Mid-Century Jordi Vilanova bench, circa 1960, Spain

DESCRIPTION: Mid-Century bench made with beech by Jordi Vilanova. It’s a very decorative piece.

CONDITION: Very good vintage condition.

DIMENSIONS: Height: 80cm (31.50in) Width: 140cm (55.12in) Depth: 46cm (18.11in) Seat Height: 44cm (17.32in)

ABOUT THE DESIGNER: Jordi Vilanova Bosch (Barcelona, 1925-1998) was a Catalan interior designer and cabinetmaker. In 1939, he entered the School of Art and Labor and the Llotja School. He worked at the Busquets workshop where he started as a cabinetmaker. Between the years 1940 and 1953 he collaborated with the firm of Lluís Gili. Co-founder and member of the La Cantonada Group (1960). Founder and promoter of the Catalan Art Magazine Art Questions (1967-1974).

ABOUT THE STYLE: Mid-Century Modern (MCM) is a design movement in interior, product, graphic design, architecture, and urban development that was popular from roughly 1945 to 1969, during the post–World War II period. The term was used descriptively as early as the mid-1950s and was defined as a design movement by Cara Greenberg in her 1984 book Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s. It is now recognized by scholars and museums worldwide as a significant design movement. The MCM design aesthetic is modern in style and construction, aligned with the Modernist movement of the period. It is typically characterized by clean, simple lines and honest use of materials, and it generally does not include decorative