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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Design Book: Mid-Century Modern


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky
3 Comments » | Published in Design Books, Design Press, Vintage Looks, Vintage Modern, modern inspiration  |  3 Comments

One of the most inspiring books on my shelf is Mid-Century Modern by Bradley Quinn. Though I picked it up a few years ago (2004, about the time this blog began to come together), I pull it down again and again to admire the textiles, furniture, accessories and even the wood paneling. It’s just a perfect tome – this is one every modern library should have. Here is just a little schmear of proof:

Sultry Panton S-Chairs-OOHLALA!

A Killer Sputnick Light Fixture Adds a KAPOW!

This is such a great mix: The wide pine boards on the floor are so 1800′s New England, the room seems to have Georgian/Deco traditional detailing, the Persian rug is straight out of some Yale professor’s office, the light fixture and chairs are totally mid-c-modern and the biomorphic Paul Frankltable is totally stepping out into bravura modern – YOWZAH!

all photographs from Mid-Century Modern. Top photo by Verne Fotografie, second by unknown , third by Ray Main/Mainstream

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!



  1. Liza Alrick says:

    September 3rd, 2009 at 8:51 pm (#)

    Oh boy. This one’s pretty much a must-buy for me. Thank you for the proof! That second photo is perfect.

  2. Jem N' Tonic says:

    September 17th, 2009 at 4:49 am (#)

    THose chairs third photo have a very clean and interesting look to them. I like those a lot.

  3. VintageRetro says:

    June 21st, 2010 at 10:13 am (#)

    Those chairs are Verner Panton design. You’re right, super sexy look..

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