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Great Mid-Century Designers 101--Canadian Edition, Part Three

01 July, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

Our series on great Canadian mid-century designers concludes with this post, where we’ll talk about a few well-known designers and manufacturers and highlight some iconic mid-century pieces by Canadian designers.

Great Mid-Century Designers 101--Canadian Edition, Part Two

27 June, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

Our series on great Canadian mid-century designers continues. In this post, we will provide brief profiles of some of the more prominent Canadian designers of the era. Some were born here and some moved here from Europe, bringing their ideas about modern design with them. 

Great Mid-Century Designers 101--Canadian Edition, Part One

14 June, 2017 1 comment Leave a comment

With nationwide celebrations of our country’s 150th birthday taking place next month, we figured it’s the perfect time to shift the focus of our “Great Mid-Century Designers” series to Canada. In a short series of posts, we’ll look at the evolution of Canadian modern furniture and shine a spotlight on our most iconic mid-century designers.

Read Part 2 in our series here

Great Mid-Century Designers 101: Greta Grossman

03 May, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

Greta Grossman has been described as a female pioneer and design icon, a mover and shaker in the male-dominated world of mid-century architecture and design. Her career trajectory is an interesting one: breaking barriers in her native Sweden; achieving fame and acquiring an A-list clientele after relocating to Los Angeles; and falling into obscurity from the 1960s until very recently when a 2010 exhibit of her work helped re-establish her name, returning this “unsung hero” of design to “her rightful place as a pivotal pioneer of mid-century modernism.” 

Thanks Blog TO and our Customers

26 April, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

We wanted to thank all of our customers and Blog TO for recognizing us as one of the best vintage furniture stores in Toronto.

Full article can be found here.

BEST VINTAGE STORES IN TORONTO. 

 

Great Mid-Century Designers 101: Florence Knoll

22 March, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

When describing her work, Florence Knoll has said that she did not merely decorate space—she created it. Her design legacy proves the truth of that statement. She did far more than just place furniture in a room.

Great Mid-Century Designers 101: Charles and Ray Eames

22 February, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

Eames is an instantly recognizable name in the annals of mid-century design. The husband and wife team continually pushed the envelope as they sought to design practical, functional, and cost-effective furniture.

How to Buy a Sofa—Five Steps for Doing It Right

08 February, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

In most homes, sofas are high traffic pieces of furniture. When buying a sofa, you want to make sure you’re getting something that can stand up to heavy use for many years to come. Here are five steps you can take to be successful at sofa shopping.

Selling to VHB

23 January, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

Are you looking to sell your Mid Century Modern furniture? Do you buy furniture?

Great Danish Designers 101: Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen

30 November, 2016 1 comment Leave a comment

Peter Hvidt trained as an architect and cabinetmaker in Copenhagen. He created his influential Portex chair in 1944 but would realize his biggest achievement in 1950 with the AX chair, designed in partnership with architect and furniture designer Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen. The two worked together for 31 years, designing pieces for renowned Danish manufacturers like Fritz Hansen, France & Son, and Søborg Møbelfabrik. Scandinavian Modern notes that a common feature of the partners’ work was the construction of designs in solid wood, including “classics” like their storage units, day beds, and tables that are still highly sought after today. (Scandinavian.Modern, R & Company)

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