Mid-Century Designers

Philippe Starck, Master of Mid-Century Modern Ingenuity

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015


Philippe Starck Masters Chair and Barstool


When it comes to design culture, Philippe Starck provides the living embodiment of diversity and verve. Born in 1949, Starck found inspiration through the work of his father… Read more…

Finn Juhl: Danish Master of Form, Structure, and Function

Friday, February 13th, 2015


Finn Juhl


Born in Frederiksberg, Denmark on January 30, 1912, Finn Juhl was many things: the son of a demanding father, a want-to-be art historian, a trained… Read more…

George Nelson, Teaching Us How to See the World with Atomic Age Design

Thursday, February 12th, 2015


George Nelson


An architect, engaging educator, published author, recreational photographer, graphic designer, home furnishings designer, and a total rabble-rouser, George Nelson stamped his mark that will forever echo through the pages… Read more…

Hans Wegner: Meticulous Master and Mid-Century Modern Visionary

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015


Hans Wegner


Hans Wegner is considered to have developed the “Organic Functionality” style. His close work with manufacturers and meticulously thoughtful design was a… Read more…

Arne Jacobsen, Sculpting Design with Nordic Modernism

Friday, February 6th, 2015


Arne Jacobsen


Arne Jacobsen was born in Copenhagen in 1902, and studied initially as a mason through the technical school there, later following up with an exploration into architecture at… Read more…

Harry Bertoia, the Designer of Steel

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015


Harry Bertoia


During the mid-1900′s a movement began sweeping through the artistic community. The industrial revolution near 100 years in the past, utilitarian was still… Read more…

Eero Saarinen, Building the Framework for Modern Design

Monday, February 2nd, 2015


Eero Saarinen


Eero Saarinen first emerged into the world of Mid-Century modern furniture with a reputation for flexible style and innovation. He embraced his… Read more…

Isamu Noguchi: Everything Is Sculpture

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015


Isamu Noguchi


Isamu Noguchi was born on November 17, 1904, in Los Angeles but lived in Japan for much of his early childhood. His mother was American, but his estranged father was… Read more…

Ray and Charles Eames, Shaping the Future of Design

Saturday, January 24th, 2015


Ray and Charles Eames


Ray and Charles Eames met during their time at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, and married in 1941. As their partnership blossomed… Read more…