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WHY THE WORLD IS OBSESSED WITH MID CENTURY DESIGN

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in BLOG | 0 comments

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Today, more than ever, the midcentury modern look is everywhere. DVRs are set to capture Mad Men‘s final season playing out on AMC. Flip through the April issue ofElle Décor, and you’ll find that more than half of the featured homes prominently include midcentury furniture pieces. Turn on The Daily Show and you’ll see the guests sitting in classic Knoll office chairs. If you dine in a contemporary restaurant tonight, there’s a good chance you’ll be seated in a chair that was designed in the 1950s—whether it is an Eames, Bertoia, Cherner, or Saarinen. A few years back, you could stamp your mail with an Eames postage stamp.

Meanwhile, type the words “midcentury” and “modern” into any furniture retailer’s search pane, and you’ll likely come up with dozens of pieces labeled with these design-world buzzwords—despite the fact that there is nothing “midcentury” about the items they describe. Over the past two decades, a term describing a specific period of design has become the marketing descriptor du jour.

Read the rest of this great Curbed article here!

 

ROOM OF THE DAY – THE HOUSE THAT NOZ BUILT

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in BLOG | 0 comments

Bay Area decorator and Mid Century Mobler colleague Noz Nozawa has design in her veins.
Her San Francisco home is a testament to her impeccable taste and style.





Check out the full spread of her home on Houzz, and make sure to take a look at
Noz As A Service if you’re in need of a fabulous designer!

ISAMU NOGUCHI’S SIX FIGURE SOFA

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in BLOG | 0 comments

This Isamu Noguchi Model no. IN-70 “Cloud-Form” sofa set goes on the auction block this week.  Estimated to fetch between $500,000 – $700,000 it could be one of the most expensive mid century pieces ever sold!

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Here’s the full story from the New York Observer.  Enjoy!

 

CALIFORNIA HOME & DESIGN: OPEN HOUSE OBSESSION

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in BLOG | 0 comments

Without the proper reference points, it can be difficult to envision how a piece will look in its proper setting.  This large BCM (Bath Cabinet Makers) teak credenza was beautifully integrated into a recent renovation of a Kensington, CA mid century abode by our friends over at Bee Renovated.

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Pretty impressive!  See the rest of this amazing renovation over at California Home + Design.

 

 

A LOVELY LOOK

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in BLOG | 0 comments

An entry chest and Danish wall mirror pair wonderfully in any entry way.  A look we often see in Danish flats, the duo is striking and the functionality is priceless!

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Does your entry way need some sprucing? Try some of our mirrors and chests!  For more options on dimensions, finish, or storage capacity visit our mirrors and chests on our website!

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SAFARI CHAIRS: MID CENTURY STYLIN’

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in BLOG | 0 comments

The Safari chair has a very distinct form that is rapidly growing in popularity.  Mid century designers including Arne Norell and Erik Worts used the bones of the aesthetic to produce distinctly different chairs.  Norell used brass accents whilst Worts preferred the simplicity of slung leather.  The safari chair can be mixed with different interiors and add a unique profile to any room!

Arne Norell Sirocco Chairs

Arne Norell Sirocco Chairs work perfectly for adding texture and color contrast to any living room

Erik Worts' Safari Chair provides a delicate profile with larger mid century pieces

Erik Worts’ Safari Chair provides a delicate profile with larger mid century pieces

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Pair of Sirocco Chairs mix perfectly with elegant interiors

Single Sirocco Chair in oak blending nicely with the deep, rich tones of a rosewood credenza

Single Sirocco Chair in oak contrasting beautifully with the deep, rich tones of a rosewood credenza

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HAPPY HOMES – EICHLER EDITION

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in BLOG | 0 comments

We absolutely love seeing pieces sold off the site living comfortably in their new homes.  Here are a couple pics from an Eichler owner in Foster City, CA who was looking for the perfect piece to hold his newly restored Philco TV!

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Share your stuff!  If you’re a Mid Century Mobler customer, send us some pics of a piece you’ve bought in its new home to info@midcenturymobler.com and we’ll feature it on the blog!

LOTS OF DOTS

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in BLOG | 0 comments

 

Ray Eames with original dot pattern design

Ray Eames with original dot pattern design

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c 1947, pencil on tracing paper

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Eames Dot Pattern

 

A Danish modern lounge chair by Mid Century Mobler utilizing Maharam's dot pattern reproduction fabric.

A Danish modern lounge chair by Mid Century Mobler utilizing Maharam’s dot pattern reproduction fabric.

Designed by Ray Eames, the “Dot Pattern” fabric was never produced during her lifetime.  Maharam Textiles purchased the rights to the design in 1999 and its been in production ever since.  Look for our new favorite fabric coming to our seating section soon!

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TAKE A LOOK BACK

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in BLOG | 0 comments

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Designed in 1955 by Nils + Eva Koppel, these beautiful chairs feature a swooping bent ply back.  60 years later, they’re just as striking.

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MAD MEN MANIFESTED (PART 2)!

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in BLOG | 0 comments

You may remember (to our excitement) our announcement last June when Season 6 of Mad Men premiered this lovely teak secretary that was purchased from us for the show:

Danish Rosewood Secretary from Mid Century Mobler's Fall 2012 Collection
Danish Teak Secretary from Mid Century Mobler’s Fall 2012 Collection

Much to our surprise, it appeared again in this season’s third episode in which Joan and the rest of the board members discuss Don’s future with the firm (and computers).  How cool!  Hopefully this piece will get some more screen time before the end of the season!

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