Mid-Century Modern Objects

24.12.09

Flickr Pick of the Week: Vintage Bavarian Sign

Prof. Michael Stoll writes: This signage from the ’60s I got from eBay a few years ago. It’s 2.60m wide and 0.5m tall. “Medicus” is the name of an orthopedic...

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23.12.09

Tandem Seat and Table Unit by Jens Risom

This Jens Risom piece from Lookmodern is the kind of thing that would never be made today. Why have seat/table combinations disappeared? The angled magazine holder is a nice touch.

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22.12.09

Quetza Bookcase by Pirwi

Designed by the NEL collective and manufactured by avant-garde Mexico City-based design firm Pirwi, the Quetza is a bookshelf that roughly resembles the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl, who was shaped after...

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20.12.09

George Nelson Table Clocks

Everyone knows George Nelson’s whimsical wall clocks, but not until I ran into Wright’s latest auction did I realize how many models he made for the desktop. Creating a clock...

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04.12.09

Plycraft Eames-style Recliner with Built-in Footrest

Speaking of Plycraft’s take on the Eames lounge, here’s one I’ve never seen before: a recliner with a built-in footrest. Many Plycraft lounges have the ability to do something an...

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04.12.09

Tuftless Lounge Chair by George Mulhauser for Plycraft

Plycraft is known for producing the most common mimicry of the famous Eames Lounge, but Über Modern has a less common version of Mulhauser’s lounge chair without tufting buttons and...

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01.12.09

New Dieter Rams Interviews with Gestalten and Design Museum

Once known only to the closest followers of product design history, Dieter Rams is now becoming a mainstream hero of modernism. His work was included last year in an exhibition...

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29.11.09

Løvig “Flip Flop” Desk

We’ve covered this desk before (attributed to Jens Quistgaard) but not until I saw the images attached to this SoHo Treasures listing did I realize the back section folds down...

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21.11.09

Investing in Melamine

Flickr group member brum b pulled in quite the harvest from the Utrecht Collectors Fair.

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17.11.09

Ceramic Planter by Lars Knudsen

This may be the greatest planter ever created. Praise be to Danish ceramicist Lars Knudsen for having the guts to fill the cranium of a powdered wig gentlemen with flowers....

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10.11.09

Swiss Plywood Dining Set

New on Bond & Bowery this week is a unique, unmarked dining table and chairs from Switzerland. I’ve never seen chairs quite like these, a graceful bent ply with dowel...

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09.11.09

Cees Braakman at Two Columbia Road

Londoners are lucky. They have access to one of my favorite little shops in the world: Two Columbia Road. And today is the time to go visit. The friendly fellows...

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