Image: Millard Sheets, Foliage and Butterflies, c. 1965, Designed in U.S.A., woven in France

Mid-century design is characterized by clean lines and a spirit of experimentation.

Highlights

Secret Chambers

1976 USA

This piece featuring fine and sterling silver and 14k gold has a special compartment in which its wearer can stash lipstick, keys, or other small essentials.

Chair

1971 USA

This Carl Ekstrom creation draws inspiration from surfboards.

Weather Report #522

c. 1960 USA

Abstract enamel on copper wall panels, such as this one, characterize the later work of San Diego native Ellamarie Woolley.

Foliage and Butterflies Tapestry

c. 1965 Designed in USA, woven in France

Designed by Millard Sheets, this tapestry is his only known work featuring butterflies.

LCW (Lounge Chair Wood)

c. 1946 USA

The iconic LCW was the product of an organic furniture competition entry.

“Pythagoras” Yardage

20th century Sweden

This woven and printed cotton drapery fabric yardage was designed for and manufactured by Ljungberg Textiles.