Mid-Century Modern Architects and Designers

Architects and Their Chairs “K”

Architects and Their Chairs “K”

"K" is for Kurokawa Kisho Kurokawa struggled to get commissions early in his career and was so poor he made his models from noodles, photographed them after they were dry, then cooked and ate them. SMH.comau *Kurokawa, was a founding member of the influential...

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Architects and Their Chairs “J”

Architects and Their Chairs “J”

  "J" is for Juhl   Finn Juhl (30 January 1912 – 17 May 1989) was a Danish architect, interior and industrial designer. Juhl was most notably known for his furniture design and for introducing Danish Modern to America in the 1940's. "Juhl’s life was, in fact, a...

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Architects and Their Chairs “I”

Architects and Their Chairs “I”

                         "I" is for Isozaki Arata Isozaki was born in Oita City, Japan, in 1931. He studied with Kenzo Tange, one of Japan's leading modern architects, at the University of Tokyo from 1950 to 1954.  He worked for Tange for a number of years and then...

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Calatrava’s Milwaukee Art Museum

Calatrava’s Milwaukee Art Museum

Calatrava Museum of Art Milwaukee… As my beloved mom use to say, “beauty is as beauty does” and the art museum fulfilled that dictum of beautiful form and successful function. It is truly a “precious” museum, full of substance but not overwhelming, a perfect amuse bouche.

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Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid  1950-2016

Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid 1950-2016

With a sad heart I thought I would share some quotes, some posts and just a smattering of the rich legacy Zaha left behind....     "Zaha Hadid’s work transcended a specific gender, religion, culture or space." SyndiGate.info http://www.albawaba.com/via...

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Bauhaus color

Bauhaus color

The walls are painted to match the architectonic divisions of the room precisely. Just as the room is divided into two sections, the ceiling is divided into two rectangular fields of color. Sourced through Scoop.it from: thecharnelhouse.org great images and written as...

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Architects and Their Chairs “E”

Architects and Their Chairs “E”

                        "E" is for Eiermann Egon Eiermann 1948 Egon Eiermann (September 29, 1904 – July 20, 1970) was one of Germany's most prominent architects in the second half of the 20th century. A functionalist, his major works include: the textile mill at...

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