Design: Iconic mid-century portrait turns 50

George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Jens Risom

We are coming up on the 50th anniversary of this iconic photo which features “The Mad Men of of Mid-Century Design.” It appeared, believe it or not, in    Playboy, July 1961.

For lovers and collectors of mid-century furniture, we think of this image as the Playboy Playmates of the Century.

The photo was accompanied by  an excellent article which  I highly recommend you read here.

Yes, as you might have suspected, I do read Playboy for the articles.

I also recommend the link to the blog The Selvage Yard.

From a fashion standpoint, I want to point out that the men are dressed in suits of every conceivable shade of grey.

Guys, this is exactly what your closet should contain in 2011.

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