Of all the design styles and eras, why midcentury? “The short answer is it’s a ton of fun! Midcentury design is playful, casual, and has a lightness to it, all [of] which work well with 21st century living,” Brian says.
What inspires you most about mid mod design? “The streamlined, reduced form of midcentury creates a virtually blank canvas. It is easily adaptable and gives designers permission to expand, modify and recreate exciting new forms that always follow function,” Brian says. “It is extremely flexible, malleable.”
WHAT MIDCENTURY DESIGNERS INFLUENCE YOUR WORK? George Nelson Florence Knoll Isamu Noguchi George Nakashima
“I am more influenced by some of the pre-midcentury designers—the ones who were the precursors to American midcentury—like Frank Lloyd Wright and Wharton Esherick,” Brian says.