Mid-Century Designers

Fredrik Kayser – Scandinavian Design Visionary

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015


Fredrik A. Kayser


Fredrik A. Kayser is remembered as one of Norway’s most respected designers. He was born in 1924 in Bergen, Norway. Bergen is currently Norway’s second most… Read more…

Shin and Tomoko Azumi: Designing Playful Simplicity

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015


Shin and Tomoko Azumi


The Japanese designers Shin (born 1965) and Tomoko (born 1966) Azumi are recognized for developing some of the most sophisticated and savvy pieces of furniture to exist within… Read more…

Eileen Gray: A Design Legend Ahead of Her Time

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015


Eileen Gray


In an industry and time dominated by men, Eileen Gray was an Irish Mid-Century modern furniture designer and a trailblazer in both the art deco movement. She epitomized the… Read more…

Florence Knoll, Transforming the Interior Landscape

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015


Florence Knoll


Florence Knoll (originally Schust), was born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1917. Today, she is recognized as an artistic icon, and a pioneer of Mid-Century modern design. Her education took… Read more…

Xavier Pauchard, a Pioneer of Functional Design

Friday, March 27th, 2015


Xavier Pauchard


Xavier Pauchard was born in 1880, in the beautiful, wooded region of Le Morvan within the “green heart” of France. As a creative spirit, Pauchard followed… Read more…

Verner Panton: A Furniture and Interior Design Visionary

Thursday, March 19th, 2015


Verner Panton


Verner Panton was a Danish designer who had a huge impact on Mid-Century modern furniture. We will explore the impact this… Read more…

Norman Cherner, Industrial and Innovative Design

Friday, March 13th, 2015


Norman Cherner Chair


The pieces constructed by Norman Cherner are recognized today as an essential part of the emblem used to describe the essence of Mid-Century modern furniture design. He is considered to be… Read more…

Jean Prouvé, the Art of Living and Modern Design

Monday, March 2nd, 2015


Jean Prouvé


Even those who don’t know his name are likely to have come across one of Jean Prouvé’s designs at some point in their lives. The industrial, Mid-Century modern pieces… Read more…

Marcel Lajos Breuer, International Style and Modernism

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015


Marcel Breuer


Marcel Breuer, born in Pécs, Hungary was an architect and designer who made his name as one of the most authoritative authors in the story of… Read more…

Le Corbusier: the Beautiful, Brutish Chameleon

Monday, February 23rd, 2015


Le Corbusier


When it comes to art, architecture, urban planning, and Mid-Century modern furniture design, the world does indeed know Le Corbusier. After all… Read more…