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This is a resource for vintage design, modern design and contemporary design furniture, interiors, architecture, art, technology, consumer products and more.

We have not had the time to add photos of vintage modern furniture, interiors, architecture, technologies and products that were "cutting edge" in their day. Here are some terms related to the designs we will be highlighting.

Abstract - Having an intellectual and affective artistic content that depends solely on intrinsic form rather than on narrative content or pictorial representation.

Art Deco - A decorative and architectural style of the period 1925-1940, characterized by geometric designs, bold colors, and the use of plastic and glass.
Classic - Formal, refined, and restrained in style.
Danish Modern Design - Another kind of 20th-century furniture, more closely linked with the Arts and Crafts Movement, was produced in England and Scandinavia. The makers of this practical, comfortable furniture looked to the past for inspiration.
Geometric - Using simple geometric forms such as circles and squares in design and decoration.
Modern - Of or relating to a recently developed or advanced style, technique, or technology: modern art; modern medicine.
Original - Not derived from something else; fresh and unusual.

Pop Culture - Contemporary lifestyle and items that are well known and generally accepted, cultural patterns that are widespread within a population.
Post Modern - Of or relating to art, architecture, or literature that reacts against earlier modernist principles, as by reintroducing traditional or classical elements of style or by carrying modernist styles or practices to extremes

Retro - Fashion, decor, design, or style reminiscent of things past.
Scandinavian Design - Traditionally, Scandinavian design has been associated with simple, uncomplicated designs, functionality and a democratic approach. These are the characteristics that must be reassessed in the light of recent research on modernism. In any case, Scandinavian design provides us with a paradigm in order to understand the making of the modern world, and we see that it still has meaning for people the world over. The concept has been a substantial theme for scholarly debates, enlightening exhibitions and marketing agendas for the last fifty years.
Swedish Design - The foundations of contemporary Swedish design were laid by a national cultural awakening and powerful currents in the arts in the final decades of the 19th century, around the turn of the century and in the early 20th century. Those seeking to trace the history of Swedish design like to dwell on two legendary years. 1930 was the year of the great Stockholm exhibition*, which marked the breakthrough of functionalism in Sweden. In 1955 the great ideal home exhibition, H55*, took place in Helsingborg in southern Sweden, where a lot of the things that the world now thinks of as Swedish design and craftmanship were put on display. Even now, H55 is a source of inspiration for many young designers. --

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Vintage Modern Chairs
 Appoggio chair
 Armchair by Aalto
 Armchair 12 by Kjaerholm
 Armchair 19 by Magistretti
 Barcelona chair
 Basculant by Le Corbusier
 Baseball Glove chair
 Bellini Modern Chair
 Bentwood modern armchair
 Cesca Modern Cantilever Chair
 Dondolo Chair
 Drum Chair
 Eames Aluminum Chairs
 Eames Dinning Chairs
 Eames LCM chair
 Eames Lounge Chair
 Eames Plywood Chair
 George Nelson modern sofa
 Landi Chair by Hans Coray
 Le Corbusier Chaise Lounge
 Le Corbusier Confort Chair
 Lounge chair by Paulin
 Marilyn Monroe lips chair
 Mies van der Rohe BRNO chair
 Mies van der Rohe MR chair
 Mies van der Rohe Tugendhat
 Panton Plastic Modern Chair
 PastiIIi chair by Eero Aarnio
 Pedro Freideberg Hand Chair
 Piretti Pila Stacking Chairs
 Poul Kjaerholm - Chair 20
 Rietveld Berlin chair
 Rietveld Zig-zag chair
 Rowland Stacking Chair
 Sling Chair by Meadmore
 Soriana chair
 Steltman Chair
 T chair
 Tatlin modern chair
 Tomeraj armchair
 Tripolina chair
 UP 1 modern chair
 Wassily chair by Breuer
 Wegner modern chair
Heywood Wakefield
Paul McCobb Furniture
 Bedroom Furniture
 Directional Desk
 Directional Dining Furniture
 Occasional Furniture
Abstract Modern Art
 Hartley E Abstract painting
 Man Ray Abstract art painting
 Marin Lower Manhattan
 Schamberg Machine painting
 Weber Chinese Restaurant
Cubism and Futurism Art
 Lucky Strike abstract art
Expressionist Biomorphic Art
 Baziotes Blue Mirror
 Brooks No 27 modern painting
 Carles Composition 3
 Gorky Agony painting
 Lassaw Composition in Steel
 Noguchi Sculpture The Gunas
 Rothko number 14
 Seliger: Winterscape
 Smith: Blackburn
Expressionist Geometric Art
 Calder Feathers sculpture
 Davis For Internal Use Only
 Knaths Maritime
 Lassaw Milky Way
 Smith Amusement Park
Mid Century Modern Art
 Midcentury Modern Art Books
 Midcentury Modern Painters
Naturalistic Geometric Art
 Feininger Vita Nova oil painting
 Marin The Fog Lifts
Pure Geometric Art
 De Rivera art
 Glarner Relational Painting
 Morris Suspended Discs
 Pereira Composition in White
 Roszak Construction
Batik Modern Textile Art
Architectural Art
 Crawford From the Bridge 1942
 Lewandowski Christmas Tree
 Model Uptown 1947
Modern Architecture
 L'Unite d'habitation, Marseilles
 Nantes Reze Pilotis
 Nantes Reze Reliefs
 Notre Dame, Ronchamp
 Villa Savoye, Poissy
 Visual Arts Center, Cambridge
 Youth Center Firminy
Mid Century Modern Homes
 Albuquerque, NM House
 Birmingham, Michigan House
 Mill Valley, California House
 New Orleans, Louisiana House
 North Kingstown, RI House
 Pleasantville Wedge House
 Pleasantville, NY Round House
 Sausalito, California House
 Seattle, WA Family House
 Seattle, Washington House
 Shelburne, Vermont House
 Tryon, North Carolina House
 Vina, California House
 Washington, MN House
 West LA, California House
Vintage Electronics
 Vintage GE television set
Fun Stuff
 Birth of the Auto Industry
 Danish Modern Design
 Modern Furniture
 Retail Stores