Modern History is an outstanding mid century store in Melbourne. How do I know it is outstanding? I follow them on Facebook and just about every photo of their store and inventory is top rate. The store front itself is quite nice, having some of the features of mid century architecture. Floors, stone walls and glass entry way make me think of a well designed mcm home. Modern History doesn’t have a full functioning website just yet but make sure to like their page to see all of the eye candy.
Capperidi Casa has an amazing mid century show room in Modena Italy. I recently discovered them instagram and instantly intrigued. I am a sure sucker for a store that takes pride in setting up groupings of furniture. There is a great selection of mid century furniture, lighting and accessories. Not only is it fun to look through all of their offerings but you can gain an eduction. Well done Capperidi Casa.
Galerie Kreo produces and showcases original work by Contemporary designers in a different rage of mediums. I came across their website and was instantly drawn to their “SHOWS”. The displays that are produced to highlight these designers are quite pleasing to look at and probably even better in person. The statement “operating like a ‘design laboratory” dedicated to research” is consistent with the term “Contemporary designers” as the designers are experimenting as they design.
Italian modern furniture by Tacchini, who’s designs are clean minimal and reflect a modern aesthetic. Everything about Tacchini is nicely done, from their building to their website and obviously their furniture. One piece that struck a chord with me and I am still trying to figure out why, is the Atoll lounge (1,3,4 pic). The design is so exposed that you can see every detail, it is quite beautiful. They have a large range so I just grabbed some of the images that spoke to me.
I recently came across Demisch Danant and some of the amazing exhibitions that have been produced. Not only are these critical examples of key designers but there is an education to be had. Make sure to spend some time on their site, although I wish I could be at the exhibitions.
“Demisch Danant specializes in twentieth century French design with an emphasis on the late 1950s through the 1970s. The gallery features the work of Maria Pergay, Pierre Paulin, Philippon and Lecoq, Rene Jean Caillette, Joseph Andre Motte, Pierre Guariche and Pentagon. The gallery also engages in a series of exhibitions concerning the intersection between architecture, design and art, including the work of Felice Varini and Krijn de Koning.”
Philippon & Lecoq of 1957 to 1962 accompanied by early works by Sheila Hicks, Photo by Basile Bornand
FLOAT, a portable modern kitchen by MUT Design is elegant in both design and material choice. Right away I was entranced with the singular shapes made prominent by materials and color. Copper, natural wood, marble and the color black make for a beautiful synchronicity. Each element in the kitchen can detach and be moved in or out of the configuration. I think this set up would look stellar in a cabin or small home.