Isamu Noguchi’s belief that sculpture could be a vital force in everyday life contributed to a legacy that integrated Japanese and American heritage.
Some innovations are heralded as turning points for civilization. The wheel propelled us great distances, the combustion engine transformed lives, and the television transported us to imagined lands. The chair doesn’t tend to receive quite the same status, despite literally lifting humans off the ground. But what started as something purely utilitarian has morphed into…
Steeped in practicality, yet brimming with Midcentury cool and bursting with technological advancements, the designs of Charles and Ray Eames were as thrilling to their post-war audiences as they are timeless today. Underpinning it all was a design philosophy with an elegantly simple and enduringly modern approach that furthered technology and created a legacy that…
Details mattered to Kaare Klint. Every nut, bolt and strut, had a purpose that was aesthetically striking, technically perfect, and searingly practical.
Antique tapestries have enjoyed renewed popularity, so much so that Architectural Digest named antique tapestry wall hangings one of their key interior trends for 2022.
The Countess de Fiesque traded a whole wheat farm for a Venetian mirror, and considered it a bargain. Learn about the social history of the antique mirror.
Alvar Aalto is celebrated as the inventor of bent plywood furniture; even if his name doesn’t ring a bell, you'll recognise his influence on design.
After a year that was tumultuous to say the least, who wouldn’t want to come home to a Zen-like retreat? Explore these Zen design ideas to create a sense of calm at home.
Learn more about the fascinating world of textile art, from historical examples and cultural traditions to the modern market for textiles at auction.
Look at a selection of vintage and antique lamps from a variety of eras and explore how lighting can be a piece of art in its own right.