Ib Kofod Larsen furniture pieces in the MidMod decor online store.

MidMod and Kofod

Short Bio: After graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Denmark, Ib Kofod Larsen designed industrial products and furniture for G-Plan and Faarup, two of the world’s top furniture companies. His work became increasingly desirable during the 1950s and 1960s, and typically featured organic and minimalist designs. Although his furniture designs were tailored for […]


Hot Rod Modern

One of the most enduring aspects of mid century American culture is the idea of the hot rod automobile. When the boys came home from the war they were looking for transportation. They were tired of walking from one end of Europe and Asia to the other end. They didn’t have much money, so they […]

George and Barbara Schwab in the MidMod-decor warehouse.

MidMod and Labor Day

MidMod and Labor Day Each week Barbara and I write a this blog to try to share our thoughts and ideas related to our love of MidCentury Modern furniture. We’re retired. Barbara for 40 years of graphic design and me from 40 years of professional architecture overlapping 25 years of teaching interior design. We have […]

Edmund Jorgensen coffee table being taken apart and revealing signatures

Finding Edmund Jorgensen

Finding Edmund Jorgensen About a year ago Barbara and I found two rosewood coffee tables that had ceramic tiles set into the entire top. They were in the warehouse of one of our Danish importers. We bought them on the spot. The tiles were attractive, they were rosewood and the price was reasonable. I asked […]

Le Corbusier Villa Savoye, Poissy-sur-Seine, 1929, Paris

Movement, Style, Fashion in Modern Design

Photos above, Le Corbusier building, Villa Savoye, Poissy-sur-Seine, 1929. Source:ecomanta.com Is Modern design a Movement, Style or Fashion? Lately I’ve been thinking about how the names we give things are important to the understanding we have about what we are talking or writing about. This may sound obvious, but truly, it’s critical to communication. I remember the […]