A necessity for exquisite and well made mid-century furnishings at an approachable value arose in 2009 which led to founding Natural Modernism in Brooklyn, New York. Hardwoods still make themselves welcome in the trendy house in chair frames and tables, paired with cozy wool upholstery and heat finishes. From Noguchi’s iconic designs and mid-century slab tables to futuristic steel ottomans and bent glass shapes, a contemporary coffee table is often one half practical floor, and one part sculptural art.
For some people, the objects of best appeal are the experiments in tubular-steel furnishings, the so-known as industrial aesthetic, of the Bauhaus designers; for others it’s the sculptural and fantastically crafted designs in wood which can be related to the Scandinavians; and there are those who want the colourful plastics of the Popera, or maybe the work of just a single designer.
From chaise sectionals with extra leg room to recliners… Read the rest