Pitch Perfect

September 15, 2013

What’s simplequietmodern and has perfect pitch? It’s gotta be Hans Wegner’s c44 .  Designed in 1951, this icon of mid-century modern Danish design is still in production today. The solid wood construction and woven paper seat have an almost Shaker appeal and simplicity, yet it’s the pitch of the back and seat that invite you to sit a while. Available in over two dozen finish and seat combinations it might be hard to decide which will work best in your space. And, to confuse the issue even more, there is an available seat and back cushion with seemingly endless textile options.  My mind is made up. I’ll have a pair in white oil on oak with the natural cord seat…hold the upholstery.

 

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Did someone say picnic?

August 22, 2013

It might have been me. That’s what immediately came to mind when I spotted these concrete  tables and benches in a local park. I had never seen anything like them before… old, weathered, yet with a decidedly modern edge.  Picture it…racing through the ” golden arches” in a ’65 Corvair convertible and stealing away to the park for a  little lunch…a little sun. It’s still summer people, slow it down.

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A Bird in the hand…

August 16, 2013

becomes a thing of beauty when reduced to its purist form. This sculpture by American artist Cleo Hartwig, created in the early to mid 60’s, illustrates this perfectly. It’s simplequietmodern at it’s best.  Reproduced by her own company in white foundry stone, this Mid-century Modern gem may still be found from time to time. If spotted, my advice…grab it.

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Summer pickin’

July 10, 2013

There is no shortage of garage sales or flea markets when the warm weather finally hits making it a perfect time for a little summer pickin’. No telling what you’ll find, like this mid-century modern box… clean trim rectangular walnut body, travertine marble top and perfectly  patinated brass fish appliques. A great hiding place for the remote or valet for your watch, wallet and pocket change on the dresser….either way you’ve  found yourself a timely simplequietmodern  treasure that’s one of a kind and sure to bring a complement or two.fshBx_mok4FfshbxF