Kitsch seascene with Starfish, fish and shells, set in an Atomic era abstract shaped Lucite block paperweight, circa 1950′s
At the moment I’m really loving pieces such as this that exhibit so many characteristics of Mid-century design. From the use of new types of plastic to create innovative pieces in abstract forms that owes so much to the Atomic-era and the Jet-age, fusing geometric angular shapes with streamlined contours. And the brightly coloured Kitsch underwater scenes, mementos of Inter-Continental foreign travel.
1950’s Mid-century modern cantilever sewing / hobby storage box, Atomic / Eames era
A highly collectable and very practical piece of mid-century modern furniture. Originally designed as a sewing / hobby box, with its cantilevered construction, opening to reveal 8 compartments. Sitting on lovely Atomic styled splayed legs, and with a bent ply handle, its form is very reminiscent of its Eames / Danish modern era origins. A great storage solution for any retro, vintage or mid century styled interior.
Seth Thomas ‘Starburst’ wall clock, with teak and chrome rays and atoms, Scotland circa 1960’s
Starburst wall clocks are one of the definitive and most iconic pieces for the Mid-Century Modern styled house. They came in many varied designs, all stemming from George Nelson’s classic clock designs of the early 1950’s. With their atomic aesthetic, and teak and chrome construction, they are the perfect pairing for Danish / Eames furniture, as functional and striking pieces of wall art.