Model behaviour

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Lots of deliciousness here, but what really caught our eye was the sculptural teak rocker (model 97 T/T) designed by Georg Jensen in 1958.

Image:  Red


Thursday, 28 April 2011

In a patriotic turn of events, here's something British.  In common with designs by Ernest Race, The Master's Chair by James Leonard utilises aluminium casting technology developed for aircraft manufacture - modernism of a kind, strongly linked to necessity as many traditional materials were in short supply in the post-war years.

Images/Credits:  Howe, Lawson Park

Tilt, swivel or rock?

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

It's a tough choice, so we'll take one of each.

Take a seat

Saturday, 23 April 2011

We need to get out more, really ....... we're now coveting waiting room seating.  Yes, waiting room seating.  It doesn't matter that the seating in question is a Friso Kramer design - we simply shouldn't be getting all hot and bothered about an oxidised aluminium frame and/or an orange fibreglass shell made for two.  Help!

Images:  Vervlogenjaren

You decide .....

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Love, loathe or over-exposed?

Images:  Vitra

Totally turquoise

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Described on Deconet as a 1950s armchair in Paulin style, its the sensuous curves of this unknown chair, the striking turquoise colourway and the industrial sharpness of its metal frame which, combined, make us go all weak at the knees!

Images:  Deconet

Mid-century magic

Monday, 18 April 2011

Farnley Hey is one of Britain's most celebrated Modern houses designed by the architect Peter Womersley in 1954.  Maintained in remarkably original condition, it is a magnificent example of mid-century modern architecture.  It was one of the first post-war buildings to be Grade II listed, with English Heritage commenting that 'in style Farnley Hey suggests the influence of Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright ...... It typifies the best of the 1950s in its lightness, sense of the picturesque and optimistic stance'.  Inside as well as out, it's been maintained with the same spirit of Modernism as when it was built, with few anachronisms from later decades having been allowed to disturb the contemporary aesthetic.

Credits/Images:  The Modern House, The Guardian

Danish delight

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Just a Danish mid-century modern armchair that caught our eye, in particular those shapely arms.

Images:  Sueno Studio via flickr

Another day

Friday, 15 April 2011

Not so much chairs today as books - well, a book.  And patterns.  Having stumbled across what looks like a super read - Robin and Lucienne Day:  Pioneers in Modern Design by Lesley Jackson - we were quite taken with the book's cover.  Obligatory images of chairs designed by Robin Day sit comfortably above Lucienne Day's Miscellany fabric which dates from 1952.  And because one pattern isn't enough, we've included another, also by Lucienne, entitled Fritillary dating from 1954 - the detail on both is just exquisite.

Images:  Stickers and Stuff

the hole thing

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

More Kosmos by Augusto Bozzi ...... yum!

Images:  Deconet

fancy a fry up?

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

We know three things about this chair:  firstly, its called the 'Fried Egg Chair;  secondly, it was designed Hans Olsen;  and thirdly, we love it!

Image:  Matthew Arnold via flickr

Feeling lucky

Monday, 11 April 2011

Designed by Dutch designer Maarten Baptist, the Lucky Love Chair is constructed of bent and steamed plywood on a black metal frame.  Inspired not only by his Dutch heritage, Baptist also imbued some Scandinavian touches in the back frame as well as Japanese influences seen in the graphical shapes.

Credits/Images:  Trend Hunter, Queen Decorate, Kharismafurniture

Lounging around

Friday, 8 April 2011

Having featured the H57 Lounge Chair and the Outdoor Lounge Chair by Herbert Hirche before, here are a few pleasing images of these chairs, as well as some other designs by Hirche, in situ between 1953 and 1957.

Images: Ewald Gnilka, Foto Kessler, Friedrich Zieker via Style Park

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