Tag Archives: reproductions in design

do you know… franco albini? … a protégé of gio ponti

As you may remember, the first Thursday of every month I’m over at MODENUS as a contributing editor.  Today I bring you the incomparable Franco Albini whose body of work has been largely overlooked due to the huge popularity of … 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

maison jansen: sybaritic decorators and tastemakers of the 20th century

You know the name: you’ve heard it mentioned constantly and seen it referenced on the pages of magazines and auction catalogues, but what do you REALLY know about the fabled Maison Jansen (1880 – 1989)? Not to be confused with … Continue reading

1950s design for all

I’ve been looking and looking and looking for a lovely bench to sit in front of a large bay window of a Scandinavian inspired room, when I spotted this marvel. B-I-N-G-O.  It was perfect in size, proportion and style. I … Continue reading

Pearson’s 3-tier table homage to Art Deco

Sometimes finding the best antique or vintage piece to fit a space and budget is quite a challenge.  Sometimes you need to look for something slightly closer in time. Recently I got this lovely side table for a client made … Continue reading

refreshing Jean Prouvé’s timeless pieces

Known as one of the most important designers of the 20th century, Jean Prouvé was instrumental in forging the path of modern design in France in the 1920s when the notion of “modernism” was closer to an aristocratic ideal of … Continue reading

guest blogger: luxury obsessed

Hermès and Jean-Michel Frank Today I’m happy to bring to you one of the most fashionable and read blogs on luxury items as my guest blogger.  LuxuryObsessed focuses on what some call the extravagances of life … I actually call … Continue reading