Glenn Gissler

Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2007 by midcenturyjo

Glen Gissler trained as an architect but practises as an interior designer. Key words here are elegant sensibility, comfortable, striking, beautifully crafted and integrated into the architecture fabric of the space. Polished spaces combing traditional and contemporary furnishings his work is stylistically diverse but always makes a statement. Love it!

Fox-Nahem Design

Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2007 by midcenturyjo

I first saw Fox-Nahem in Elle Decor ’04 and fell in love. Midcentury pieces, statement artwork, a sense of drama and a sense of humour. Their work is sophisticated and intimate. Joe Nahem and his late partner Tom Fox have had their creations grace the pages of the absolute cream of the interior design press. No wonder. Check out the fabulous spaces below.

Francois Halard

Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2007 by midcenturyjo

Francois Halard studied at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. He moved to New York City and began to photograph regularly with Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ and House & Garden. From architecture to interiors and from lifestyle images to portraits his portfolio embraces the exquisite and inspiring. Many of these images will be familiar to you but no less beautifully captured by this leading photographer. See his portfolio here.

Hard boiled classic

Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2007 by midcenturyjo

Arne Jacobsen designed the Egg Chair in 1958 for the lobby and reception areas at the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The Egg Chair continues to be one of Arne Jacobsen’s most popular designs, mixing organic forms along with comfort. Love it, covet it, so want it!!

Tips on moving

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2007 by midcenturyjo

Images from Design Hub

Want to make your moving less arduous? Send your furniture to the upholsterer’s and let him deliver it when it’s done! I picked up 3 pieces of this Grant Featherston modular suite (2 single chairs and a corner) for about $60 AUS at a thrift store. Mine had been recovered at some stage in a horrid floral tapestry with ruffles at the base. Soon they will be sporting charcoal grey pinstripe wool. This is the starting point of my office. What would you do if you had these retro beauties in your office? (Please ignore if you think they are the most hideous things you have ever seen but they are in the permanent collection of the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.)