Tag Archives: iconic designs

recent design bound for the classics: the tk8 daybed by Kastholm

TK8 Daybed designed by Thomas Bo Kastholm Thomas Bo Kastholm designed the TK8 in 2009 for Danish brand CarlHansen & Son.  It’s the teaming of a great duo.  Kastholm is a second generation Danish furniture maker, and Carl Hansen & Son … Continue reading

Edgar Brandt and the elegance of Art Deco metalwork

image credit: Edgar Brandt, lantern, Christie’s This could be a first, but today’s designer of Art Deco furniture, lighting and decorative objects, was a blacksmith who got his start designing weapons for the French military.  This is not the most … Continue reading

Ico Parisi makes a statement at Phillips London

Finally Italian mid century design is getting the respect it deserves!  For the past few years, we have seen a run up on prices for French art deco and Scandinavian design all while the fruits of the Italians languished in … Continue reading

designing furniture in postwar california: an introduction to milo baughman

Another great modern furniture icon who came out of the American postwar environment was Milo Baughman (1923-2003).  Like Charles and Ray Eames and Greta Magnusson Grossman, Baughman’s furniture has a decidedly modern vibe and came to define what we think … Continue reading

in-style with impeccable great design: B&B Italia meet Jugendstil

Is this a gorgeous little side table by accomplished American designer Sam Maloof (1916-2009)?  Well, no, not quite right for his style.  Obviously contemporary though, wouldn’t you say?  Look at the way the legs are drawn together so effortlessly and … Continue reading

fast forward 60s futurism: the series 1-2-3 panton chair for today

There is a timelessness to mid-20th century Danish design that still makes it so appealing today.  But unlike Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner who came before him, Verner Panton (1926-1998) made his mark in the 1960s and 1970s.  One of … Continue reading

Do you know … designer T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings?

British born, Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings (1905-1976) started working as a designer of ocean liner interiors before becoming a salesman for an antiques dealer which brought him to America.  By the late 1930s, he was America’s most sought after decorator working … Continue reading