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The Unabridged History of Eero Saarinen’s Tulip Table and Chairs Collection

Elegant, simple, timeless. Eero Saarinen made a promise to clean up “the slum of legs” in the common middle-class home in America. Shying away from his work with the Eames couple, who greatly favored four-leg configurations and star-shaped aluminum bases, he embarked on a journey to discover a new way of looking at dining room …

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The Docomomo Awards Honor Eero Saarinen, The Mastermind Behind the Tulip Table

The image above is a courtesy of the National Park Service on Flickr. Mid-century modernism is different from other styles of furniture in the fact that it pertains to a particular period of time. That period, according to some people, starts around the mid-1930s and ends somewhere around 1965. Other people consider mid-century modernism to …

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The Value of Good Design: MoMA’s Trip Down the Mid-Century Modern Memory Lane

The above photograph credits belong to Allie Caulfield. Found on Flickr. There’s a not-so-new exhibition making the rounds at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. We found out about it through an article on The Detroit News: it is just a small, easy-to-miss, showing of furniture and industrial design, which appropriately greets all …