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    Elegant Mid-Century sofa bed, Denmark, 1970s

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    Elegant Mid-Century sofa bed made of cherry wood in Denmark, in the 1970s. With a newly restored upholstery in dark grey, this items are in excellent vintage condition. The minimalist and modern look is emblematic for the Scandinavian furniture of that time. The cherrywood armrests are quite sculptural and features the iconic organic lines of Nordic design. This sofa can prove itself very practical because is extendable, so you can use it also as a bed.
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    Beautiful dining chairs designed by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti, set of 6, Italy, 1970s

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    Beautiful set of 6 wonderful vintage cantilevered Italian dining chairs designed by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti and manufactured in the 1970s. The original labels are underneath. The bases are polished stainless steel. Some of the original rubber tips are missing, but they were replaced. Founded in the 1950s, Saporiti Italia Group provides advanced design solutions for clients all over the world and is known for its iconic Mid-Century and Space-Age furniture. The chairs are in overall good vintage condition.
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    Scandinavian style set of a two-seater sofa and two armchairs, 1960s

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    Beautiful Scandinavian style Mid-Century set consisting of a two-sear sofa and the armchairs. The set is manufactured in the 1960s in France. This set is very comfortable and shows the lines of the minimalistic and rigorous design of that time. Yet the very optimistic and cheerful upholstery balance the severe look and gives this set an overall contemporary aspect. One of the cushions have a little defect on the back (see the last photo).
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    Argos lounge chairs from Baumann – France, 1980s, set of 2

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    The exquisite Argos chairs are manufactured by Baumann in France, in the early 1980s or late 1970s. Made of beech and plywood, this chairs have very comfortable upholstered seats and backrests. With a modern and fresh look, they features both the futuristic lines of Space Age design and the classical ones of the French Art Deco. Marked by maker, this items are in very good vintage condition and could be a nice addition to any contemporary interior.
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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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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) was a German-American architect. Along with Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius and Frank Lloyd Wright, he is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modernist architecture and design. An innovative architect in 1920’s and 1930’s Germany, Mies was the last director of the Bauhaus,…

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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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