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From our 50’s couch

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1. Willy Van Der Meeren designed: yours for  € 400.000, including the Friso Kramer chairs (City Furniture via Reference Library)

Van der Meren

2. Two Boomerang chairs find a beautiful home (via Atelier)

3. Too fashionable now: Prouvé x G-Star Raw

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July 11, 2011 at 2:03 am

From our 50’s couch

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1. Vintage dealers’ choices of interior, via the always reliable Mondoblogo

2. A visit of George Nakashima’s workshop by Papersky (HT: Reference Library)

3. More online reference: Eero Saarinen design archive, and bonus: a conversation on the furniture of Saarinen both via Mid-Centuria.

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June 20, 2011 at 12:22 am

From our 50’s couch

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1. Essential viewing: Oda Noritsugu’s (he of Danish Chairs) house via Kitka Design

From Oda’s collection…

2. Dieter Ram’s house featured in The Telegraph. White. (HT: Modern Findings)

3. California, surf, and Robin Day? Nice Nelson CSS too.

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June 5, 2011 at 10:12 pm

From our 50’s couch

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1. Charlotte Perriand: De la photographie au design, currently in Paris. How organic forms inspired the furniture of Perriand. Check the Wallpaper* gallery. Fascinating.

the model

its interpretation

2. Another Wallpaper* gallery treat, the Days exhibition at Pallant House Gallery.

3. Featured in this month edition of Dwell and elsewhere on the web sphere, the 23.2 house of Omer Arbel. Love the book shelf in the open living room.

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April 20, 2011 at 2:11 am

From our 50’s couch

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1. Shopping for vintage on Ebay or Craigslist is a bad idea. (Not that we never took chances – but this should have cost us). A reminder, courtesy of The NYT.

2. Polish modern via Wallpaper*.

3. Phillips de Pury catalogs via Issuu; check the 7th April auction.

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March 13, 2011 at 3:18 am

From our 50’s couch

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1. Plywood: Material, Process, Form opened at MoMA in NYC

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2. Artek Open Archives an image database showcasing past and present Artek interiors

 

3. LA Modern Auctions (LAMA) and Quittenbaum catalogs via isuu

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February 10, 2011 at 2:24 am

From our 50’s couch

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1. George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher just opened at the Oklahoma City Museum of Arts until April 11th.

2. 24 Gerrit Rietveld chairs via Mondo-Blogo

3. A quick guide to collecting mid-century furniture courtesy Brooklyn Based.

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February 6, 2011 at 9:14 pm