mid century modern glass

MIES VAN DER ROHE, Farnsworth House, Plano, IL, USA 1945-1951. Furnishing consist mainly of design classics by Mies, such as the Brno chair (1929), Tugendhat chair (1929-1931) and Barcelona stools (1929). / Instagram


The first house designed by American architect Philip Johnson has been put up for sale by its owners, after 55 years living in the Upstate New York residence.

On the market for $1 million (£775,000), the Booth House was built in 1946 in Bedford, New York – close to the modernist haven of New Canaan, Connecticut, where Johnson later built the iconic Glass House for himself.

ALVAR AALTO, Savoy vase, 1936. Originally designed for the Karhula-Iittala glass competition under the name Eskimo Woman´s Leather Pants (!), but re-named to Savoy when used in the Savoy restaurant in Helsinki, which interior was designed by Aalto. Photo copyright by Scandinavian Collectors 2014.


Then & Now

1957 Glass House Restaurant | Interstate Hosts Company | Vinita, OK

Famous Interstate Hosts restaurant and Western Gift Shop on the Will Rogers Turnpike, Vinita, Oklahoma. The first “Over-the_Highway” restaurant in the United States. Now, a McDonald's Glass House. - Via: 1 | 2

***Several readers have mentioned this structure is in the process of being demolished.***

An early Isamu Noguchi table lamp no.9, produced by Knoll, USA 1945 and two comb cut crystal glass art objects (model no.3552 and 3337) by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala Oy, Finland (both 1955). / Instagram