classic design is always in style, but have you found yourself wondering which of your bauhaus or mid-century favorites are still in production, and if so, where you can get them?
above: frank gehry’s wiggle side chair
above: george nelson’s home desk
above: george nakashima’s straight chair
above: marcel breuer’s wassily lounge chair
The answer to that is Edition20, a searchable database of all the best 20th-century goods that are still being produced under their original license. No links to knock-off manufacturers or reproductions or vintage classics that are no longer made.
The site itself is straightforward, easy to navigate and totally addictive. Even the most lukewarm design interest will be sparked by the labyrinthine path sure to ensue after the first click. George Nelson’s 1958 Home Desk by Vitra leads you to Frank Gehry’s 1972 Wiggle Side Chair, which leads you to his other work for Knoll, which can lead you to anything from George Nakashima’s 1948 Straight Chair to Marcel Breuer’s 1928 Wassily Lounge Chair to any of the famous pieces by Harry Bertoia, Mies van der Rohe or Eero Saarinen. And that’s just the chairs. For serious research or just a midday diversion, Edition20 satisfies.
george nelson’s home desk
frank gehry’s wiggle side chair
george nakashima’s straight chair
marcel breuer’s wassily lounge chair