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Designer of the Week: Robin Day

Designer of the Week: Robin Day

Mr. Robin Day, OBE, and a Fellow of the British Royal Chartered Society of Designers, was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England in 1915. Along with his wife, Lucienne Day (a renowned British textile designer) he created modern pieces of furniture that helped Britain get into the mid-century modernist craze.Suggested Item: Best SellersHigh Wycombe was already famous as a furniture

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Manhattan Home Design offers exclusive deals in-store!

This year, Manhattan Home Design is offering some of their best pieces of furniture at their NYC showroom. The lucky visitors will have access to a great deal of perks (including free parking!), and will be able to satisfy their mid-century modern cravings by looking at some of their most iconic representatives.Suggested Item: Eames Lounge ChairMHD’s showroom is packed with goodies: it’s

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Manhattan Home Design - 10% off, site wide Black Friday Sale!

Manhattan Home Design - 10% off, site wide Black Friday Sale!

We are just days away from the best Friday of the year and Manhattan Home Design has already unveiled their discount sale: 10% off every item on their site with the BLACKFRIDAY coupon code. That means you’ll be able to get those items that you’ve always wanted for a tad less than you expected (saving enough to buy something extra, maybe?).The MHD catalog is vast and varied so let’s look at s

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Buy Your Eames Lounge Chair Replica Now - It’s about to skyrocket in price

Buy Your Eames Lounge Chair Replica Now - It’s about to skyrocket in price

If you’ve ever wanted to feel true comfort, as warm and flexible as a well-used first baseman’s mitt, then you should make a decision quickly, because the Eames loungers are about to skyrocket in price! Catch yourself a well-made replica before it’s too late!Why should I buy an Eames Lounge chair?This is a question that has served as the subtitle of many an article, including ours. The truth

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Designer of the Week: George Nelson

Designer of the Week: George Nelson

If you type “George Nelson” into a search engine, odds are you’re going to get the profile of a prolific bank robber, also known as “Baby Face” Nelson, who worked closely with John Dillinger in the 1920s and died tragically (and very criminally) at the tender age of 25.Suggested Item: Best SellersDirect your gaze a little bit further down, however, and Wikipedia will offer you the profil

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Designer of the Week: Achille Castiglioni - Featuring the Arco Lamp!

Designer of the Week: Achille Castiglioni - Featuring the Arco Lamp!

Eight months ago, art and design enthusiasts around the world celebrated the 100th birthday of Achille Castiglioni, one of the foremost Italian designers of the mid-century modernist period, and co-creator of the inimitable, unparalleled Arco lamp.Born in Milan in 1918, Achille showed an early passion for the artistic world. Such love was encouraged by his father Giannino, already a famous sc

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Designer of the Week: Charles Pollock

Designer of the Week: Charles Pollock

If you’ve seen an episode, almost any episode of Mad Men, there’s a huge chance you might have encountered Charles Pollock’s work in the form of a quiet, almost undiscernible office chair. We don’t blame you if you missed it, after all, it’s hard to look past the Saarinens and the Wegners and the Eameses. Besides, Pollock barely has a Wikipedia page.This is why, to add to his much-deserved vin

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Designer of the week: Gerrit Rietveld

Designer of the week: Gerrit Rietveld

The Dutch were always a very influential part of the Scandinavian Modern movement, if not the most important, as many would argue. From those influential designers, Gerrit Thomas Rietveld stands for his mastery, and for his simplicity. He’s primarily remembered for the Red and Blue chair, but also for his Rietveld Schröder House, a UNESCO World Heritage site.Having an architectural constructio

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Designer of the week: Walter Gropius

Designer of the week: Walter Gropius

It seems that finally our Designer of the Week series has led us to the source, the one person that started it all (at least at the Bauhaus). Walter Gropius is, to many people, the patriarch of European modernist design, and there are many reasons why, so let’s start digging.Walter Adolph Georg Gropius was born in 1883 in Berlin, at the height of the German Empire. There’s a much-repeated lege

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Designer of the Week: Frank Lloyd Wright

Designer of the Week: Frank Lloyd Wright

Furniture was an essential part of Frank Lloyd Wright’s philosophy and upbringing as a designer, even though most people know him as the creator of organic architecture. His most famous work, the Fallingwater house, sits atop a small waterfall in Pennsylvania, deep into the Laurel Highlands.Frank Lincoln Wright was born in Wisconsin in 1867. Both of his parents were teachers, but his father w

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Designer of the week: Florence Knoll

Designer of the week: Florence Knoll

Knoll is a big name in furniture, and we don’t necessarily mean Florence. The name itself represents the big conglomerate that she helped found, but that sometimes contributed to her overshadowing.Florence Schust, however, was born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1917. She married and took the last name of industrialist Hans Knoll in 1946, but by that time she already had a very interesting reputation

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Remembering that time when Nike made an ELC-inspired sneaker

Remembering that time when Nike made an ELC-inspired sneaker

In 2014, a group of news outlet broke the news that Nike had produced a special-edition sneaker that was inspired by the wood working of Charles and Ray Eames, with certain distinctive features that were reminiscent of their most iconic piece, the Eames Lounge chair and ottoman. The shoe is not strictly a company product, but rather a gorgeous exploration of the Eameses design legacy by Frenc

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