Tag Archives: iconic designs

designer Warren Platner’s classic american modernism: more than wire furniture

Even if you don’t immediately recognize the name, you will know his iconic work.  Warren Platner (1919-2006) is best known for this wire furniture created in 1966, produced by Knoll and continuously manufactured ever since.  Having studied architecture, Platner began … Continue reading

A pioneer that first brought Scandi design to American homes: Greta Magnusson Grossman

I first came across the Scandinavian furniture designer Greta Magnusson Grossman a few years back while looking through an auction catalogue where I found an incredible desk lamp from the early 1950s that was designed by her.  I didn’t know … Continue reading

The Acapulco chair: timeless inspiration

To me nothing evokes the lazy days of summer better than the Acapulco chair; the simply glorious midcentury chair of flexible vinyl cords woven around a metal base.  And as a testament to its timeless design, there have been numerous … Continue reading

spicing up Scandinavian design

Inspired in its simplicity by the lines of mid-century Scandinavian furniture and taking its shape from the Acapulco Chair, the Agave Chair is bound to be a hit with the devotees of both Mexican and Scandinavian design. Made of oak … Continue reading

When design becomes timeless

No, this isn’t a mistake.  Bear with me while I talk you through my choice for today. This iconic beautifully stained and patinated wood side table designed around 1905 by Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956) is worth our attention for several reasons.  … Continue reading

Arne Jacobsen’s Futuristic “Drop” Chair

Of all the different Jacobsen chairs, this is one that has not been “saved” from its past and fabricated as a re-issue. Phew!!!! This futuristic and minimalist chair has been in the forefront of my mind since I saw one … Continue reading

Marcel Coard’s eggshell side table

I’m constantly amazed at the superb quality, marvelous style and inventive materials used by the best French designers of the 1920s and 1930s. Case in point, this gorgeous eggshell, lacquer and chromium side table by Marcel Coard. Everything about this table … Continue reading