California Design

Inspiration for today, the California Design exhibition 1930-1965 at the Auckland Art Gallery.
Highlights for me were a wonderful screen and lamp by Greta Magnussan Grossman, a cocktail table of Milo Baughman pictured below (apparently THE crucial accessory of the home in the 1950s – I love the inbuilt plant holder!) and stunning architectural photographs  and graphic images of the mid century modern architecture movement.

Highlight for the kids…. the cafe…..
eames esu

Charles and Ray Eames, ESU, 1950-5


Milo Baughman, 1950, cocktail table
thomas dolliver church

Thomas Dolliver Church, the Donnell House Ranch, 1948/51


2 thoughts on “California Design

  1. A built-in plant holder: how fascinating! I would imagine it’s removable for watering? I love the monochromatic squares in the table too.

  2. I love the plant holder too – it would be great to have one of those in our house (i think it had a removable insert!) maybe I’ll have to get scott onto that in his next woodwork project….!


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