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I recently came across an article discussing mid-century modern furniture and it’s relevancy today.  I excitedly clicked the link, hoping to see some designs that often get overlooked. 

As I started to scroll down, the usual suspects all flowed past my eyes . My heart sank a bit, and I wondered why I expected anything different. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Eames Lounger as much as the next mcm enthusiast, but so many classics get left out of the spotlight. So I decided to write my own list of mid-century, modern designers and their pieces that are relevant and inspiring today. 

Milo Baughman was inspired by Hollywood Regency glamour.  He set out to make modern designs that were attainable for the average American.

Milo Baughman was inspired by Hollywood Regency glamour. He set out to make modern designs that were attainable for the average American.



Jens Risom was born and trained as a designer in Denmark. He moved to the states in 1939 and helped bring Scandinavian design to the states.

Jens Risom was born and trained as a designer in Denmark. He moved to the states in 1939 and helped bring Scandinavian design to the states.

 

Harvey Probber is the father of the sectional.  He introduced modular seating  from the theory, “the key to salvation was in bits and pieces of plane geometry… they were meaningless alone, but when fused to conventional shapes, profoundly altered their character.”

Harvey Probber introduced modular seating from the idea, “the key to salvation was in bits and pieces of plane geometry… they were meaningless alone, but when fused to conventional shapes, profoundly altered their character.”

 

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