Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Mid-century Designers


Photographing with only natural light, Leslie Williamson documented details of the homes of fourteen mid-century designers, artists and craftspeople, including Jens Risom, Eva Zeisel, Harry Bertoia and Walter Gropius.

We love that the photos show the homes exactly as they were when the designers lived there, as with the image of Walter Gropius’ desk. You get to experience the personal touches that actually make a home feel like a home. Williamson set out to shoot the homes not only as examples of modernist design, but also to capture how these designers crafted homes that were meant to be lived in. Her exploration into the nexus of art and function, and forgoing design perfection in the name of a livable space is one that is close to our hearts.

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