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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 »
Norwegian collector and crafter Janne Bråthen beautifully compiled nine leaf patterns typical of mid-century modern design. See also her fantastic christmas cards.
Thanks so much!
People from different countries see the same leaves in different ways.
Thank you so much for this website! I have just stumbled upon it, and you share my two passions.. mid-cent mod design, and typography (although I just thought I had a love of fonts and text.. the play between letters and numbers of different types). I am thrilled to have found you, thanks so much for a beautiful and informative site!
Just thought you’d enjoy this post: http://design-mind.blogspot.com/2008/03/sculptural-design-of-paul-evans.html
Is there a place or site that I could purchase this collection of photos as art? Flcker?
Hi Rita. Follow the link to Janne’s site and contact her about a print.
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