For the Modernist: 5 Designs You Should Know About

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For those of you who love the idea of "modern design", but don't know where to start- this guide's for you. Below are 5 classic designs  that were real game-changers when first introduced, and have become classics in their own right. 
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Eames Lounge & Ottoman
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Eames Lounge & Ottoman

1. Modern Classics: Eames Lounge & Ottoman

One of the most famous modernist design pieces: the Eames Lounge and Ottoman.  More than simply a chair, this piece also has a home at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Art Institute in Chicago. A true work of art and a celebrated moment in design history - this is a splurge worth considering.  
Saarinen Dining Table
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2. Saarinen Dining Table (also known as the "Tulip Table"

Eero Saarinen vowed to address the “ugly, confusing, unrestful world”  he observed underneath chairs and tables -- the so-called "slum of legs." A five-year design investigation led him to the revolutionary Pedestal Collection, introduced in 1958.  
Eames Moulded Plastic Chairs
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3. Eames Moulded Plastic Chairs

Introduced in 1948 at the Museum of Modern Art,  these chairs have a timeless design and are synonymous with modern furniture design. 
Le Corbusier LC2 Style Sofa
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4. Le Corbusier LC2 Style Sofa

The Le Corbusier group referred to their LC2 and LC3 collections (1928) as “cushion baskets,” which they designed as a modernist response to the traditional club chair. These pieces reverse the standard structures of sofas and chairs by having frames that are externalised.  Elegant and simple- I adore this sofa.
Nelson Eye Clock
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5. Nelson Clocks

Nelson designed over 150 clocks between 1949 and the 1980s. My personal favourite- the Eye Clock, is shown here. You can explore some of his other fantastic designs here on eBay.
For the Poster Collector: Iconic Modern Posters
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Want more? Check out my other guides below. I also have some    fun collections too.   

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