The China Club, Berlin

Posted on Fri, 23 Feb 2007 by midcenturyjo

An exclusive members club in the old and new centre of Berlin, the China Club was founded and designed by Anne Maria Jagdfelt. An interesting juxtaposition of bygone luxury and marxist propaganda I’d love to settle in for a scotch and the International Herald Tribune

All images courtesy of Ken Hayden and the China Club.

Stairway to heaven

Posted on Fri, 23 Feb 2007 by midcenturyjo

The name says it all. A little riser and tread thread.

Douglas Mackie Ken Hayden
Feinknopf Australian Vogue Living
Douglas Mackie John Barman
Peter Marino Australian Vogue Living

Verner Panton

Posted on Wed, 21 Feb 2007 by midcenturyjo

“The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination. Most people spend their lives housing in dreary, grey-beige conformity, mortally afraid of using colours. By experimenting with colours, textiles and furniture and utilizing the latest technologies, I try to new ways, to try to encourage people to use their fantasy and make their surroundings more exciting.” – Verner Panton 1926-1998

All images via Verner Panton Design.

The smallest room

Posted on Mon, 19 Feb 2007 by midcenturyjo

The powder room, the wc, the cloakroom,the little boys/girls room, the 0.5 of the 2.5 bathrooms, the toilet. An oft neglected space just ripe for decorating. Thinking of something a little “risky” elsewhere in the house, try it out first in the smallest room.

Hotel des Arts Ken Hayden
Domino BNO
John Barman Robyn Karp
Jay Jeffers Domino

Pappas Miron

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2007 by midcenturyjo

Pappas Miron Design mixes antiques, vintage textiles, flea market finds and modern pieces to produce a relaxed and liveable modern interior. Tatyana and Alexandra aren’t married to one style and feel free to improvise, finding the potential in second hand pieces. See more on their website.

All images from Pappas Miron.