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We Have a Winner! Pin to Win a Fiberglass Demi Table

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Congratulations to pinner Sheri Lee, who just won a new Fiberglass Demi Table from Modernica! Thanks for entering everyone; there are more contests to come, so we hope you’ll play again.

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Phillip Johnson: Beyond the Glass House

We all know (and adore) his magnificent Glass House, but Phillip Johnson doesn’t always receive credit for his many other notable works. The architect’s prolific career lasted almost 70 years, and during that time he designed residences, skyscrapers, churches, conventions centers, and much more – all over the world. Below we take a look at just a few of the amazing structures that were born out of the magnificent mind of Phillip Johnson.

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Pennzoil Place in Houston, 1975. Photo by Richard Payne.

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PPG Place in Pittsburgh, 1984. Photo by Derek Jensen.

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David H. Koch Theater in New York City, 1964. Photo courtesy of Shen Yun Performing Arts.

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Reactor Building in Soreq Israel, 1960. Photo courtesy of Archdaily.

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Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA, 1981. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

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Fort Worth Water Gardens, 1974. Photo courtesy of the Dallas Examiner.

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Kunsthalle in Bielefeld Germany, 1968. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

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The Rockefeller Guest House, 1950. Photo courtesy of Artnet.

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New York State Pavilion for the World’s Fair 1964. Photo courtesy of Matthew Silva.

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Interfaith Peace Chapel in Dallas, 2005. Photo courtesy of Archpaper.

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Plaza de Castilla in Madrid, 2004. Photo by Lucia Uccellatore.

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Chapel of St. Basil at the University of St. Thomas – Houston, 1956. Photo by Jim Parsons.

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National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai India, 1985. Photo courtesy of the NCPA.

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Dealer Spotlight: Centurium in Japan

“Arctic Ice” is the name of the exclusive new Fiberglass Shell Chair color formulated by our premier dealer in Japan – Centurium – and it’s selling like hot-cakes! The lovely shade of soft blue is one of many that we send off to the Land of the Rising Sun, and they are being received quite well.

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“Our customers love Modernica’s designs because they are timeless. The look feels fresh and fits into our modern lifestyle, but at the same time this furniture has great historical value.”  –Tomoo Inoue, Centurium

The expansive showroom is located in Himeji of Japan’s Hyogo Province, and focuses exclusively on Scandinavian and/or mid-century-inspired designs. If you’re ever in Himeji, we encourage you to drop by! For the rest of us, here are some delightful shots of the Centurium retail space. See more on their Facebook Page.

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Berlin Architects Bring Back a Mid-Century Home in a Big Way

A UNESCO world heritage site is serious business, so when architects Stefan Flachsbarth and Michael Schultz of bfs-design were hired to renovate this potential UNESCO site, they took incredible pains to restore the home to its original minimalist glory.

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The house was designed by Eduard Ludwig in 1957 and was featured in the Berlin International Building Exhibition of 1957. Time and multiple owners had transformed the house drastically with unfortunate changes in flooring, landscaping, and color palates. Thanks to Flachsbarth and Schultz, however, today the design remains as close as possible to Ludwig’s original intention.

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All photos courtesy of Gardenista and taken by Annette Kisling.

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Inspire Me Monday: Otherwordly Rock House in Joshua Tree

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Although not as renowned as some of his mid-century contemporaries, Kendrick Bangs Kellogg was and still is an innovator in organic modern design. His extraordinary work is often breathtaking and awe-inspiring, pushing the limits of structural engineering. The 1986 “Rock House” in the Joshua Tree desert is a prime example. Have you ever seen anything like it?

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Photos courtesy of the New York Times.

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