The Mad Men of Mid-Century Modern Design

George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Jens Risom Playboy Magazine, July 1961.

For fans of Mid-Century modern design, this classic image above from Playboy, July 1961 is like the Holy Grail. Design masters & fellow peers in their prime, beautifully captured in a time that was aesthetically crisp, uncluttered and innovative.

The Mad Men of Mid-Century Modern Design

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7 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Jen Risom even kind of looks like Sal Romano!

  2. Of course, Ray Eames should have been there too. But of course, this was Playboy and 1961.

  3. The best fucking blog in the entire world ever. So I’ve been told.


  4. Talented, I’m sure. Diverse group…not so much.
    Sign of the times.

  5. Great picture. Love the pipe!

  6. I was in the Engadine region few weeks ago and in every bar they had beautiful chairs and table in aluminium frame and colored wood, old and new, simple and beautiful.
    Anybody know where I can find them bith in Switzerland and USA?