Friday, April 23, 2010

Oldies But Goodies

These iconic furnishings look just as good as they did then.

Starting in the late 1940s Charles and Ray Eames created furniture that featured revolutionary use of materials and a distinctive shape, making their chairs icons of the period. Eames chairs have become synonymous with a distinct, upscale, and thoroughly urban modern design style that still endures today.

Hans Wegner created this Papa Bear chair in 1951, a testament to his principle of not taking things too seriously. He employed a 'serious playful' approach that still resonates today.
Introduced in 1947, George Nelson's sculptural bubble pendant lamps are instant mid-century modernism icons that still hang around today. 
Furniture designer Mark Goetz wanted furniture that had a "reserved, quiet expression so they're appropriate in a variety of environments." The Goetz sofa, is resembles a 1950s version shown above.
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