May 24, 2011


Visit the absolutely gorgeous Mid-Century Modernist website for a look at how the She & Him video, Don't Look Back, pays homage to cold war design of the 1950s and 1960s. Is that a Vox Continental keyboard in the photo stills? What treasures do you spot? Link here.

1 comment:

  1. The original GM video is full of mid-century classics including Bertoia’s Diamond and Bird chairs, Saarinen’s Womb Chair and Pedestal Table, Eames’ Wire Chair, Fiberglass Rockers, Sofa, Lounge Chair and Speaker, and Isamu Noguchi’s Wire-base Table. Although a tribute to American design, a few European classics were depicted as well, including Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair and the Swedish Ericofon. With the exception of the Eames Speaker and the Ericofon, all these designs are thankfully still in production – a testament to their timeless design integrity.

    As to the She & Him video, the same Ericofon was all I could recognize. That is indeed a classic Vox Continental organ that was used, but I am not sure the ‘Connie” actually had a ‘piano’ mode – perhaps a keyboard player could enlighten us!

    J Kraus