Mid-Century meets Iconic Modern

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Furniture as art and the real rules behind the right accessories

Connect the Dots

Which came first — the furry chair or the pop art? The Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Ansel Chair superseded the Damien Hirst Litho. That voluminous texture begs for a partner that parades order and symmetry. In addition, the minimal Rodin-esque sculpture grounds the colorful wall art — a striking silhouette.

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Lily White
Use neutral palettes to bridge different silhouettes in the room. A white chair, in an artful or unusual shape is as much thought-provoking installation as it is a place for relaxation.

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Room for Squares
The accessories personalize the room. The playful vibe of the blocks complements the more serious color and silhouettes the living space. 

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Tip the Scale
Keep in mind scale, texture, and color story. The designers took into account the neutrality of the space and shook it up by adding some chunkier pieces (hello, giant bowl and mega kettle), while incorporating simplistic pops of color (limes for days). When in doubt, clean lines always lend a helping hand for cohesiveness. 

Art and function play together in this chaise by Eames  — designed in 1948, but it looks like something from the 21st century.


Photography by Adam Milliron

Met Sofa by Cassina; Collection of 19 Lucite Cubes by Veliza Mihich circa 1988; Oly Coffee Table
Saarinen Tulip Chairs by Knoll 
Eames La Chaise chair and Platner Side Table