Wikipedia: Ladderax is a modular shelving and storage system created by Robert Heal in 1964 for Staples of Cricklewood, London. It is an example of Mid-Century modern design.[1] A Ladderax set up Heal was influenced by the work of the “Danish school“. This mid-century Scandinavian design movement was largely about reinterpreting simple, linear shapes from Georgian and Shaker pieces, and making them…

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What Exactly is Mid-Century?

What exactly is Mid-Century? Wikipedia starts by saying: “Mid-century modern (MCM) is the design movement in interior, product, graphic design, architecture, and urban development that became popular after WWII in 1945 and continued until the late 1970s.” That’s quite a loose definition, nothing more than a period of time, and doesn’t…

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