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…