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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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SWEDISH DESIGN: PICTURES OF MATCHSTICK MEN

There was a thread on the Mid Century Modern board on Facebook, about the weirdest thing people has found in their vintage pieces, and everything from drugs (!) to guns (!!) came up as examples. At Mid Century Møbler, we’re not quite as exciting, or rather, the Swedes and Danes that pre-owned our furniture seems to be a less rowdy bunch. We do, however, find stuff in our pieces, and...

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