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Lobel’s Mid Century Modern Masterpiece

by habituallychic

05 . 20 . 08

Lobel Modern is an amazing store in New York that “showcases furniture, lighting and art by important designers from the 1940’s through the 1980’s, including Edward Wormley, Tommi Parzinger, Harvey Probber, Vladimir Kagan, Paul Evans, and Karl Springer, among others.” So it’s no surprise that it’s owner Evan Lobel’s apartment is just as fabulous as his shop. Some of these photos have been seen before but they are worth seeing again since the apartment is so full of beautiful furniture and inspiring ideas. To read more, click HERE.

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  1. Suzy May 20, 2008 | 5:26 am

    I LOVE that dressing room and had seen it before but didn’t know where it came from. Thanks for the link. Also, great to hear that someone is finally writing a book on Karl Springer…about time!

  2. T8 May 20, 2008 | 1:50 pm

    Maybe its a function of having grown up in that decade, but while I love certain pieces, the overall look leaves me cold. I prefer a more layered, eclectic look generally (although I have a feeling that we may be entering a period where eclecticism will be seen as dated, as uncool as shabby chic.)

    What do you see? Are more people electing purist interiors? Or is that just what happens when we transition from one revival (mid-century) to another (the seventies and eighties)?

    And is eclecticism dead?


    When design takes priority, the result is often strange closets.

  3. ACS May 21, 2008 | 1:01 am

    What inspirational images.
    I adore the kitchen featured and am drooling over the dressing room.
    I never knew clothing storage could be so stylish!
    ACS x

  4. Easy and Elegant Life May 22, 2008 | 3:48 pm

    I’m with T8. I like the collected over a lifetime look. Having said that, I could spend a lifetime trying to replcate that dressing room/closet — round!