Monday, March 22, 2010

Mid-Century Discoveries — Pt. 1

Over the weekend I became acquainted with the work of two mid-century designers. The first, Peter Hvidt (1916 - 1986), was trained as an architect and cabinetmaker at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. In 1944 he opened his furniture design office with Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen. I find their designs to be quite subtle and intellectual.

This versatile pinwheel table is ingenious.

I love the wood arm detail on these simple sofas.

The iconic "AX" chair (1954)is featured at the MOMA.

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