Blog Category: Furniture Design

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Honest Design

November 5th, 2010

Following my interview with Jason Wismar (see 10/15 post), a discussion about ‘honest’ design and architecture arose. I was first […]

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Jørn Utzon

November 3rd, 2010

The Danish master with the Australian chef-d’oeuvre

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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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The Bookshelf: the mirror

August 3rd, 2010

In any given home, the bookshelf is the most revealing decorative element. What does your bookshelf say about you?

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An Ergonomic Evalution of Midcentury Modern Chairs

June 3rd, 2010

A scientific study of the comfort (or lack thereof) of some of the most popular and iconic mid-century modern chairs.

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UPDATE: Michael McDougall – Urban Planner, Architect, & Furniture Designer

April 16th, 2010

Beautiful lounge chairs designed by architect Michael McDougall scheduled for restoration and upholstery at Danish Teak Classics

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How Secretaries Changed the 20th-Century Office: Design, Image, and Culture

March 12th, 2010

The current exhibit at the Goldstein Museum takes a look at how the addition of women in the workplace changed furniture design, fashion, and pop culture stereotypes.

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‘GOOD’ DESIGN IN AMERICA

February 26th, 2009

Scandinavian designers have long valued good craftsmanship. When this methodology was applied to the simplicity of the modern style in […]

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EARLY DANISH MODERN AND THE ENGLISH INFLUENCE

February 26th, 2009

During the mid-nineteenth century, England experienced exponential growth in industrial production methods influenced by a seemingly endless supply of new […]

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HISTORICISM IN DANISH MODERNISM

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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SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN AND WWII

February 8th, 2009

Scandinavian Modern seems to have exploded onto the American market and throughout the rest of Western Europe post-WWII, however, the […]

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