Published at Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 - 08:53:51 AM. interior By Harriette Curnutt.
In architect Charles Zana's midcentury home just outside of Paris. a sterling silver Takashi Murakami sculpture stands between the two sections of the living room. and the stainless-steel chaise longue is by Christophe Pillet.A vintage dining table and chairs by Hans J. Wegner and a circa-1963 Arteluce pendant light furnish the dining room of a Bridgehampton.
In the 1940s and '50s. midcentury-modern design. with its clean lines. warm woods. and bold upholstery hues (often in woolly. menswear-inspired textures). changed the way homes looked. Suddenly. less was more. and decorating a home was about finding a design where form served function—a philosophy that continues to inspire designers to this day.