19 JUN 2014

Art and Architecture - American Modern Pairs

The furniture we feature in our store wouldn't be remembered in quite the same way without the designers, photographers and editors who bring these pieces to life. This month we've been inspired by the fabulous design throughout our store from the United States.

To highlight our American pieces, we've paired up a few of our favourite products with a cover illustration from pivotal California-based magazine, Arts and Architecture. ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE We are lucky enough to own a small, prized collection of Arts and Architecture magazines. The characters, content and covers of this periodical have achieved a cult status for modernist fans. You may already be aware of the impact this magazine has had on modernist design. The lengthy trail of iconic names involved with the magazine is staggering. Even more impressive is the committment the magazine showed to it's purpose, focusing on what was avante garde in architecture, art and music. It stayed current while the world recovered from war, leaving an exciting space for design to flourish. Arts and Architecture was published monthly between 1949 and 1967. As editor until 1962, John Entenza sponsored the development and documentation of the Case Study Houses and himself lived in a house designed as part of the program, designed by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen. The history of the magazine and the CSH project is worth more of a read when you get a minute. The includes a foreword by editor David Travers and links to the original announcement on the Case Study House program. Visit artsandarchitecture.com FEATURING 1 / Early Eames DAX Chairs 2 / Ib Kofod Larsen Reclining Armchair for Selig 3 / Kent Coffey 'Forum' Tallboy Drawers 4 / Atomic Style American Bullet Lamp 5 / Paul McCobb 'Planner Group' Dining Suite 6 / Greta von Nessen Lamp 7 / Eames PSCC Task Chair for Herman Miller 8 / Charles Pollock Executive Chairs for Knoll in Wool 9 / Broyhill Brasilia Librenza

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