We’ve seen some architectural gems in our time, but this one, in a tranquil spot in Nottinghamshire, steals the show. It really is a mid-century dream home.
Archives for October 2014
Mid Century Modern Complete ambitiously describes itself as offering in one volume ‘the richest overview of mid-century design ever published’. This together with its title either means it’s going to be pretty special, or it’s setting itself up for a fall.
The flat that Erno Goldfinger inhabited in his iconic high-rise Balfron Tower opened for a Pop-up, furnished with 1968 interiors styled by Tilly Hemingway.
It’s almost 75 years since the birth of Race Furniture and so it seems timely to revisit the work of British designer Ernest Race, who in a relatively short career produced some of the most iconic designs of his generation. It was a treat to be invited to the Gloucestershire factory, have a root through the archives and learn more about their reissued ‘Classic Collection’.
Ostensibly, it was a simple task. As a coffee connoisseur, the descaling of my coffee machine is something I tend to carry out every four to six months.
Mary Medd, a female architectural force in British Modernism, pioneered new designs for schools in the 1950s, earning her the respect of celebrated architect Erno Goldfinger.
This summer, I fulfilled a long running desire to go beyond the pages of my Julius Shulman coffee table books and visit the 1950s Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. Speeding along the freeway through desert dust and strip mall monotony, the city emerged like an oasis.
Mid-century chairs sit comfortably in contemporary spaces, in fact upholsterers are increasingly using their craft to ‘contemporise’ vintage seating.