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  • Pair of Józef Chierowski's 366 armchairs made in Poland
    Pair of Józef Chierowski's 366 armchairs made in Poland

    Pair of Józef Chierowski’s 366 armchairs made in Poland

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    Beautiful pair of Józef Chierowski's 366 armchairs, made in Poland. Featuring the new Atomic Age aesthetics, this items are iconic for the Polish Modernism. The armchairs have been recently restored and are in great condition. Józef Marian Chierowski (1927 – 2007) was an eminent interior and furniture designer.  He graduated from the Faculty of Interior Design at PWSSP in Wrocław, where in 1976 became the Head of the Department of Design. After 1980, he returned to the Department of Interior Design, where he led the Workshop of Furniture Design (together with Piotr Karpiński). He was strongly associated with Dolnośląska Fabryka Mebli (Lower Silesia Furniture Factory) in Świebodzice, where the prototype of the armchair 366, the symbol of the his success, was made. Józef Chierowski’s works can be admired, among other places, in the National Museum in Warsaw.
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  • Beautiful pair of Mid-Century armchairs made in Italy in the 1950s
    Beautiful pair of Mid-Century armchairs made in Italy in the 1950s

    Beautiful pair of Mid-Century armchairs made in Italy in the 1950s

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    Beautiful pair of Mid-Century armchairs made in Italy in the 1950s. Featuring incredibly refined and stylish wooden arm posts and legs, the armchairs have been recently restored and have new upholstery. Also, the strong contrast between the color of the upholstery and the dark wooden elements offers a sophisticated yet modern look. This pair is in great condition and can accommodate an elegant living room, hallway or salon.
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  • Mid-Century table lamp made by Gutilux
    Mid-Century table lamp made by Gutilux

    Set of two Mid-Century table lamp made by Gutilux

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    Set of two vintage table lamp from the 1960's, made by Gutilux (brand marked on the bottom), in Romania. The lamp is made of metal (except the bottom, which is made of plastic). It features the original switch and lightbulb socket and is in good vintage condition.
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  • Atomic Age ceiling lamp made in Belgium, in the 1960s
    Atomic Age ceiling lamp made in Belgium, in the 1960s

    Atomic Age ceiling lamp made in Belgium, in the 1960s

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    Atomic Age ceiling lamp made in Belgium, in the late 1960s. The lamp has 5 spherical lamp shades and is made of metal chrome. The overall look is strongly influenced by Atomic/Space Age aesthetics. It is a spectacular and beautiful piece that can provide any room with a chic look, balancing between a vintage, a contemporary and a futuristic aspect. Well preserved and in full working state, the lamp has its original wiring. Atomic Age in design refers to the period roughly corresponding to 1940–1960 and extending in the 1970s, when concerns about nuclear war dominated Western society during the Cold War. The discovery and development of the Electron microscope had also a huge impact. Architecture, industrial design, commercial design (including advertising), interior design, and fine arts were all influenced by the themes of atomic science, as well as the Space Age, which coincided with that period. Atomic Age design became popular and instantly recognizable, with a use of atomic motifs and space age symbols. Retrofuturism is a current resurgence of interest in Atomic Age design. Free-form organic shapes also appear as a recurring theme in Atomic Age design, reflecting x-ray technology that was becoming more widespread and familiar in pop culture. These botanic designs influenced later Atomic Age patterns that included repeating organic shapes similar to cells and organisms viewed through a microscope. Vital forms, or abstract organic forms, were identified as a core motif.
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The 1950s were marked by optimism, by rebirth, by the desire for a better, snug life. It is then no wonder that today, in the rush of the 21st century, we openly, admiringly and nostalgically look back to the atmosphere of those days.

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Mid-century modern is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design that describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965. The term, employed as a style descriptor as early as the mid-1950s, was reaffirmed in 1983 by Cara Greenberg in the title of her book, Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s (Random House), celebrating the style that is now recognized by scholars and museums worldwide as a significant design movement. The Mid-Century modern movement in the U.S. was an American reflection of the International and Bauhaus movements, including the works of Gropius, Florence Knoll, Le Corbusier and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Though the American component was slightly more organic in form and less formal than the International Style, it is more firmly related to it than any other. Brazilian and Scandinavian architects were very influential at this time, with a style characterized by clean simplicity and integration with nature. Like many of Wright’s designs, Mid-Century architecture was frequently employed in residential structures with the goal of bringing modernism into America’s post-war suburbs. This style emphasized creating structures with ample windows and open floor plans, with the intention of opening up interior spaces and bringing the outdoors in. Many Mid-century houses utilized then-groundbreaking post and beam architectural design that eliminated bulky support walls in favor of walls seemingly made of glass. Function was as important as form in Mid-Century designs, with an emphasis placed specifically on targeting the needs of the average American family. In Europe the influence of Le Corbusier and the CIAM resulted in an architectural orthodoxy manifest across most parts of post-war Europe that was ultimately challenged by the radical agendas of the architectural wings of the avant-garde Situationist International, COBRA, as well as Archigram in London. A critical but sympathetic reappraisal of the internationalist oeuvre, inspired by Scandinavian Moderns such as Alvar Aalto, Sigurd Lewerentz and Arne Jacobsen, and the late work of Le Corbusier himself, was reinterpreted by groups such as Team X, including structuralist architects such as Aldo van Eyck, Ralph Erskine, Denys Lasdun, Jorn Utzon and the movement known in the United Kingdom as New Brutalism. Pioneering builder and real estate developer Joseph Eichler was instrumental in bringing Mid-Century Modern architecture (“Eichler Homes”) to subdivisions in the Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay region of California, and select housing developments on the east coast. George Fred Keck, his brother Willam Keck, Henry P. Glass, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Edward Humrich created Mid-Century Modern residences in the Chicago area. Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House is extremely difficult to heat or cool, while Keck and Keck were pioneers in the incorporation of passive solar features in their houses to compensate for their large glass windows. (source: wikipedia.org)

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