Blog Category: Designers

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The Lines We Draw

May 12th, 2011

I had been struggling for a topic this week, but there have been a few seemingly unrelated thoughts that have been flittering […]

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The Airport Series

March 15th, 2011

When airline travel was glamorous…

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Poul Henningsen

October 13th, 2010

The man behind the legendary lamp and the influence you may not have known he had.

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Alvar Aalto: Architecture, Modernity, and Geopolitics

September 29th, 2010

Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen provides a new and insightful look into the mind and architecture of Alvar Aalto. While being one of the most celebrated mid-century Modern architects, it seems little was known about his intent or inspiration until now.

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MY PARADISE & the invisible element of place

July 12th, 2010

American Swedish Institute, Wednesday June 14th 7:00pm, ongoing exhibit through October 10th 2010

Don’t miss this gem of an exhibition at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. A combined display of a show traveling all the way from Finland, titled ‘A Hundred Years of Finnish Architects Summer Homes’, architectural photos and scale models, plus featured work by Minnesota’s own Finnish Architect superhero David Salmela.

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Finn Juhl teak bowls for Kay Bojesen Modeller

May 16th, 2010

We are currently restoring the highly collectible 1951 Finn Juhl teak salad bowl and I will post restoration pics soon! Check out the neat vintage photos of Finn and his designs on exhibit!

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Artek 401 Armchair by Alvar Aalto

May 1st, 2010

Evolved from his design of the Paimio sanatorium in Finland, these Aalto chairs have quite an interesting history.

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February 26th, 2009

From many aspects, Modernism can be seen as a movement that broke from the influences of the past. Many Modern […]

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