Inspired by Midcentury: Fenway Clayworks
Fenway Clayworks is the result of a lifelong interest in functional ceramics. Its founder, Sean VanderVliet has 20 years of experience as ceramicist, using his hands to craft and sculpt objects for the home. Sean speaks to the subconscious influence design has on us, how we consume it daily without realizing it, and how that has manifested in his work.
Inspired by Midcentury: Vivian Beer
Vivian Beer is a furniture designer/maker based in New England. Her sleek, abstracted metal and concrete furniture combines the aesthetic sensibilities of contemporary design, craft, and sculpture to create furniture that alter expectations of and interface with the domestic landscape. She shares with us the people and pieces of midcentury design that have sparked her imagination.
Inspired by Midcentury: WXY Studio
W X Y is an award-winning multi-disciplinary practice specializing in the realization of urban design, planning and architectural solutions in challenging contexts. For our Inspired by Midcentury feature, WXY tells a visual story of how their work has taken inspiration from one early and one later example of European modernism.
Inspired by Midcentury: Raymond Jungles
Since 1985, Raymond Jungles, Inc. (RJI), has developed a dynamic practice inspired by the ethic of stewardship of the land under the leadership of Raymond Jungles. Here, RJI shares how their approach to landscape is informed by artists, architects, and designers of the midcentury.
Inspired by Midcentury: Wendy Maruyama
Furniture maker, artist and educator Wendy Maruyama has been making innovative work for 40 years and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Her recent work moves beyond the boundaries of traditional studio craft and into the realm of social practice. The work she created for a recent exhibition drew inspiration from Anni Albers' work as a weaver and textile artist as well as her experience facing discrimination at the Bauhaus.
Two Saarinen sites in Indiana receive Getty Foundation Keeping It Modern grants
Landmark Columbus will be receiving a 2019 Keeping it Modern Planning Grant from the Getty Foundation for the iconic North Christian Church, which was designed by Eero Saarinen and completed in 1964. Additionally, another Keeping it Modern grant was awarded to Saarinen’s Miller House and Garden.
Docomomo US/Chicago seeks nominations for Board of Directors
Docomomo US/Chicago is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors. They are looking for a dynamic and diverse group of people interested in leading the chapter. The chapter serves the greater Chicago area, including Indiana and Wisconsin.
Honoring the Docomomo US Longstanding Members of 2019
When Docomomo US was created more than 20 years ago, we set out to build a network of like-minded individuals to offer leadership, knowledge, and enthusiasm for the modern movement, which was little and little appreciated. We honored the contributions of our longstanding members at the Modernism in America Awards ceremony in New York City on June 19th.
Summer Reads 2019
Whatever your summer plans are - laying by the pool of a classic Palm Springs MCM, cruising the roadside architecture of Route 66, or taking in both nature + modernism at one of many National Parks that have both on offer - you're going to want a good book on hand. Enter our 2019 Summer Reads book list.