Bored of Barcelona chairs? Not quite as enamored with Eames as you once were? As midcentury modern has gone from a collector's concern to mass market, once rare signifiers of the style have lost much of their cachet (or worse, have become overexposed or victims of overzealous, poor quality knockoffs). The Wall Street Journal looked into the economics and trends driving many legacy furniture brands, especially Northern European companies such as Fritz Hansen, to dig through their archives and reissue old designs. Expanding product lines by resurrecting the work of lesser-known or forgotten designers can add substantially to these company's bottom lines, and combat fatigue over cliched furniture pieces. Here's a look at some recent reissues we've found especially exciting or noteworthy.
·Move Over, Eames: Reissued Furniture Classics Are Stealing the Spotlight [The Wall Street Journal]
·Why The World Is Obsessed With Midcentury Modern Design [Curbed]
·Prolific Midcentury Brazilian Architect Lina Bo Bardi is Having a Moment [Curbed]