari light sculptures, originally developed using traditional Japanese materials in 1951, are still in production today. Bio Born from an American mother and a Japanese father in Los Angeles, California, Noguchi lived …

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George Nelson: the Mid-Century Modern lamp designer

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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George Nakashima: giving the tree a new life

Nakashima’s work was guided by principles of Japanese woodworking, which he combined with Mid-Century Modern and American Shaker design styles. His appreciation for nature led him to emphasize the beauty of every wood burls, knot, and grain like in his series of Conoid tables and chairs. Bio George Katsutoshi Nakashima trained as an architect, receiving …

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Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen: neo-futuristic Mid-Century Modern

A true master of Mid-Century Modern design, Eero Saarinen challenged traditional furniture design principles introducing innovative structural and aesthetic solutions. In his world legs were substituted by pedestals – like in his Tulip chairs – and armchairs by wombs in an exquisite and unique neo-futuristic style. Bio Eero Saarinen, designer then architect, was known for …

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Charles and Ray Eames

Charles & Ray Eames: the most iconic Mid-Century Modern designers

It’s hard to think of anyone who influenced Mid-Century Modern design as much as Charles and Ray Eames. Their work displayed new wood molding techniques as well as new materials like fibreglass developed by the US military . Their Lounge Chair & Ottoman is possibly the most iconic MCM design piece.  Bio Charles was born in …

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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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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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