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 […]

Jens Quistgaard’s serving platters and boards.

Jens Quistgaard’s Picnic

You’ve heard of Teddy Bear Picnics well I’m imagining serving up a Jens Quistgaard’s Picnic. Jens Quistgaard, a Danish designer and sculptor, is best known for his tableware (in this case picnicware) designs manufactured by Dansk from 1954 through the following 30 years and some continue to be produced today. Jens Quistgaard is synonymous with […]

Motorola television ad appeared in Life magazine and The Saturday Evening Post from 1961 until 1963. Charles Schridde illustrator

The Promise – Real and imagined MCM in America

Embracing the modern style in the 1950’s was part of the post WWII American “Promise for the Future”. The climate of hope and an advertised encouragement to living, and affording, the good life, created a new marketplace for modern design in America. Introduced into the American imagination by both reality and fiction, mainstream America was […]