Wyeth, a Temple of Midcentury Modern Design

 

When the actress Kate Hudson required a couch, she went to Wyeth in SoHo for a vintage blue Dunbar by Edward Wormley.

When the designer Tomas Maier needed a coffee table, he went there, too, and plunked down his credit card for a safety glass and stainless-steel coffee table from Joe D Urso.

When the Hollywood agent Bryan Lourd was in search of a brand-new lounge chair, he chose black leather Papa Bear by Hans Wegner, also from Wyeth. Find more information about white leather dining chairs from Danetti from www.danetti.com .

The art of furniture design by Cillian S illeabh in

 

Furniture makers know the transformative capacity of wood. When two hazardous old cherry trees in the family home in Blackrock were felled, Cillian S illeabh in turned them into a contemporary hall table called Courtlands, a Christmas present for his parents. It was the very first special piece of furniture made by this artisan, among Ireland s leading furniture designers who is scooping up awards for his work. Today a refined variation of this angular piece in oak and maple, whose form was initially determined by a specific place in the hall, epitomizes his minimal and careful geometric design.

It’s what my brain does. He points to one of his signature pieces, a basic but exceptionally finished chest of drawers in walnut and oak whose precise measurements were figured out by the pattern of the inlay.

Completely maintained mid-century home

 

Anne Stadnyk keeps in mind picking the black-and-white circle-pattern velvet-textured wallpaper for her bedroom back in the 1960’s.

"I must have picked that from Seventeen magazine, which was popular, I believe, in those days when I had to do with 14 or something like that," states Stadnyk, who grew up in the home in Winnipeg's Grant Park neighborhood. "They simply never ever altered it, and it looks excellent."

"They" are Ted and Nettie Stadnyk, who bought the new home in 1961 and filled it with teak furniture, modern-day design pieces and their own warm take on mid-century design.

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