A personal tale of trial and error and how design history can help us out when searching for great design. Insert George Nelson. The latest bilingual post by Ceci Henrique
Like many designers in the mid 20th century, Børge Mogensen (1914-1972) was an idealist and was focused on creating furniture that would not only stand the test of time in terms of quality but also inspire to design a home in a sensible and tasteful manner. His work was driven by social concerns, solving problems in residential living spaces with his studies in human proportions.
Playfulness, eroticism, and art historical references beat like a pulse throughout each piece by multi disciplinary artist Louise Erhard. Her latest series of paintings explore the use of color block and the viewer’s focal point to build narratives.
Designed in 1958 by Swedish architect and designer Kerstin Horlin Holmquist for the department store NK and their Triva furniture line, the Paradise Collection is a crossroads between traditional Swedish design and Scandinavian modern inspired in one of the most popular stories in the Bible.
These women have inspired us here at The Empty Apartment to continue in the path of art and design. Not only they have revolutionized the world with their creations but have also proven why they are The Founding Mothers of Design.
Mujeres ícono del diseño que han revolucionado el mundo con sus creaciones.
“It is very important to take into account the way a chair’s appearance combines with the person who sits in it. Some chairs look like crutches. And I don't like them at all.” - Nanna Ditzel
Nanna Ditzel has been called by many the Queen of Danish Design, she was passionate about her craft and her designs stood out among her male contemporaries. Read more about her life and find out what makes her work so special.
Danish design company France & Søn is synonymous with quality mid-century collectible design. Learn more about their history and the designers they’ve worked with.
Modernist Finnish designer and architect Alvar Aalto is one of the great iconic designers of Scandinavian design, read more about his concepts and aesthetics and why we love his work so much.
An exhibition review of Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern on display at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York. Not your ordinary art exhibition but an intimate view of her personal collecting habits and the modernist influences in her lifestyle.
“The home does not have to be planned out in detail, just put together by pieces its inhabitants love” - Josef Frank. Learn more about one our favorite textile designers, Josef Frank was also a furniture designer and architect.