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Best of #ModernMonday: Midcentury Modern Today

By Dwell @dwell
West Elm coffee table, custom Joybird sofa, and matching Jens Risom chairs in living room of Westchester renovation by Khanna Shultz.

What are some defining characteristics of mid-century modern architecture and design?

@PSArtMuseum: Minimal lines, strong indoor/outdoor connection, flat roofs, and open floor plans.

@aileenkwun: When I think of MCM, I think: simplicity of forms, an emphasis on function, and an honest, innovative use of materials.

@CKennedyDesign: Clean lines, generally flat roofs, post and beam construction, and in California, a connection to the outside.

@LetUsSuppose: Material Innovation. The Eameses start experimenting with bent wood with their leg splint.

Photo by John Porcheddu.

In celebration of Palm Springs Modernism Week, guests hosts @CKennedyDesign@PalmSrpingsMOD, and @PSArtMuseum joined us to discuss midcentury modern design and its continuing influence today.

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