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Tips On Incorporating Mid-Century Design Into Your Spaces

Tips On Incorporating Mid-Century Design Into Your Spaces

We are delighted to have been featured in REDFIN's blog: Why Style Your Home From A Century That's So Mid? with other design experts, each possessing a wealth of experience, as we all share our invaluable knowledge to guide you through the art of styling your home with the iconic Mid-Century Modern design.

Read the full blog here.

From navigating the intricacies of color balance to orchestrating the perfect ensemble of accents, REDFIN curates a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the nuanced world of Mid-Century Modern design.  

Whether you're navigating the challenges of a compact New York apartment or reveling in the expansive possibilities of a larger open-concept house in LA, these experts have you covered. Each piece of advice is tailored to empower you in creating a space that not only mirrors your personal style but also pays homage to the enduring charm of Mid-Century Modern aesthetics.

Dive into the details and nuances that make Mid-Century Modern a design language that stands the test of time. 

Get tips on incorporating Mid-Century design into your spaces here

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The Untamed Genius of Paul Evans

The Untamed Genius of Paul Evans

This past summer we had the opportunity to be included in In Collects article about the polarizing American-born designer, Paul Evans, and his contribution to the history of American furniture design and thriving contemporary market. 

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Paul Evans Signed Stalagmite Bronze Mid Century Modern Coffee Table

Paul Evans was constantly innovating, and as a leader of the Craft movement, no two pieces are the same. Each piece communicates his exuberance, passion, and fearlessness in manipulating materials in new ways. He was prolific, creating a new design almost every 6 months, which is why collectors are drawn to Evan’s work.

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Paul Evans Signed Stalagmite Bronze Mid Century Modern Coffee Table :  A stunning brutalist Paul Evans PE-128 coffee table which was part of the "Sculptured Metal Collection" for Directional. This dramatic cocktail table is comprised of a dark patinated bronze which has been artistically sculpted over a steel base in a stalagmite formation, presenting an arresting composition. The bronze peaks and troughs support a circular glass top. This Stalagmite cocktail table features the incised signature and date "PE79" by the artist, which can be seen in the photo gallery and denotes the production year of 1979.

Evans & The American Craft Movement:

The American Craft movement celebrates creation, and Paul Evans’s radical works further pushed the boundaries. The Craft movement rejected mass-produced design, and Evans’s innovative use of metal meant that no two pieces were the same, making him one of the leaders of this period. He smashes the boundaries that define  art, sculpture, and furniture, eliciting debates between collectors, admirers, and peers as to whether his pieces were “good” or “bad, ugly or beautiful”Conversation always elicits an appreciation for his work and why we at Hobbs Modern always look for his pieces. We love designs that bring about conversation and Paul Evans' work is  functional art.  We love designs that can be both, and Paul Evans’s work epitomizes that juxtaposition.

Read more at The Untamed Genius of Paul Evans by Benjamin Genocchio for In Collect. 

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Studio Henree : Show + Tell with Hobbs Modern: Redefining Midcentury Modern Furniture

Studio Henree : Show + Tell with Hobbs Modern: Redefining Midcentury Modern Furniture
Last month we had the opportunity to show our workshop and love of mid-century design with Emily Taber-Moore, Owner + Principal of Studio Henree. After our visit, she wrote a blog post that dives into the significance of vintage furniture and explores why vintage furniture and restoration are essential for preserving the past and shaping the future of design. Continue reading

Brazilian Design Icon: Percival Lafer

Brazilian Design Icon:  Percival Lafer
Percival Lafer is a Brazilian design icon. Considered one of the best-kept secrets in Mid Century Modern, he is now being discovered by a new generation who have fallen in love with his exotic wood, plush leather and exuberant style.  Continue reading

The Master of Masters: Hans Wegner

The Master of Masters: Hans Wegner
“A chair,” according to Danish designer Hans Wegner, “is to have no backside. It should be beautiful from all angles.” This principle guided Wegner in the design of every one of the 500 chairs he developed during his lifetime Continue reading