RE-PURPOSE ... RE-UPHOLSTER AT THE GOOD MOD
When shopping vintage furniture or considering giving new life to that old sofa or side chair, it is nice to know a trusted source! Our highly experienced upholstery team at The Good Mod is extremely knowledgeable in the process and use of materials used to re-create that vintage piece.
We restore items that come through our showroom as well as personal items that you as a client can bring to us to give new life: lounge chairs, cushions, throw pillows, sofas, side chairs...
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What do you get when you mix the Nuclear Painting Movement and the Concret Art Group, along with sculptures, electric appliances, plastics, and Italy? Well, pretty awesome furniture, and Joe Colombo. In Milan, Italy, Colombo was raised along with two brothers. Their father owned a electric appliance factory. He chose to go to school to study science, but quickly changed over to art. Colombo was a painter and sculptor. Identifying himself with the Nuclear Painting Movement, Colombo started seeing art and design in a new light. The Nuclearists were counter cultural and vehemently opposed to nuclear weapons, which they portrayed in their artworks. He then chose to go in another extreme joining the Concret Art Group which focused on non-representational art. This art was not focused on realism and the goal was to evoke no emotion or symbolism. It's only objective was good design with line, color, dimension, etc. When the Colombo brothers had to take over the electric appliance business, Joe was placed in an industrial playground. It was here that he found new materials to work with, such as plastic, and delved into the furniture world. Colombo's artistic leanings were not lost on his furniture design. You can clearly see his Concret Art teachings come out in his creations. For example, the Universale is one of his signature pieces. The lines are smooth, colors vibrant, and stacking feature was functional.His pieces were the epitome of efficiency and industry. No need to mess around with frivolous design. Colombo was to the point. His Living Systems are a fantastic example of this. He would build single pieces of furniture that encompassed an entire rooms worth of furniture. An complete kitchen was fit into a 90x75x75cm space. Colombo's eye for design was impeccable. We can see that at first glance. But it isn't until we look at his artistic background that we see how intentional the design was and can fully appreciate his genius.
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Poul Cadovius, CADO
Poul Cadovius is a renowned Danish interior architect. He founded CADO Company in the late 1950's.
In 1964 CADO took over France & Son, one of Denmark's greatest furniture manufacturers. Cado is most well known for its wall units or wall systems made in teak, rosewood, and walnut. These systems could be ordered from catalogs and furniture stores in the 1960's - 70's. There were many different types of cabinets, shelves, lights, standards or uprights and styles. Whether you needed a desk, a table, a stereo cabinet, china cabinets or a chest of drawers, you could customize the system to fit your needs. The Cado Company also made lots of other furniture. Chairs, sofas, and tables. Cado built tons of amazing furnishings by many great designers.
Inspired by Charles and Ray Eames, Hvidt and Orla Molgaard-Nielsen designed the first danish chiar, AX, with a seat and back made of double curved laminated wood. The AX chair was produced by Fritz Hansen; the laminate glueing technique they used was borrowed from the tennis racket industry. This discovery allowed furniture to be manufactured quickly and disassembled for shipping without compromising the quality. As a result the market for danish furniture expanded and eventually lead to Denmark's domination over the modern furniture industry.
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