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    Bentwood 24-23 Armchairs by František Jirák for Tatra, 1960s, Set of 2

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    This beautiful pair of bentwood beech armchairs were produced by Tatra Nábytok in the 1950s - 1960s. With a clean, simple and very elegant curving line, the armchairs are a perfect choice to any contemporary interior. The armchairs were fully restored and reupholstered with a lovely pink fabric so they are in very good vintage condition.
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    Beautiful Vintage German armchairs, Set of two, 1970s

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    The beautiful pair of vintage armchairs produced in Germany in the 1970s. Full restored and refurnishing with a spotted light brown upholstery, the armchairs overlook an elegant line and can be an interesting accent in any modern interior. The armchairs are in very good vintage condition.
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    Elegant Danish extendable 3 seats sofa in teak, 1970s

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    Elegant sofa bed made of teak wood in Denmark, in the 1970s. With a wool upholstery in brown, grey and cream colours, this items are in very good vintage condition. The minimalist and modern look is emblematic for the Scandinavian furniture of that time. The armrests are quite sculptural and features the iconic organic lines of Nordic design. This 3 seats sofa can prove itself very practical because is extendable, so you can use it also as a bed.
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    Beautiful Danish armchairs in teak, set of two, 1970s

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    Two beautiful armchairs made of teak wood in Denmark, in the 1970s. With a wool upholstery in brown, grey and cream colours, this items are in very good vintage condition. The minimalist and modern look is emblematic for the Scandinavian furniture of that time. The armrests are quite sculptural and features the iconic organic lines of Nordic design.
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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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