Tag Archives: interior

New Decorating Book: 1981

9 Jul

Not particularily Midcentury, but this book has some nice interiors.
I especially love all the plants! MID MOD009

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David’s Holiday Setup

24 Dec

David's 2012 MCM Christmas

Thank you for sending us your beautiful Eames-filled home with Mimomito, David!
Still haven’t sent us your holiday decor photos? Shoot ’em over to mcmsacramento@gmail.com !

Alexander Girard-Le Fonda Del Sol

20 Jan

Alexander Girard was a fabulous designer that we here at Mimomito love. We did a small blurb about his pillow designs being sold by Urban Outfitters, but that’s not all we got for ya!

In 1960 Alexander Girard did this amazing identity system for Le Fonda Del Sol.

Le Fonda Del Sol was a restaurant located in New York’s Time Life building.

Here are some photos of the space!
Girard got the Eames Office to design this fanciful chair for Le Fonda’s Restaurant.

They were so amazing that they soon got mass produced and put in offices everywhere.







Just looking at the interior is making me get a lil’ frustrated with my sad brunch of weepy grapes and three cups of coffee. I’m  oozing envy, guys.
Even the matchbook is bootiful.

Hilarious advertisement that captures Girard’s playful spirit.

Le Fonda ceramics. SIGH.

I wish there were more old timey color photo’s that I could find of this place.
I bet they are amazing!
  Flor-Le Fonda Rug

House Industries Girard Blocks

Sadly, the original Le Fonda restaurant is long gone. Dry your eyes friend, don’t get too worked up just yet.  La Fonda still lives through products like the above that you can purchase online!
Click the links provided for more pictures and information.

Florence Knoll: “I am not a decorator.”

13 Jan


I’ve started to wonder a little bit about the Knoll company after I realized I can not spell, nor pronounce, Eero Saarinen’s name. After a little research (wiki and Knolls website -WOKA, WOKA!!) I found I didn’t know anything about this dynamic company. Pictured above is Hans Knoll and his wife Florence. Hans started his furniture company under his name in 1938. Whilst this was happening, his future wife Florence was busy studying at Kingsfield, Cranbrook, and the Armour Institute where she received a degree in Architecture. She was a protegee of Eero Saarinen, and worked with big timer Bauhaus gents like Walter Gropius, Marcel Breur, and Wallace K. Harrison.
In an effort to bring in business during the war, Florence proposed to Hans that they work with architects by doing interior design. It was successful and the two married in 1946 and became full partners in the business. In 1955 Hans Knoll died in a car accident leaving Florence the President of the company until 1960. She remained the director of design until 1965. Florence contributed tons to the company by bringing in designers and big name clients. She also designed furniture for the company, helped with many of their textiles, and designed a lot of interiors and showrooms for Knoll.


Florence Knoll is most noted for some of the interiors she worked on when she ran the Knoll Planning Unit.


Photos taken from Burning Settler’s cabin
In 2002 Florence was awarded the National Medal of arts – CUZ SHE HELLA EARNED IT.
Decorativeartstrust.com

If you would like to know more about Florence and the Knoll Planning unit check out the decorative arts trust link provided above and Knoll’s website.

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