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Georges Briard Warmer Stand

Georges Briard Warmer Stand

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Recent Gallery Posts

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ThriftyMlle
Mirro Bun Warmer #3508 M
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unisphere at New York World's Fair 1964 through 1965
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Gerte Hacker
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Sascha Brastoff Enamel Ashtray
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Orenson/Sohn Dual Chafing
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Paul McCobb designed Aluminum Heat Tray by Club Aluminum
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Spun Aluminum Cocktail Set
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Metal Wall Art Sculpture
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Hanova Bowl

Hanova bowl, enamel on metal
Hanova Bowl, Enamelled Metal

Thanks to Modish.net, I recently learned that this large bowl was produced by "Hanova"...

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Tony Paul Designs

Photo:  Tony Paul sitting on a chair of his design from the Ice Cream Parlor Collection. Photo courtesy of Lori of Tony Paul Designs.com.

  Researching good mid-century modern design and its creatives adds another dimension to our great collecting passion. It is always a great day when you can learn more about a mid-century designer that has been off your radar. This brief story is about Tony Paul and a website dedicated to his memory and design genius: TonyPaulDesigns.

  I probably first learned about Tony Paul while researching the amazingly diverse modern product issued under the name Raymor, tag name for distributor, Richards Morgenthau (RM). A huge new advertising campaign was launched by RM around 1954 that was spearheaded by the slogan Modern in the Tradition of Good Taste. This clever, catchy phrase was undoubtedly crafted to appeal to a large cross-over audience. More than 3000 modern home furnishings were brought together under the Raymor label that first year. Designers like Ben Seibel, Richard Galef, and Tony Paul--to mention a few--found a larger audience through these ads in House Beautiful, House & Garden, & Living for Young Homemakers. (Giftwares, 1954)

Jenfred

Jenfred

Jenfred-ware.  Maison Gourmet.  bookends

Wire Sculpture

BULL!

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Jenfredware Ashtray Ben Seibel

Jenfredware Ashtray Ben Seibel
Jenfredware Ashtray Ben Seibel

Jenfredware Ashtray Ben Seibel

Sohn

Sohn

Ernest Sohn for Orenson.  chafing dish

Ernest Sohn for Orenson

Ernest Sohn Double Boiler for Orenson
Ernest Sohn Double Boiler for Orenson

Ernest Sohn Double Boiler