[Photo: courtesy Lanoba Design]
But in a world where Americans throw out more than 12 million tons of furniture per year, it has also championed circular design by breathing new life in Danish castoffs, carving itself a cozy (dare I say hygge) niche in an oversaturated furniture market.
Source: Danes don’t want their vintage furniture. This company has upcycled 10
The tropical game room features shuffle board, bumper pool, and foosball. Images courtesy of Cedar Street
“Mid-century modernism was a no-brainer as the source of inspiration for design,” Fritz tells Curbed. “Tiki lounges and mid-century go hand in hand. There was a sort of obsession with tropical environments in Hollywood movies of the era, and Hawaii became a state at the end of the era, forever enmeshing American and Polynesian culture.”
Source: Uptown office building reborn as midcentury-inspired apartments – Curbed Chicago
Join us to see the finished redesign of the benches that have seated millions of Portland’s finest butts. Collaboration design teams will be announced the first week of March on our website and instagram. Collaborators Sign-Up Deadline Feb. 26th @ 6pm (sign-up and info at www.PDXoriginals.com/DWP18) This is for the aspiring or profesional furniture designer inside us all.
Source: PDX Airport Bench Re-design Opening Night and Auction | Events | Design Week Portland
Architecture professor Susan Herringer says Vancouver’s dwindling Modernist stock of houses is considered exemplary of the style. (Evan Ho / Remax)
Ms. Oberlander, who is 94 years old and still working on major projects, says he spent $300,000 or more on painstaking upgrades that were sensitive to the Lassere design, including geothermal heat and high-end appliances in the kitchen that were customized with a colour to fit with the Modernist era. Dr. Friedman had tried to have the house preserved with a heritage designation, but it is in the University Endowment Lands jurisdiction, which is governed by the province. He was told a designation wasn’t available.
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, 92, in New York. (Eric Thayer / For the Globe and Mail)
Meanwhile, the listing agent has received several offers on the house, which he’ll present April 27 to the board members. Vancouver will lose another piece of its history.
For Ms. Oberlander, her community is being dismantled. She shakes her head.
“It makes me feel sick.”
Source: A Modernist gem falls victim to Vancouver’s housing market – The Globe and Mail
Characterizing it as expressing “a very Italian sense of luxury,” Italian designers Emanuela Garosci and Gabriele Salini have transformed a 17th Century Roman building into a 21st Century boutique hotel—liberally laced with 20th Century modernist furnishings.
via Rome’s G-Rough Hotel: 20th Century Modernism in a 17th Century Building | 2Modern Blog.
Attention all Portlanders into Mid-Century Cooking!
Attention all lovers of mid-century and atomic ranch design…1950-60s era GE P7 electric range/oven in excellent shape. Everything works and was removed from an amazingly clean 1950s kitchen for remodel.
Not sure exactly what it is worth, but based off a quick google search, the parts alone are worth considering for an eBay business. These went for $699 in 1966!
MAKE ME AN OFFER and save some money and me some research time.
Available for pick up between 7&4ish. Call/text for details. Emails will be ignored.
Five zero three 6 one 6 six seven five one
First come first serve.
via Mid-century General Electric P7 oven/range.
This is just a fantastic tutorial, and the pictures are also wonderful. Go see the entire article on sarah m. dorsey designs.
I guess we were the only ones who saw the potential because we got it for $8!!
via sarah m. dorsey designs: Adding Legs to a Mid Century Modern Dresser | How To.
Scott’s “swanky-cool” seminar runs 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Gaston County Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 1840 E. Franklin Blvd. in Gastonia. Tickets are $25 and included a catered lunch, interactive shopping time with Scott and ReStore coupons.
“I think of this as mid-century 101,” she says. “ People are always saying, ‘I’d love to go shopping with you’ or ‘I want to see how you work.’ This is a fun way to teach people how to do it themselves. I feel like I do this kind of thing with people everywhere I go when I talk about the things I find. I’m excited to share.”
via ReStore holds seminar on mid-century furniture | CharlotteObserver.com.
Sawdust and Embryos is one of the best DIY blogs out there. They never fail to do a great project with excellent how to execution.
And well, they have great taste too. Go see this mid century modern dining set redo – tis fabulous!
The cushion fabric was DISGUSTING, and there was almost no padding. We dropped those suckers like a cheating husband on a hot summer’s day… (WHAT?).
via Restoring a Mid-Century/Modern Dining Set | Sawdust and Embryos.
The simple shapes and clean lines of mid-century stylish is a trend thats not giving up any time soon. If you love the look but dont want to buy vintage, Jeremiah Collection may be just what youre looking for…
Based in San Francisco, Jeremiah Collection furniture is handmade with solid walnut, white oak or reclaimed wood. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, completely handcrafted by the artisan. From cute side tables to handsome desks, Jeremiah Collection offers a range of beautifully built furniture. You can also work with the designer to design a custom piece. And If you like the style but its not quite in your budget, Jeremiah Collection also offers the Stove Chop cutting board shown in the last photo for $69.
via Jeremiah Collection: Mid-Century Style Furniture Handcrafted in San Francisco Store Profile | Apartment Therapy.
Yes. You read right. Dinosaurs and domesticated farm animals are together at last! These four tables depict different dinos and other ‘more accessible’ animals living in the same space/time. Read what you want into them, but surely they’ll make for great conversation for your dinner party! Warm reclaimed wood is held together with a mortice & tenon joint and contrasts sharply with the cool tinted glass and black & white images. Use them together or use them separately.
Available Through Modern Cooperative
via MODified Originals.
“amelia” is made from reclaimed oak carts that i pulled from the basement of an old railroad station warehouse. based on the hardware and construction of them, my somewhat educated guess dates these carts to the late 1930s or 1940s.
i wanted to build this chair and matching ottoman with my own take on a mid-century modern look, to coincide with the age of the material. i also had just recently watched the movie “amelia” and took some design cues from ms. earhart’s bad-@ss prop planes. ironically, i heard an npr report on the potential discovery of her plane the day i was finishing the chair so i had to name it in her honor.
via reclaimed oak mid century modern inspired chair amelia by timsway.