The Coiner of “Mid-Century Modernism’” Recalls the Movement’s First Comeback

Before this era’s furniture gained recognition as timeless and iconic, it was considered just a trend that had fallen out of fashion.

by Cara Greenberg | photos by Tim Street Porter
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5 Jewelry Designers Whose Passports Are Key to Their Inspiration

Makers of the most glittering gems reveal where they like to journey to stoke their creativity and come up with new ideas. Some of their sources may surprise you.

by Shannon Adducci
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14 Must-See Works during NYCxDesign

We’ve gathered 14 key design pieces you won’t want to miss from this year's edition of NYCxDesign Week.

by Jill Krasny
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A Suave Scandi-Modern Hotel for Manhattan

The pair of Danish designers known as SPACE Copenhagen export their coolly comfortable style to Soho at the new 11 Howard hotel.

by Andrew Sessa
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6 Designers Who Take Concrete from the Street to the Showroom

Today's creators are innovating ways to transform this cool composite material into highly covetable furniture and even rugs.

by Liz Logan
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Two Complementary Creatives Shoot for the Moon

In a new show, Danish ceramist Morten Løbner Espersen and his New York gallerist, Jason Jacques, pair handmade pottery and robot-shot photography inspired by the lunar orb.

by Tim McKeough
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Live Like This: A Shoppable Apartment in Copenhagen

With its surprising mix of mid-century and select contemporary pieces, the Apartment, owned by decorator and dealer Tina Seidenfaden Busck, is the ultimate furniture showroom.

by Emily Nathan
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Playing Favorites

John Loeb, the former U.S. ambassador to Denmark — and a passionate collector of that country’s paintings, some of which are currently on view at New York’s Scandinavia House — talks to 1stdibs about his most treasured piece.

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Jens Risom And A Taste For Danish

When Jens Risom immigrated to New York from Denmark in the late 1930s, he was shocked to discover a lack of modern furniture production in the States. He soon set out to change this, partnering first with Hans G. Knoll, then launching his own firm in 1946. Today, at age 96, he's the last of the mid-century modern legends still alive — and still designing.

by Greg Cerio
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