mid century design

Heart Cone Chairs by Verner Panton

The Cone Chair and Heart Cone chair by Verner Panton

When the Cone Chair was first exhibited in the window of a furniture shop i...

Spanish Chair 2226 by Børge Mogensen

Spanish Chair 2226 by Børge Mogensen

Mogensen's name rarely crops up outside the world of collectors, designers ...

Panton chairs

Panton Chair, Verner Panton, Vitra

Verner Panton’s smooth tongue-shaped chair, a development on from his plywo...

Corona Chair EJ5 Poul Volther

Corona Chair EJ5 Poul Volther

Poul Volther's design for the Corona Chair is said to be so inspired by the...

Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio

Ball Chair by Eerio Aarnio

Eeerio Aarnio’s Ball Chair came into being with the same intensity as the U...

Universale Chair Joe Columbo

The Universale Chair by Joe Columbo

If you were asked to name one designer who sums up the pioneering spirit of...

Seagull Chairs by Arne Jacobson

Seagull Chairs by Arne Jacobson

With the Seagull Chair, Arne Jacobsen conjured up a chair that inspire pass...

Garden Egg Chair by Ghyczy

The Garden Egg Chair by Peter Ghyczy

The Garden Egg Chair by Ghyczy is often highlighted as a typical example of...

Birillo Bar Stool

Birillo Bar Stool, Joe Colombo

Around the time the first man landed on the moon, Joe Colombo was on his ow...

Omkstak Stacking Chair

OMKSTAK Stacking Chair

OMKSTAK Stacking Chair. The classic chair with a design based on a military...

Bauhaus Wassily Chair Marcel Breuer

THE WASSILY CHAIR (B3) by Marcel Breuer

The Model B3 (Wassily Chair) was one of the earliest products to emerge fro...

Paimio Chair by A. Aalto

The Paimio Sanatorium Chair

Whichever Paimio chair you prefer, you cannot help but marvel at Aalto’s sc...

Herman Miller COSM chair review

Herman Miller its history and timeline

Herman Miller, its timeline, Key products and its history.

ELDA armchair Joe Colombo

Joe Colombo and the glove like Elda armchair

Designed to engulf a person, transporting them away to another planet, the ...

Erik Buch Bar Stool Review

Erik Buch Bar Stool

The Erik Buch Bar Stool. The Bar Stool that launched a thousand cocktails.

mid century furniture design

Mid-century American Furniture Design

Mid-century American Furniture Design and key post-war designers

Grete Jalk GJ Chair Review

GJ Chair by Grete Jalk and Poul Jeppesen

With the GJ Chair, Grete Jalk took the early plywood experiments of the Eam...

Djinn Chair in 2001 a Space Odyssey Chair History

The Djinn chair and Kubrick’s 2001: a Space Odyssey

Twenty-four year old Olivier Mourgue's organic chairs, inspired by Islamic ...

Charles Pollock executive chair by Knoll International

Charles Pollock Executive Chair, by Knoll

The Pollock Executive Chair, is still available and still meets the same ex...

Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen History

The Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen

Highly competitive, Eames (for Herman Miller) and Saarinen (for Knoll), lov...

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair History

Arne Jacobsen and the ‘Egg Chair’

Jacobsen perfected the sculpting of the Egg and Swan in his garage, working...

Herman Miller Time Life Lobby Chair

Herman Miller’s Time Life Lobby Chair and a game of chess

In the midst of the Cold War, American Bobby Fischer is lined up to play Ru...

Nordic Design Review

Nordic Design comes of age

Nordic design was without doubt the epitome of post-war good taste. Find ou...

American Classic Mid Century Furniture Design

The rise of American Design

The concept of a mid-century design movement was readily embraced in the Un...

Synthesis 56 Typist Chair History

The Synthesis 45 Typist Chair

Like the much-coveted lipstick red typewriter launched with Olivetti on Val...

Gehry Wiggle Chair History

The Wiggle Side Chair by Frank Gehry

Lovingly carved from a redundant pile of corrugated cardboard he used for b...

History of the Falcon Chair by Sigurd Resell

Falcon Chair by Sigurd Resell & Vatne Lenestolfabrikk

When designer Sigurd Resell's Falcon Chair first rolled off the production ...

History of UP5 Donna by Gaetano Pesce

UP5 Donna by Gaetano Pesce

Dressed in bold colours or a Bridget Riley stripe, Pesce's Donna celebrated...

History of the Eames Soft Pad Chair 217

Eames Soft Pad Chair 217

A masterful piece of engineering, the 1958 cast aluminium 217 has a seat fr...

History of the Mogen Koch Safari Chair

Mogen Koch’s Safari Chair

Mogens S. Koch, the son of the Danish designer of the same name, remembers ...