The devil, as they say,

January 27, 2020

is in the details. Take this plywood clad kitchen. No moldings or unnecessary trim, illumination provided by minimalist ceiling mounted sockets with silvered bulbs, seamlessly integrated stainless steel top and back splash and a near invisible flush mounted exhaust fan. simplequietmodern perfection. The simplicity of the design elevates the humble plywood to an entirely new level. I can see a similar stunning end result if the ply were swapped out for OSB, providing an equally elegant color and texture. All that’s needed is a place to perch while you wait for the pot to come to a boil or the oven timer to go off. Arne Jacobson’s 1955 High Dot Counter Stool, in black steel and leather, is light enough to compliment without distraction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen photos: Marie Francois Plissart via: Remash.tumblr.com

https://hivemodern.com/pages/product13015/high-dot-stool-2-pack-arne-jacobsen-fritz-hansen

osb photo: gp

I’m feeling like…

December 27, 2016

a little Danish. A single selection or a few easy pieces by master of mid-century Danish Modern, Finn Juhl would satisfy that craving. Moving into the new year you might find yourself looking to simplify things as well, and the 57 Sofa, a 45 chair, the Finn Juhl Bench and Sideboard would outfit a room beautifully with s single stroke. I’d definitely favor walnut as my wood selection with neutral leather and textiles for the upholstery. It doesn’t get any more simplequietmodern than this.

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http://www.finnjuhl.com/inspiration/inspiration-house-of-denmark-in-paris/

 

 

 

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

 

 

“If only…

August 21, 2014

…you could design just one good chair in your life… But you simply cannot”. Apparently, when Hans Wegner spoke those words in 1952 he was right, designing over 500 chairs in the course of his lifetime. We are all familiar with some, as they have become icons of  mid twentieth century Danish design. Others never got past the prototype stage, until now. In celebration of his 100th birthday, PP Mobler has re-issued a collection of Mr. Wegner’s best known designs, as well as a few that were never produced. You could base an entire project around these two.

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Top: The Chair 1949  Bottom: Tub Chair 1954   Photos via Dezeen

 

 

Red. Most definitely red.

November 11, 2013

What other choice is there? When Santa is done with his marathon trip around the globe on Christmas Eve, he should be coming home to this…the Ch 410 Heritage Lounge Chair and Ottoman designed by Fritz Henningsen. And, in red mohair velvet from Donghia with walnut legs, this early Danish Modern design from 1930 will have Santa relaxing stylishly well into 2030. Maybe you need to add this to your Christmas wish list. Have you been this good?

 

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chair photos: Hive

http://hivemodern.com/pages/product6713/carl-hansen-fritz-henningsen-ch419-heritage-lounge-chair-and-ottoman

https://product.donghia.com/product-main.cfm?item_desc=mohair&item=07400&item_type=B&color=031&collection=Textiles&category=Plains&subcoll=velvet