I don't want to seem greedy or materialistic, I'm happy for what I have... but everyone has personal tastes in furniture (especially lovers of the mid century design). My idea is more along the line of sharing examples of the design which I'm striving for in my home. How boring that would be not to have something to strive for?
So, here's a few of mine that I've only seen illustrated in the magazines of the time. I would really love to run across these pieces... some day.
Units of three and tripods were a design element seen over and over in the modern movement. Here's a perfect compliment to go with your butterfly chair: the tripodal sling stool.
For me, I have always, always been really crazy for the mid century wrought iron stuff... and if it happens to be accented with perforated metal, all the better! Just look at those lines. My parent's old wrought iron TV stand and my butterfly chair were some of my first pieces of real furniture to be claimed as my own, and I've never gotten over my obsession with the design.
This tractor-seat stool has been high on my list too. I don't know the manufacturer, but it's got all the classic designing of the big names. It's basic, with a hint of the futuristic.
What do you like? What's that special item you always have your eye open for? I'm not talking about the obvious items, such naturals as a womb chair for example. It doesn't have to be a rare object or even particularly valuable. What is it that you hunt for that would be an expression of your personal taste? What is it that would would make your home ideal become a reality?
Patti Hansen Seventeen magazine cover
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