THE END OF HISTORY
An archive of news and design ideas from the mid-century modern furnishing experts of Manhattan's The End of History.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Africa by way of Italy
Sold as a set, this trio is an extraordinary find from the hand of Italian maestro Alvino Bagni, circa 1950s. We could hardly believe our luck in being able to assemble this rare group. The African masks perfectly represent the mid-century trend of mixing an element of "exotica" into ones modernist decor. Studded (and nose ringed, as it were) with rusted nails to give the otherwise animated faces a fierce tribal quality.
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There is nothing quite like the fabulous vintage hand blown glass , the rare ceramics, and the marvelous mid-century modern furniture found at "The End of History". We opened our shop in Manhattan's West Village in 1997. Since then we have amassed more decorative objects from the 50's & 60's in one room than anywhere in the world. As a result we've become the go-to for top editors from magazines as well as a choice source to the best interior designers in the world. We will update this blog daily... and as new publications come out and exciting new items hit our shelves!