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Poul Kjaerholm: new methodologies, technology, and craftsmanship

Poul Kjaerholm designed versatile furniture pieces that were a perfect mix of new methodologies, technology, and craftsmanship: a distinctive Mid-Century Modern feature displayed in his PK chair series. Kjaerholm also considered steel to be a natural material, which in his own opinion had the same artistic quality of wood. Bio Poul Kjaerholm was one of …

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Kaare Klint

Bio Kaare Jensen Klint was a Danish architect, furniture designer, and an artist. In 1903 he began his apprenticeship as a painter, but he switched to architecture quickly, mainly because of his father, the architect P.V. Jensen-Klint. He started as an apprentice to his father, who had a significant influence on his later work. Style …

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Poul Henningsen

Poul Henningsen: the scientific approach to light diffusion

Within the Mid-Century modern movement, Poul Henningsen was a romantic functionalist. The shape of his PH lamps was not just an end to itself, but based on scientific analysis of light diffusion. In his Artichoke lamp, the aim is to minimize the amount of harsh, direct light by producing a lighter, more reflective light. Bio Poul …

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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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Verner Panton: eccentric, psychedelic, visionary, innovative

How can we write about Verner Panton without thinking of these attributes: eccentric, psychedelic, visionary, innovative? Panton quickly became successful thanks to his Panton Chair: a truly Mid-Century Modern icon. But it’s his particular vision of our environment that will leave us the most beautiful trace of his life’s work. Bio Verner Panton was born …

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Hans Wegner

Hans Wegner: the Danish craftsman who stayed in Denmark

Hans Wegner learnt the art of crafting wood since the age of 13. Wegner’s prolific design embraces functionality and affordability exploiting his deep understanding of this material. His iconic MCM pieces include re-inventions of classics: like the Wishbone chair or the Peacock chair and innovations like the 3-legged Shell chair Bio Hans Wegner, son of …

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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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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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