Mid-Century Modern: Interiors, Furniture, Design Details (Conran Octopus Interiors) – Bradley Quinn

The 1950’s house was a scientific triumph, designed in a laboratory and tested on inhabitants of all ages before being built for the masses. Never had homes been so thoroughly contemporary, with antiques and period styles entirely banished. Mid-Century Modern explores the interior decor of this seminal decade, concentrating on all aspects of a home’s decoration—walls, flooring, surfaces, lighting, and, of course, furniture. Case studies examine beautiful present-day homes that exhibit mid-century style in an exemplary way, and suggest ideas for taking the 1950’s look—complete with collector’s pieces—and mixing and matching it with elements from other eras.

About the Author

BRADLEY QUINN is a British author and journalist with expertise in fashion, architecture, textiles and design. His books include Techno Fashion, The Fashion of Architecture, Chinese Style, Scandinavian Style, Mid-century Modern, Textile Designers at the Cutting Edge, Textile Futures and UltraMaterials. Three of his books (The Fashion of Architecture, Designed in Sweden and Mid-century Modern) became exhibitions that toured internationally. Bradley Quinn was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2003, and lectures at institutions and events throughout the world today.



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