11/29/12

"Hitchcock" Set Design - LA Times



Coffee Table and Rattan Chair - Amsterdam Modern.

LA Times looked at the set design of the movie "Hitchcock," released on Friday, and published the article " 'Hitchcock' home designs nail late-1950s style" featuring a peek into the interior design of the Hitchcocks' home in Beverly Hills as well their beach house. Striving for a relaxed but very California mid-century feel, production designer Judy Becker included pieces from Amsterdam Modern to the beach house to complete the look.

On mid-century modern design and her inspiration for the "Hitchcock" set design, Becker said, " 'Today, most of us feel overwhelemed by clutter. Back then people didn't have as much stuff, and it was a period in which furniture design was simple but sophisticated, a period that has not been matched before or after', " (LA Times) and we find that we can't disagree.

11/27/12

Gae Aulenti (1927-2012)





We just want to take a moment today to commemorate Gae Aulenti, influential Italian architect and designer who passed earlier this month on November 1st. Famous for her interior industrial design, she was commissioned to renovate the inside of Musée D'Orsay in Paris (pictured below), the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, and many other large interior spaces around Europe that have become public monuments or cultural centers today.







"The conscious principle in this design has been to achieve forms that could create experiences, and that could at the same time welcome everyone's experiences with the serenity of an effortless development."

- Gae Aulenti


Shout Out to Lovingly Simple








Thank you to Christine at Lovinglysimple.com for doing the wonderful posting on our warehouse in Van Nuys!

11/20/12

Ice Cube & Eames

If you haven't seen this video..."Ice Cube Celebrates the Eames". This is possibly one of the best things ever. Happy Tuesday from Amsterdam Modern!