mid-century modernism

Image features a low table consisting of a triangular top on two angled, panel-form legs tapering to small feet, the entire form covered in dark brown patinated copper. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Designed for the Wright Price
Clad in copper, this odd, angular table was designed by the American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. It was part of a suite of furniture and built-in features Wright created in 1956 for Price Tower, a skyscraper the architect built in the small town of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.[1] The building was commissioned by Harold C. Price to...
Image features: Dense configuration of dark brown lines has overlapping yellow and red lines creating rectangular groupings on a white ground. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Glen Plaid
“One of the most promising newcomers in the highly competitive field of fabric design is a youthful, multi-talented New Yorker, Joel Robinson,” Ebony magazine proclaimed in 1952.[1] Robinson’s printed fabric Ovals had been shown that winter in The Museum of Modern Art’s 1951 Good Design exhibition, making him the first African American to be included...
Image features a thin-walled molded plywood form contoured to follow the shape of the back of a leg. There are eight openings over the length of the splint to accommodate straps for securing an injured leg.
Designed To Serve
In honor of Memorial Day, as we remember those who lost their lives in service, we wanted to highlight a story of design about aiding those who served. In 1942, Dr. Wendell Scott, a surgeon in the United States Navy based in San Diego, traveled to Los Angeles to visit an old friend, Charles, and...