Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Five Easy Pieces

It probably comes as no surprise that one of my other great passions in life is mid-century modern design which, without doubt, has much in common with great writing. Both epitomise the principles of passion, structure, forethought and longevity as well as the ability to make grown people weep. Long before Orla Kiely and Ikea took over the high street, these designers were making their unique and indelible mark on history.

Here, then, are five classic pieces, many of which I am privileged enough to own and love.

Courtesy of Architonic

Eames Rocker designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Zenith Plastics, Herman Miller, 1950

Courtesy of Classic Textiles

Lucienne Day "Larch" Fabric for Heals, 1961

Courtesy of V&A Museum

Isokon Penguin Donkey Bookcase, Designed by Egon Riss and Jack Pritchard, 1939, Manufactured by Isokon Furniture, London

Courtesy of Design Sponge

Stig Lindberg tableware for Berså, 1960 - 1974

Courtesy of Architonic

Robert Heritage Sideboard for A.G Evans, 1954.

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