designers-july-1961-playboy-582x363The Los Angeles County has played host to some of the most influential architects and furniture designers in the history of design. Architects and builders like Ray and Charles Eames as well as A. Quincy Jones flocked to Southern California for many reasons, but one in particular always stands out in their designs—the ability to make a strong connection between good modern design and nature. Mid Century Modern capitalized on the countries growing confidence after WWII, new building materials, and a changing design aesthetic. LA has always been host to the greatest fashions and design trends so it is no wonder that the hills are filled with famous pieces of Mid Century Modern design.

Begging in the 1930’s through the 60’s with a handful of designers coming out of the International and Bauhaus movements – including the works of Gropius, Le Corbusier and Mies Van Der Rohe— Mid Century modern design has truly made a come back in the last few years. Architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Eichler became famous in the United States for their ability to bring modern design to post-war America. Today, furniture collectors and designers are snatching up these classic pieces of sleek wooden furniture and mixing them in with other genres to create eclectic and timeless designs.

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