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How to infuse mid-century modern vibe into your house

Mid-century modernism is more than just a home design trend. It’s an actual movement, a conglomerate of artists, architects, craftsmen of all kinds. There are a lot of ways you can put it into your house, but it has to be a dedicated effort, one that transcends mere aesthetic pleasure.Accomplishing this is not as hard as it sounds. After all, aesthetic pleasure thrived within the work of the

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Design as Icon: The Womb Chair

Design as Icon: The Womb Chair

Created in 1946, the Womb chair was designed to try and retrieve a feeling of comfort that, according to its designer, could not be felt by anyone after they’d left their mother’s womb. It’s a primal kind of comfort, one that has to do with surrendering oneself to the chair.Though its name and description might point out to a particular demographic, the Womb chair is definitely not for babie

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How our Iconic Eames Lounge Chair Replica is made from Start to Finish

How our Iconic Eames Lounge Chair Replica is made from Start to Finish

As you might already know, the Eames lounge chair is a very coveted object in today’s market. Anyone who knows something about home design has wanted to own one or at least sit on one for a brief period of time. It can’t be helped, it’s too appealing, but how does it come to life?The process of making an Eames lounge chair hasn’t changed much since its inception. The chair has been in produc

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Eames Lounge Chair Replica is becoming more Popular, and this is why

Eames Lounge Chair Replica is becoming more Popular, and this is why

These past few years there has been a newfound interest by furniture enthusiasts, professionals, and content writers regarding pieces form the mid-century modernist period of American and European design, more particularly the Eames couple’s Lounge chair and Ottoman.Thanks to this comeback, there are currently dozens of different replicas on the market, and some of them of very good quality

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The Chair that changed my life

The Chair that changed my life

I am writing this post to talk about comfort. Nowadays it’s really easy to get if you know where to look, especially in furniture. We’ve made so many advancements in craftsmanship and materials that it’s really hard to find a bad chair on the regular market.However, this doesn’t mean every item of furniture is at the same level of quality. The truth is design influences the end product even

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Designer of the Week: Arne Jacobsen

Designer of the Week: Arne Jacobsen

Copenhagen, 1902. Danish merchant Johan Jacobsen and his wife Pouline, a bank clerk, have just given birth to a son that they named Arne. The child’s restlessness and artistic prowess both flourish at the same time on his early school years, setting the stage for one of the most important legacies in Danish furniture and design.Suggested Item: Swan ChairTravelling across the world, Jaco

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Top 5 Most Wanted Furniture Items This Black Friday

Top 5 Most Wanted Furniture Items This Black Friday

We’re only a week away from one of the most awaited days of the American calendar. Black Friday is here, and with it come discounts and sales that will, like every year, probably upend the lives and wallets of many frenzied buyers.That being said, furniture dealers are also counted among the businesses that will offer reduced prices this fall, so here’s your chance to get your hands on one (o

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Designer of the Week - Hans Wegner

Designer of the Week - Hans Wegner

Creator of the iconic, and weird, Flag Halyard chair, the Peacock chair, and a 1949 design that’s just called “The Chair”, we present to you Hans Jorgensen Wegner: Danish furniture designer, pioneer, iconoclast, and artist.Born in Tønder, south Denmark, in 1914, Wegner was the son of a cobbler, and became pretty interested with craftsmanship at a very early age. He worked as a child app

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Why the Flag Halyard Chair Matters: A little history on one of the weirdest mid-century designs

Why the Flag Halyard Chair Matters: A little history on one of the weirdest mid-century designs

The Flag Halyard chair is really something to look at in terms of design and construction, but not everyone loves it. Some people deem it just “too weird”, almost like it doesn’t belong in any home. It has a museum quality to it, that’s true, but this doesn’t mean you can’t use it as furniture.Designed by Hans Wegner in the 1940s, the idea for the Flag Halyard chair supposedly comes

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Black Friday Favorites with Free Shipping!

Black Friday Favorites with Free Shipping!

Black Friday is upon us! Two weeks and a couple of days from now, people around the US will be able to get a lot of desired items at great discounts, so why not seize the opportunity and furnish your home with a couple of free-shipping best sellers?At Manhattan Home Design, the best pieces of furniture come with free shipping to ensure that they keep selling and embellishing the homes of peopl

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Aspirational Armchairs from Manhattan Home Design

Aspirational Armchairs from Manhattan Home Design

Ah, the armchair. Some hate it, some prefer long couches, but the truth is we can’t live without it. The armchair (like its partner, the lounge chair) is more than just a place to rest your backside. Depending on the model you get and the room you put it in, it can become a very private, intimate individual space.There are many choices when it comes to armchairs, and mid-century modernist des

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The Oakland Museum’s outstanding Eames exhibition: go have a look!

The Oakland Museum’s outstanding Eames exhibition: go have a look!

Featuring the most iconic renditions of design masterminds Ray and Charles Eames, the Oakland Museum is currently having an expo that includes all of your mid-century favorites by the couple. The room was unveiled a month or so ago, but it will be open to the public until next February, so you still have plenty of time to get a closer, more intimate look at the best-of-the-best in home design

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