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.
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.
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.
I was recently lucky enough to be invited to the incredible top-floor penthouse in the Isokon building, a Grade-I-listed 1934 masterpiece in London’s Belsize Park, to see the beautifully preserved original interior.
With a palpably Victorian approach to collecting objects for their home, James and David have created an eclectic Modern interior in their 1960s house.
While looking to buy a Victorian home in London, husband-and-wife design duo Cathy Spooner and Peter Wall unexpectedly fell in love with a 1960s house.
Curator Polly Bielecka tells MidCentury about her ambitious project to recreate the mid-century exhibition ‘Sculpture In The Home’ at Pangolin London.
Mad Men is, arguably, the most effortlessly seductive show on television – and one that has placed mid century modern style firmly in the mainstream.
Pattern designer Beth Evans lives with partner Matthew, eight-year-old son Stanley and Jack-Russell Elton in her mid century home, a 1958 terrace townhouse on the Dulwich Estate, a leafy oasis in south-east London.
Perhaps more Palm Springs than Dorset, The Garden House Studio, a retro holiday let in picturesque Lyme Regis, gives its visitors a 1960s style vacation.
With an exhibition celebrating the interior photography of John Pantlin soon to open at London’s Geffrye Museum, we caught up with Curator Valeria Carullo.
It was a combination of good luck and hard graft that enabled this creative couple to bring their very own piece of Scandinavian Modernism to Edinburgh.