Modern life, vintage look – Los Angeles Times
The relatively unsung architect William Krisel was responsible for bringing the mid-century modern home-style to thousands of Los Angelenos. The LA Times offers a nice retrospective.
George Nelson: Medalists: Inspiration: AIGA
An excellent bio, with pics, of George Nelson, one of the giants of mid-century design. The pics lean toward Nelson’s graphic arts work, especially his fabric design.
Click the image to learn more about Harry Bertoia, one of the most iconic of mid-century creative minds:
George Nelson Biography: Some of George Neslon’s best known pieces are the 1950 “Ball Clock,” inspired by representations of the atom, the 1952 fiberglass “Bubble Lamp” and the 1965 “Marshmallow” sofa.
George Nelson (1908-1986) was one of the most powerful forces behind the development of this century’s American design aesthetic.
R Designs has some handy little thumbnail bios of the better-known mid-century design masters. Here’s one for George Nelson.