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Our Book Mule Promo

 

"Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house." Henry Ward Beecher.

The Book Mule was created to solve a problem — the problem of having too many books. Well, to be sure, having too many books is hardly a problem but it is something a lot of us can relate to. Consider the spaces you live in and you may find that books are some of the most exquisitely designed objects you own. They are highly decorative for a reason. As a collection, reflect personality of those...

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Dumpster Diving.

This is a good story! Last week, I recieved an excited phone call from Rob telling me about a wild experience he had fishing furniture out of a dumpster. This is not the first time Rob has saved furniture from the landfill . . . and, if I was a gambling man, I would put my chips in a hat, betting on it not being the last time either.

The lesson here is this: Before you Bin something, Google. Or call Rob directly? Just think, the next time you happen past a dumpster, imagine all the mid-century modern history lessons...

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Book Mules. You’ll Want More Than One!

 

Our pack of Book Mules includes a number of sub-species all based on the Book Mule Original.  The Original’s two angled shelves make it superb for storing and displaying your favorite novels and paperbacks. Load it up. This one is designed to be the reader’s Book Mule and, as such, belongs by your favorite chair. 

 

 

Soon to come in the Original range are flat top, flat bottom and larger...

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Small Tables

While chairs are most often the stars of mid-century modernism, there’s always a strong supporting cast of tables helping to set the stage. Competent, versatile and incredibly useful, MCM tables are rarely, if ever in the spotlight, but they make the whole ensemble work.

This was certainly Rob’s experience at Trent. Master architect Ron Thom’s team orchestrated the furniture into intimate conversational groupings and private corners. The stars were certainly there—Jacobsen, Eames, Mathsson, Mogensen, Aalto, Muller & Stewart, plus a range of lounge chairs and settees, couches and sling chairs designed specifically for the different colleges by the...

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Safari Chairs

There’s little doubt, some of the most iconic mid-century designs are lounge chairs. The LCI, Barcelona, Swan, Egg, Coconut, Womb, Eva, Chieftans, Pelican, Wegner’s Wing—it seems every designer had at least one comfortable chair in their portfolio. Perhaps it was the appeal of the ultimate challenge. The famous German architect, Mies van der Rohe once said, “A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier.” 

Of all these designs, the simplest, oldest and perhaps most refined is the safari or sling chair. Kaare Klint produced
his famous version in 1933 and his inspiration came...

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