In the 1950s, while Scandinavian designers were paving the path with organic designs made of natural materials, architect Verner Panton (1926-1998) was concocting futuristic creations out of plastic with a Pop aesthetic. Born in Denmark, Panton was introduced early on to Danish design legends Pøul Henningsen and Arne Jacobsen. Henningsen introduced Panton to product design—Panton knew he wanted to be an artist and Henningsen helped him find his focus—and Jacobsen introduced him to Danish manufacturer Fritz Hansen, for whom Panton designed the Bachelor Chair and Tivoli Chair. Panton's boundary-pushing designs (inflatable furniture, chairs made of molded plastic) were capitalized by Vitra, who manufactured his Flying Chair and, perhaps Panton's most famous work, his eponymous chair. Over 40 years since its creation, the Panton chair rivals the Eames lounge chair in popularity among today's modern design enthusiasts.
Mid-Century At A Classic Level
Specializing in mid-century modern & architectural home sales in LA.
Preservation advocate for work by architect, Edward H. Fickett, F.A.I.A.
Rudolph Schindler | Richard Neutra | John Lautner | A. Quincy Jones | Conrad Buff & Donald Hensman | Edward Killingsworth
Modern Smart Homes was started by 5 partners who have a passion for modern design and living, as well as decades of experience in architecture, design, interior design and construction. The goal of MSH is to fully support the client in building or renovating their modern home. By offering expertise in each phase of the project, MSH seamlessly leads a client from selecting a property or deciding to renovate, completely through to the end of construction. MSH takes the burden off the homeowner and provides services including site selection, architecture, contracting, interior design, and landscape architecture. Navigating through this process can be a demanding and burdensome task. The team at MSH will coordinate all aspects required for a successful project and will lead the homeowner seamlessly through the process to live smart.
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17306 Madison Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
“Gardens never end and buildings never begin” is how Alden B. Dow F.A.I.A (1904-1983) described his own individual organic design philosophy. His own Home and Studio located in Midland, Michigan, exemplifies how this incredible architect masterfully weaves structure and nature together for the ultimate living environment. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989, the Home and Studio continues to engage the imagination and elicits emotional responses in all who experience this powerful statement of Mid-Twentieth Century Modern architecture. Planted into an encompassing pond, the Home and Studio is alive with reflective light, soaring roof lines, diverging angles, brilliant color and the perfect balance of enticement and tranquility. It truly is an “oasis of architecture and inspiration.” Schedule your visit for architectural tours, educational programs, Michigan history and much more.
Tour Reservation online at www.abdow.org
or by calling toll free 1.866.315.7678
The Modern Fan Company is the original and premier source for contemporary ceiling fan design, producing the most complete, exclusively modern collection of ceiling fans available. Our products celebrate the modern idiom through mechanical simplification, geometric forms and contemporary finishes, and are intended to meet the needs of the professional specifier and the design-minded homeowner alike.
Loll Designs—outdoor furniture for the modern lollygagger—specializes in the repurposing of recycled materials to create durable, no‐maintenance outdoor furniture and accessories. All Loll outdoor furniture is made from 100 percent recycled HDPE and is 100 percent recyclable. For every pound of weight in a Loll product there are an estimated eight recycled milk jugs being used, saving natural resources, and reducing land‐fill waste.
Topo Designs was founded in 2008 by Jedd Rose and Mark Hansen. The Colorado-based company designs backpacks, bags, apparel, and accessories that are manufactured in the United States. Designed to complement both urban and outdoor lifestyles, Topo's products are designed with thoughtful details to overlap between daily, city life, and outdoor activities.