Simple & Sophisticated

The Barcelona chair looks as modern now as it did when introduced nearly 90 years ago The height of sophistication is simplicity.” Editor, playwright, U.S. Ambassador and one-time Union City, […]

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The Nature of Simplicity

Angered when his design is copied, Isamu Noguchi retaliates by creating a new masterpiece of restraint and modern elegance. Geometry meets nature in the Noguchi coffee table, a 1944 design […]

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Symbol of Space

Light fixture symbolizes the optimism of new frontiers. Your first glimpse of a Sputnik chandelier might give you an out-of-this-world moment, and that was exactly the intention. The central orb and […]

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Have a Seat

Ingenuity—and possibly a little disingenuity— mark the history of the popular Adirondack chair. Proving there is beauty in simplicity, the Adirondack chair has unassumingly become an icon of summer. How […]

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Shades of Light

The Tiffany lamp is an icon of Art Nouveau style with a history of innovation, imitation and a little mystery. Turn on a Tiffany lamp and the stained-glass shade comes […]

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Cooking Up Nostalgia

The AGA cooker has traveled a storied path since its introduction as a multipurpose appliance and now stands ready for its second century. The gleaming stainless steel ranges that dominate […]

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Modern Times

The end of World War II unleashed playful yet sophisticated designs for the home, including wall clocks. In some cases the best way to describe something is to say what […]

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Bertoia Diamond Chair

Sculpture takes a seat in this midcentury modern design. The criss-crossed steel rods of the Diamond Chair look like netting casually draped over, well, nothing. But that delicate appearance belies […]

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Big Ben

A “beautiful and punctual sleepmeter”. It was the reason you woke up each morning, the first sound you heard, the first thing you reached for and, no, it wasn’t your […]

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