In honour of Open House London, we explore the Modernist home that Architect Erno Goldfinger designed for his family in the 1930s.
Archives for September 2014
We speak to Kevin McCloud of the Grand Designs TV show about his desert island piece of furniture, the architect he’d commission to build his own house and the resurgence in popularity of mid century design.
Andrew Mellor, founder of Nordic design website moosereport.com, airs his views on Arne Jacobsen, the Oxford Chair and a no-compromise approach to design.
In celebration of London Design Festival, Design SECT will be dedicating their gallery space in London’s famed Alfies Antiques Market to the works of Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld for a month, two of the most important names in Dutch industrial design from the post-war era.
Design retailer twentytwentyone has worked closely with the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation for over a year on the conception and development of the At Home with the Days exhibition. But this is no ordinary exhibition, oh no, this exhibition coincides with a five-day auction where you can bid for your very own piece of British design history.
Living Union, a company who are making it their business to bring the work of long-forgotten mid-century textile designer Robert Stewart back into production, are launching their first products this month.
Ben Adams bought his 1960s town house in Forest Hill ten years ago and spent two years renovating the building. Designed by British Architect Norman Starrett, it’s fairly unassuming from the outside. I’d walked past many times and barely given them a second glance. It was only when I was invited to take a look inside by resident Ben Adams, founder of mid-century furniture store Designs of Modernity, that I realised just what incredible living spaces they are.
When Denise Lewis set up craft-based retail business Blodwen, she looked to one of her home-country’s native exports, the Welsh blanket, for inspiration. We asked Jo-ann Fortune to find out more about the continued appeal of this interiors staple.
Following on from our Buyer’s Guide to Isokon furniture in MidCentury issue 07, we wanted to share the inspirational story behind this classic brand.