Blazing a trail through the canon of design, these 25 artisans worked to make some of the modern era’s most recognizable furniture, lighting, and objects. From the sculptural pottery of Eva Zeisel to the ceramic tableware of Edith Heath, from the earthy comfort of a Cini Boeri sofa to the laser-cut precision of Louise Campbell, here are some of our favorites from a century of covetable goods.
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- Along the left bank of the Seine, the world's most famous museum of impressionistic art had a former life as an old, crumbling train station and hotel.
- Superstudio collages, counterculture architecture at its finest, 1970s Hollywood sirens, Googie signage, and photographs from the likes of Wim Wenders and Lee Friedlander.
An intimate and revealing collection of photographs of astonishingly beautiful, iconic, and undiscovered mid-century interiors. Among significant mid-century interiors, none are more celebrated yet underpublished as the homes created by architects and interior designers for themselves. This collection of newly commissioned photographs presents the most compelling homes by influential mid-century designers, such as Russel Wright, George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eva Zeisel, among others. Intimate as well as revelatory, Williamson’s photographs show these creative homes as they were lived in by their designers: Walter Gropius’s historic Bauhaus home in Massachusetts; Albert Frey’s floating modernist aerie on a Palm Springs rock outcropping; Wharton Esherick’s completely handmade Pennsylvania house, from the organic handcarved staircase to the iconic furniture. Personal and breathtaking by turn—these homes are exemplary studies of domestic modernism at its warmest and most creative.
- One of the events I'm most excited about at this year's Dwell on Design is Unseen Eames, a half-hour screening of rare and little-seen films from the Eames family archive at 4:00 pm on Friday June…
- February 23, 2013 - February 23, 2014
From October 3 through January 14, Los Angeles's premier designer antique resource, JF Chen will open its doors to the public for "Collecting Eames, the JF Chen Collection," an exhibition and book launch in cooperation with Eames Design and as part of the "Pacific Standard Time" series of art shows. JF Chen will kick off the event on Sunday, October 2 with a private preview sponsored by 1st Dibs, Herman Miller, and Nike.
JF Chen has amassed an impressive collection of work from entire Southern California design lions Charles and Ray Eames. On display: over 425 pieces of Eames objects spanning the entire chronology of their production, including an actual pavilion designed by Charles and Ray Eames, erected in the showroom, other rare Eames objects like a transistor radio and every style of Eames chairs made by Herman Miller. The iconic mid-century modern chairs will be arranged in an undulating timeline from 1939 through 1996.
In conjunction with the exhibit, JF Chen and Eames Design are publishing a hardbound monograph "Collecting Eames, The JF Chen Collection," due out in October.
Show hours are Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 12 to 5pm, and closed on Sunday.
- A new exhibit at the Museum of Arts & Design celebrates an enduring medium.
- It’s that time of year again, and we don’t mean mistletoe and merriment.