This year's show devoted more space to contemporary designers creating furniture in the pioneering spirit of the mid-century. We ran into this guy, Scott Friedman, posing here with his sharp-looking Coban Buffet held aloft by timber beams and plow heads, who left behind a career in architecture to take the indie route as a furniture designer and builder. Visit his Gitane Workshop website
for a closer look.
When they're not looking perfectly at home at the Modernism Show, this photogenic couple, Lisa and Jesse Detschermitsch, create and market their own Atomic Living Design
line of nifty retro furniture. Very slick!
But there was plenty of the vintage stuff, too, from petticoats and pillbox hats to sculpted chairs and hippie gear. And people get into the spirit of the show, especially on opening night, where women swish by, this way and that, in hats and gloves and billowy shirtwaist dresses or other period clothing.