Call it the “Mad Men” effect: Modern design has never been more in-demand. Looking to add some sleek modern flair to your home? Our editors have chosen 7 works from renowned makers of the 20th century – from Scandinavia to America and beyond.
Whimsy and innovation collide in Frank Gehry’s “Power Play” chair – inspired by the structure of wooden apple crates that Gehry played with as a child.
Charles and Ray Eames’ classic DAR chair is always in demand (and two is always better than one).
Artist Enrico Castellani’s sublime amalgamation of repetitive form and monochromatic color creates a meditative piece to complement a modern aesthetic.
Eero Saarinen’s ‘Tulip’ table presents a pop of color to offer a bright and sunny place to gather with family and friends.
Talk about “halo effect”: Poul Henningsen’s layered lighting concepts offer a pared-down glow.
Industrial engineer Marc Newson’s innovative “Embryo Chair” – made of neoprene, the same material used to make wetsuits.
Inspired by forms found in the natural world, designs by mid-century Italian ceramicist Axel Salto offset the spare composition of modern furniture. Placed atop a Josef Frank cabinet? Perfetto.
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