Just the ticket…

November 5, 2018

for a relaxing sit or restful sleep. The George Nelson Daybed, designed in 1950 is available once again. Produced by Herman Miller, it is lean minimalist seating by day, firm comfortable bed by night. Perfect for that first apartment, a home office/guest room or that modern weekend cabin. My favorite incarnation is as shown in walnut. A light ash finish, brushed or polished metal hairpin legs and dozens of approved Herman Miller Textiles are available options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photos: https://hivemodern.com/pages/product11515/george-nelson-daybed-two-bolsters-wood-taper-legs-herman-miller

 

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Better like this?

June 10, 2016

Or, better like this? ” A chair is to have no backside. It should be beautiful from all sides and angles.” to quote Hans J. Wegner. And who’s going to argue with the designer himself?  Clearly, this icon of mid-century modern Danish design draws you in, front to back. The Ej100 Ox Chair, 1960.

 

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Photos :http://hivemodern.com/pages/product9091/ej100-ox-chair-hans-wegner-erik-jorgensen

 

 

New Year…New Inspiration

January 7, 2016

It can come from anywhere. Take OSB…Oriented Strand Board. An engineered wood particle board formed by adding adhesives to layers of wood flakes and then compressing them. Used in construction in an unsung supporting role for years, OSB’s good looks provide a modern, natural feel when used front and center as a flooring or wall treatment alternative. And, it’s more cost-effective than plywood, so it might be worth considering on your next project. You might just save enough to pick up a little treat like this vintage 1969 Eames Executive Chair.

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top photo: gp , bottom photo via http://plastolux.tumblr.com/

 

 

Cheers!

January 3, 2016

Four years, 415 posts and hundreds of photos… it’s time to celebrate as we move into year five of simplequietmodern. Reviewing the last year you have surprised me yet again by digging into the archives and making some of the earliest posts the ones you favored most in 2015. So cheers to you my readers, followers and friends. Thank you for taking the time to stop by, get inspired, leave a comment and inspire me.

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From classic mid-century modern furniture and architecture, sophisticated applications of humble materials like concrete and ply, brilliant projects featuring recycled pallets and paper to something good to eat with only a few simple ingredients and minimal effort…just a small sampling of what has kept my interest and yours this past year.

 

 

 

 

 

All you need is love

February 8, 2015

Valentines Day on the 14th will have you seeing red all week. Not such a bad thing considering most of the country is up to their eyeballs in white.

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A few of my simplequietmodern favorites that just happen to work their magic beautifully in red.

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A pair of Heath budvases in red suede and ruby. photo:http://www.heathceramics.com/

Classic: Florence Knoll  1954 three seat sofa…still the best. photo:Hive http://hivemodern.com/pages/product1164/knoll-florence-knoll-sofa

Always simple quiet and modern…the Elsa Peretti redlacquer “donut” bangle for Tiffany & Co. photo: http://www.tiffany.com

Luxurious handspun wool, “Cast Away” in Strawberry Sparkle from Knit Collage Yarn. Thick and thin saturated color with a thread of metallic for a mid-60’s vibe. A blanket for the arm of that FK sofa perhaps? photo: http://www.nobleknits.com/knit-collage-cast-away-yarn/

Making a statement since its introduction in 1961, Cato from Knoll Textiles. Wool and rayon never looked sexier than it does here in Fire Red. photo:http://www.knoll.com/knolltextileproductdetail/Cato

“Firecracker” jatropha curcas. What can I say? Not your garden variety Valentine offering. photo:gp

One, two, four or more…the Executive Side Chair with metal legs designed by Eero Saarinen in 1957. Produced by Knoll in the USA. photo: http://hivemodern.com/pages/product1265/knoll-eero-saarinen-executive-side-chair-metal/

 

 

 

X’s & O’s

February 4, 2015

You’re sure to get plenty of both if you spoil your Valentine with this. From the original modernist, the Barcelona Cowhide Stool by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. simplequietmodern then, when it was designed for the Barcelona Exposition in 1929… simplequietmodern now.

 

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And, it’s made in the USA by Knoll.

 

 

Photos: via http://hivemodern.com/pages/product3746/knoll-mies-van-der-rohe-barcelona-stool-cowhide

it’s not your mother’s dining room. With the holidays behind us and life moving back to ” business as usual” it’s clear that the new dining room is put to great use every day, not just Thanksgiving and Christmas. And, more comfortable with an eclectic mix of personality rather than the stuffy suite of mahogany stained boredom. It’s this simple: 1) a dining table, 2) a chair selection, 3) a long bench 4) a buffet height storage cabinet 5) a statement sized piece of art. It’s all in the quiet mix of old and new…polished and raw… that give this room it’s simplequietmodern edge. With enough seating for a group or room for one to spread out that special project, your end result is sure to earn its keep every day of the year.

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The Joseph Paul D’urso “Supper” table for Donghia Furniture ( discontinued ) is the key player in this dining space, complemented beautifully by the vintage modern sideboard and Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs. The simple plank bench provides additional seating for four. photo:http://blueberrymodern.tumblr.com/

An alternative chair selection could be this ch47 chair, also by Wegner, designed in 1965. Photo: 
http://hivemodern.com/pages/product493/carl-hansen-hans-wegner-ch47-chair

It doesn’t get more dramatic than the grand scale of this Lisa Spindler photograph. Photo: gp

When the real thing is hard to find, there are plenty of mid-century inspired quality pieces available, like this Atlantico sideboard. Available in classic modern woods and finishes, it has plenty of space to store dishes, serving pieces and linens as well as home office supplies. Photo: http://hivemodern.com/pages/product1397/de-la-espada-atlantico-006-sideboard