How do you combine the products of three famous midcentury designers in one space? Todd Saunders created a midcentury haven in his Long Beach, Calif., Neutra home when he returned the structure to its roots and inserted classic midcentury pieces. Here are a few of them, include some classic Eames and Nelson, and where you can find them yourself.
In his living room, Todd stuck with a single designer for the chairs—or in this case, a design duo. Charles and Ray Eames designed the fiberglass chair in 1950 with a “dry bind” process. Todd also found an old Eames pedestal chair in a dumpster and rescued it from its doomed fate.
Nelson designed his platform bench in 1946, and it was part of his first Herman Miller collection. The bench is part of his Basic Cabinet series, but works well all on its own as a seating area or low work surface.
George Nelson’s drop-leaf desk is a rarer find than his platform bench because the product is no longer in production. But it’s the perfect statement piece for an office area, due to its simple design and handy leaf you can extend for extra work space, if needed.