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DESIGNING WOMEN: ASTRID SAMPE

DESIGNING WOMEN: ASTRID SAMPE

One of the aspects that put the modern in mid century modern, is that it was the first era of design in which the glass ceiling had cracked enough to allow women to assume leading roles. Obvious examples include Ray Eames, Grete Jalk and Florence Knoll. Another prominent example is Astrid Sampe, who in 1937 started a chamber of textile for Nordiska Kompaniet, and led it until 1971, when it...

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MID CENTURY LOVING COUPLE MAKES A TIME CAPSULE IN OAKLAND

MID CENTURY LOVING COUPLE MAKES A TIME CAPSULE IN OAKLAND

We just wrapped up another fantastic shoot with the lovely people over at Curbed SF! A huge thank you to Mary Jo and her crew for making this happen! Make sure to check out the full article here.

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HOUSE OF THE FUTURO

HOUSE OF THE FUTURO

The Futuro House was designed by Matti Suuronen as a portable ski chalet in 1968. In total, less than 100 were built during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Futuro is constructed of reinforced fiberglass, polyester-polyurethane, and measures 13 feet high and 26 feet in diameter.

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FOR THE GOOD OF WOOD

Wood can say a lot about a mid century furniture piece. You can tell where it was manufactured, when it was produced, and how it's been taken care of over the decades. Teak, rosewood, mahogany, and walnut were all major materials used during the 50s and 60s, and America, Britain, and Denmark each had their wood of preference. We've put together a little guide to help you not only recognize...

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