about modernacious

umanoff chair

chair attributed to Arthur Umanoff

In 2011 I decided to spend more time studying 20th century design. I’m interested in furniture, lighting, industrial objects, crafts, art and architecture.

My focus is on post-war California designers, manufacturers, craftspeople and architects – but really, it’s a big wide world and there’s a lot of amazing design that happened and that I love to learn more about.

I would like this blog to be a place where I keep track of the topics that interest me, and where I can share these things with the world. OK, maybe two or three people.