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If good design is a balance of aesthetics and utility, the craft peaked in the years between 1945–1970.
This era of modernism hit the design sweet spot: functional beauty. Finding harmony between the natural and the manmade, designers made objects that serve their purpose with organic grace.
This site is a tribute to the mid-century modern movement as both a historical milestone and a living ideal, reflected in today’s best furniture, architecture, and design. Learn more »
Coming soon on MCM is a look back at the studio set of the great Dick Cavett Show. But first, here’s a little teaser. Katharine Hepburn gives us all some advice about the value of a great piece of furniture:
“Yes, well that’s stupid.” I love it.
Also, I didn’t realize you were also the one behind Typographica. Apparently we share the very same two passions.
I love her and I love this clip. Thank you for sharing – a classic! I would have loved to see her home – I think I may have an old LIFE magazine with (one) of her homes in it – must go hunt it down!
Ahhh, I love Katherine Hepburn, and I LOOOOVE furniture! Match made in heaven. Thanks for the video!!! :)
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This site is a tribute to the mid-century modern movement as both a historical milestone and a living ideal, reflected in today’s best furniture, architecture, and design. Read more »
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