All posts tagged: mid century modern decor

Into: Mushroom Lamps

I don’t know exactly why I love mushrooms so much, or to when it is dated back (biggest suspect is Fantasia and the mushroom dance which has always been my favorite) but I’m utterly fascinated by everything about mushrooms. They taste like heaven, the fact that they can grow in the freakiest places makes them magical (among other things that make them.. magical) and they have the most beautiful shape in the world (it’s no secret that I try to dress up like one every now and then). So no wonder I’ve really gotten into mushroom lamps lately – especially murano glass ones – and given my love for mid century modern design it was love at first (and second, third, fourth…) sight.

Mid Century Modern

Mid century modern furniture, aka furniture of 1950’s or anything that can be found on your parents’ & grandparents’ homes that looked awfully old to you once is the answer to (my, at least) every interior design related problem. Also the name of an architectural movement; mid century modern furnitures’ key characteristics are their clean simplicity, brass details and splayed legs which is also known as McCobb legs or a more modern metal rendition: the hairpin legs. The most famous designers of the movement are Arne Jacobsen (the egg chair and the ant chair), Peter Hvidt (the wooden frame armchair with grey textile cushions), Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner (the peacock chair, chinese chair, wishbone chair etc), Poul Henningsen (the “danish” lamp), Børge Mogensen (the spanish chair) and finally Charles and Ray Eames (the Eames chair). As the Eames couple being the only Americans in a big bunch of Danish designers, the movement is also referred to as the Danish Modern. Why is Mid Century Modern this important again all of a sudden? It is the …