Since when vintage became a trend, Mid-century modern furniture designers started to be the most requested ones for projects of interior design.
Every vintage design lover will certainly know who were the architects/designers that gave the biggest contribution to mid-century modern design; we will introduce you six of them.
The Eameses: Charles and Ray
Charles and Ray Eames are definitely two of the interior designers we cannot avoid mentioning when we speak about midcentury modern furniture. Born at the beginning of the 20th century, the Eameses are known for their groundbreaking contributions to architecture, furniture design, industrial design and manufacturing, and the photographic arts. Colour furnitures made of bent plywood and plastic chairs are representative of their design style.
Bertoia is famous for his “sound art” along with free-form works and bush-shaped designs made of welded metal.
In particular, he realised a great collection for the American brand Knoll, that included – among the others – the “Diamond Chairs”, shown in the picture. They are composed by a base of lattice-like metal (which can be seen from the back) with a fabric cover. As it happened for most Knoll designs from the ’50s, these chairs were made over a long period of time.
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
Ludwig is another designer that worked for Knoll. He is regarded as a pioneer of modernist architecture, in fact he introduced a new architectural style, composed by industrial steel and plate glass for interior ambiences.
The Barcelona chair is his most famous creation, and it was originally made for the International Exposition of 1929 that took place in Barcelona.
Marcel Breuer worked mainly in Germany for the Bauhaus Art school. Among his design works, the most appreciated one is the Wassily Chair, also called the Model B3 Chair, a chair in tubular steel, that during the 1930’s became a symbol of advancements in material and technology.
Arne Jacobsen drew inspiration from the modernist creations of Charles and Ray Eames, starting an outstanding career in design. His majestic Egg Chair is one of his most well known designs, and one of the most popular among fans of modernist furnishings. It is still being produced today.
Evans’ furnitures are known for the use of sculpted metals including bronze, stainless steel, and copper with a strong Brutalism influence. His tables usually consist of a geometric mass of metal or wood and they are known for being heavy and massive or, on the contrary, shiny and angular.
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