Mid Century Modern

Incredible savings on Eames Lounge & Ottomans!

Vitra 15% Off Sale

Don’t miss Vitra 15 % off sale starting November 11, 2010. The sale will run unitl November 17, 2010. Headquartered in Switzerland, Vitra manufactures furniture and home accessories designed by iconic mid century modern designers such as Charles & Ray Eames and George Nelson.

Here are my favorites (if you click the “Buy” botton, you will be redirected to that product page on Velocity Art & Design website – don’t worry, you are not actually buying the item!).

Vitra Elephant Mouse Pad

Vitra Elephant Mouse Pad

Inspired by the Eames Elephant, Hella Jongerius created this charming mouse pad as a souvenir that was exclusively available in the Vitra Design Museum Shop, where it became the bestselling souvenir. Now available for order online! Material: Two layers of Vitra-leather. Dimensions: 7 3/4″ W x 9 1/2″ L






Vitra Eames House Bird

Vitra Eames House Bird

Charles and Ray Eames augmented the interior “collage” of the Eames House with numerous objects brought back from their extensive travels. The figure of a black wooden bird — evidently one of their most prized objects of American folk art — has stood in the centre of their living room for over fifty years. Also seen as an accessory in many of the Eames’ photographs, the bird figure from the Appalachian mountain region of the eastern United States. Based on the original artefact and in cooperation with the Eames Family, Vitra is now producing the first series of this figure. Material: solid alder, black lacquer finish, steel wire. Dimensions: 10 ¾ × 3 ½ × 11 “






Vitra Girard Wooden Doll #3

Vitra Girard Wooden Doll #3

Alongside Charles and Ray Eames as well as George Nelson, Alexander Girard was one of the decisive figures in post-War American design. The focus of his broad oeuvre was on textile design, and a key source of inspiration for him was his passion for the popular art of South America, Asia and East Europe. The Wooden Dolls, which Girard created for his own home in Santa Fe and made himself, are likewise inspired by his own extensive collection of works of popular art. Half decorative element, half toy, the Wooden Dolls were originally intended only for personal use. Based on documents and originals found in the Girard Estate held by the Vitra Design Museum, the partly joyful, partly grim-looking company of dolls is now coming out as a limited edition as a charming enhancement to any interior. Materials: Solid firwood, hand painted. Delivered with a brochure in a high-quality printed wooden box. Dimensions: 5.75″ H x 3″ W x 1.75″ D






Vitra LCM, Lounge Chair Metal, Miniature

Vitra LCM, Lounge Chair Metal, Miniature

Original designed in 1946 , reproduced in 1995. The Eames approach manipulates the principle of adding the minimal independent elements, giving a high degree of comfort. The quality of form is maintained while keeping an eye on economic conscience and intelligent use of materials. This chair was, and still is a successful design. Dimensions: 4.4″ H x 3.7″ W x 4.1″ D This is the collector’s model version of this iconic chair. This is not the full sized version of this chair. Please carefully note the dimensions of this miniature chair.






Vitra George Nelson Polygon Wall Clock

Vitra George Nelson Polygon Wall Clock

These clocks are produced from the original design documents from the Nelson archive with the blessings of the George Nelson estate. Materials: Lacquered solid stained walnut; metal, high-grade quartz clockwork. Dimensions: 17″ Diameter






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