Harry Bertoia’s vast output of work spanned everything from sculpture to drawing; jewellery to his “sound sculptures”, as well as his famous Diamond chair. We speak to Harry’s daughter, Celia, to find out more about his art and designs and relationship with Knoll, as well as discussing the legacy of his work.
We’re delighted to bring you a shiny new issue for your collection – number 09, another cracker (she says humbly – I hope you’ll agree!).
If you have a love of architecture and LEGO then A Lego Architect by Tom Alphin is definitely a book for you. It fuses playtime with a visual exploration through architecture so you can recreate impressive models or be spurred into creating your own unique styles.
This month sees the annual Open House London event, an opportunity for many to take a look inside some of London’s most interesting buildings. With this in mind, we want to explore the outdoor urban spaces that are often overlooked – this article on the post-war playground was first published in MidCentury issue 08.
Marcel Breuer’s desk designed for the Bristol home of furniture retailer Crofton Gane is an an important example of early British Modernist design by one of the most celebrated architects of the 20th century. It also reveals the little known but fascinating story about an unlikely friendship.
We were very excited to hear one of our favourite blogs, Modernist Estates, was becoming a book. Written by Stefi Orazi, it explores what it’s like to live on one of these estates through the lives of its residents.
We speak to the duo behind Thorody to discover more about their Modernist-inspired hand screen-printed fabric and wallpapers.
We talk to Daniel Clarke, a London based illustrator, who has collaborated with mid-century furniture store Førest to produce a range of upholstered pieces.
We’ve asked The Modern House team to share some of the stories behind one of the properties on their books. Here they take us behind the doors of Leslie Gooday’s stunning Long Wall in St George’s Hill, Surrey.
Lesley Jackson’s Modern British Furniture offers just what our book shelves have been missing – a detailed survey of British mid-century furniture design.
Palladio wallpapers of the 1950s encompass everything from geometric to painterly designs, making them a rich resource for mid-century pattern enthusiasts. Sim Panaser, Curator at Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, tells us more.
In Midcentury issue 08, design historian and curator Lesley Jackson introduces us to some favourite pieces of Danish design from her personal collection. More recently, she’s turned her attention to Elmet Farmhouse, a Pennine hilltop holiday cottage near Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire, decorated and ‘curated’ with pieces from her extensive collection of post-war furniture and furnishing. We spoke to Lesley Jackson to find out more and to pick up a few tips.