Mid-Century Modern Interiors


Room 606 at Jacobsen’s Royal Hotel

“ teal blue & wood ”, recently submitted to our photo group by ooh_food Arne Jacobsen designed the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen and all of the furniture (including the silverware!). ... The chairs pictured here are "Drop" chairs (or Dråben, as Jacobsen would have said in Danish).

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Beverly Arts Center, Chicago

“ A sea of seats ”, recently submitted to our photo group by no way 77

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Motel Room Postcards of the 1950s and '60s

Amid some ill-considered carpets and drapes , the motel interiors pictured in Roadsidepictures’ glorious set of postcards do feature a few bright spots. To wit, clockwise from top left: Saarinen-esque table and chairs bring sophistication to an otherwise banal space; a daring color scheme contrasts warm wood paneling with cool blue; a homey, modern sitting area transforms a motel room into a living room; and simple wall-mounted lighting is a tasteful alternative to bulky bedside lamps.

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Lake Forest House by Jack Viks

“ SAUNDERS RD, Lake Forest, IL - Built: 1960 ” by MidCentArc MidCentury Architecture discovered a listing for this Lake Forest, Illinois house by a Jack Viks, who was apparently a student of Mies Van Der Rohe — a fact made very clear by one glance at the exterior . But it's the interiors are that are really stunning.

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Wood Paneling and Afternoon Sun

afternoon sun 2, recently submitted to our Mid-Century, Modern Group by mondolind

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Communist Charm at the Ostel in Berlin

The modernism of 1960s East Germany is a little different from that of the Danes or the Eames. The communist state spawned a more spartan, utilitarian style, but charming nonetheless....

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McDonald's in London

Arne Jacobsen fast food. Why are Europeans so much classier than Americans? Thanks (again) to Blue Ant Studio for the tip.

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Jordan at Hackesche Hoefe, Berlin

My last spring in Berlin was marked by a discovery that would pale in comparison to my upcoming adventure: moving to Alaska. In May, while wandering the city, I stumbled...

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