bauhaus beauty | master class | refined retro

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Graham Atkins-Hughes

This room is from the Inadomi House, designed in the 60s by prolific California architect Richard Neutra.


As the saying goes, Necessity is the mother of invention. Post-war designers took that one step further. With extravagant materials in short supply, they created attractive and durable pieces from common stock: steel, aluminum, plywood, and synthetics. Almost as if trying to shake the recent memory of hard times, the era promoted collaboration and the move toward color, curves, and playful patterns. It's no wonder these icons—both the designers and their designs—are still so beloved today.

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Nomade Express

Nomade Express Sofa Bed
from Ligne Roset

Simple, stylish, and functional! A throwback to the prevalent designs of the '50s.

Limited Edition Arco Floor Lamp

Limited Edition Arco Floor Lamp
from Flos

The genius of Achille Castiglioni, on display here: This collectible classic is numbered and signed by the artist.

Kyoko Velvet Black Bean

Kyoto Velvet Black Bean
from Company C

A playful pattern not unlike mid-century designer Alexander Girard's colorful and charming creations.

EamesĀ® Molded Plastic Rocker (RAR)

Eames® RAR Rocker
from Design Within Reach

Here's just one of many stellar designs from the husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames.

Tusk Oval Coffee Table

Tusk Oval Coffee Table
from Gregg Lipton

This piece is very transitional, working in either contemporary or traditional settings.

Poppies Flame

Poppies Flame
from ASHA

A departure from grays, the vibrant hues and bold graphic nature of this rug lends itself to mid-century settings.

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