Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Construction of S. R. Crown Hall
In 1952-1953 Mies van der Rohe built the Crown Hall in Chicago: it was to house the College of Architecture on Illinois' Institute of Technology campus. A spectacular building constructed out of steel and glass, it has no interior supports and the roof is suspended from four steel girders. In the Hall free-standing partitions subdivide the space, creating drawing rooms, a library and an exhibition room. The basement is used for offices and workshops. In Crown Hall, Mies van der Rohe's continual search for a clear expression of structure reached its pinnacle.
Image Credits: Chicago Historical Society
Verner Panton Topan Lamp with matte black exterior and gold plated interior. Our beautiful classic modern Topan pendant lamp has timeless appeal. Designed by Verner Panton in 1959, Topan is an icon of Scandinavian design. This stylish spherical pendant light fixture is perfect when suspended above the dining table or when you need to brighten up a corner of a room. It is also beautiful above a kitchen counter (we recommend to purchase three of them for kitchen counter installations). It is made from a single piece of aluminum. This light fixture is simple, yet effortlessly elegant. The Topan Lamp comes hardwired and has a 6' long electrical cord. 60 watt max. Verner Panton's iconic Topan Lamp is made in Denmark.
This classic ceiling light fixture is found in the best examples of mid-century modern architecture including the iconic Bailey House (Case Study House #21) designed by Pierre Koenig in 1959. This classic modernist down light can also be found in numerous mid-century modern houses in Palm Springs. The gracious and timeless modern lines of this modern down light will provide the perfect harmonic balance in your modern home. These beautiful minimal modern down lights are the perfect spotlights for an entrance, hallway, living room, bedroom, office, etc. These modern lights are easy to install, durable and reliable. These modern lamps are the perfect fit for small residential- and large scale commercial projects since they are UL listed for both indoor- and outdoor use. Flush ceiling mounted; these lamps are mounted directly to the ceiling, so they come hard-wired. The satin aluminum version as pictured has a non-shiny matte finish, exactly like the ones used in Pierre Koenig's Case Study House #21.
Hollywood Hills Modern
Nakahouse is an abstract remodel of a 1960's hillside house located on a West facing ridge in the Hollywood Hills, just below the Hollywood sign. To the South and West are canyon views; to the East is a protected natural ravine, with a view of Griffith Park Observatory in the distance.
Image Credits Steve King