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Edward Wormley’s Listen-to-Me Couch

Edward Wormley’s Listen-to-Me couch, the epitome of luxury mid-century furniture design, to go up for auction on December 16th. Continue reading for more information about this pristine example.

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Evelyn Ackerman (1924-2012)

Today we are deeply saddened to announce that the mid-century designer Evelyn Ackerman – one half of the renowned Ackerman design team – passed away last evening in her Los Angeles home.

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Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: June 23rd

Let’s Face It In Jerome Simon’s “Design in Time and Light” (Lot 321), the imposing brass base sprouts a lighter-than-air glowing circle that is the translucent face. Featured in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), this piece resembles a 19th century telescope reconfigured into a modern timepiece. Its intricately automated mirrors split a beam of light into three glowing projections of minute, hour, and second …

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Save the UCLA Faculty Center (1959)

The beautiful, mid-century UCLA Faculty Center is in danger of being torn down and we need your help!  Not only is the building itself in danger, but also the amazing landscape architecture and gardens surrounding it. This garden view of the UCLA Faculty Center exhibits classic mid-century indoor-outdoor living, which captures framing views of 50-year-old pine trees. To help save this mid-century monument please sign …

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LAMA, Hans Wegner, and The Mid-Century Modernist

Check out Peter’s interview on The Mid-Century Modernist! Expert commentary regarding the designs of Hans J. Wegner in the October 17, 2010 Modern Art & Design Auction.  

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Recap: May 23, 2010 Modern Art & Design Auction

Bringing together a selection of top quality material is a journey in itself, but actually seeing those items go up on the auction block for twenty seconds and find new homes is a whole other story. The May 23, 2010 Modern Art & Design auction brought together a large assortment of 20th century material, each with a distinction, but all sharing one common theme: MODERN. …

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Mid-Century Images from Elaine K. Sewell Jones’ Press Boxes

Went scouring through Elaine K. Sewell Jones’ press boxes. Found some amazing magazines and books with great mid-century imagery. Check it out! And this book and magazine will be for purchase in the upcoming May 23, 2010 Modern Art & Design Auction.

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Mid-Century Lamp found in Arts & Architecture Magazine

After a long day we decided to take a break and flip through some Arts & Architecture magazines. Shannon was just perusing when she noticed an ad in the lower left hand corner of the page. In the October 1950 issue she found a Lam Workshop Inc. advertisement, which features four different designs that were available at the time. One of the designs is an …

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