We pay homage to Robert Welch and David Mellor, two British designers, who helped make mid-century stainless steel design truly cutting edge.
MidCentury asks BBC 20th Century Expert Mark Hill about iconic Harry Bertoia designs and buying them at auction. Unless you are very wealthy or very lucky, most of us are more likely to come across Harry Bertoia through the metal wire seating he designed for Knoll International in 1952. However the Bertoia chair was the smallest part…
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.
Mid-century chairs sit comfortably in contemporary spaces, in fact upholsterers are increasingly using their craft to ‘contemporise’ vintage seating.
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.
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.
Highly coveted among mid-century furniture enthusiasts, the works of French designers like Le Corbusier and Jean Prouvé have soared in value over the last decade. We called upon the expertise of Patrick Seguin at the prestigious Galerie Patrick Seguin in Paris to learn more about the French mid-century aesthetic, and its popularity with collectors.