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Modern Life In & Around San Diego 2012


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When asked to select their favorite local shops, the architects, designers, and homeowners on the San Diego Dwell Home Tour chose the following destinations as a post-tour guide for those wishing to further explore the area’s uniquely modern side. To explore these modern destinations, scroll down.

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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is the region’s foremost forum devoted to the exploration and presentation of the art of our time, presenting works across all media created since 1950.

mcasd.org

700 Prospect Street
La Jolla ,CA


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BOOMERANG FOR MODERN

Among the finds from modern San Diego sources is the Vitra re-edition of George Nelson’s 1947 Ball Clock (pictured left).

boomerangformodern.com

2475 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego,CA

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DESIGN/ONE

Found at Design/One - this three-legged, two-tiered side table by Edward Wormley for Dunbar was first made in the 1940s.

designonemodern.com

3789 1/2 Park Blvd
San Diego,CA

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HOLD IT CONTEMPORARY HOME

The aluminum Half-Nelson lamp was designed in 1950 but didn’t make it into full production until 1977. Hard to find vintage modern furnishings such as these can be found at Hold It Contemporary Home.

holdithome.com

1570 Camino de la Reina
San Diego,CA

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KLASSIK

Danish architect Vilhelm Wohlert designed the Piano chair in 1955 (pictured left). It remains one of his best bestknown pieces. And among many other modern treasures it can be found at Klassik.

klassikdesign.com

989 West Kalmia Street
San Diego,CA

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MIXTURE HOME

Japan-based studio Leif.designpark’s Flower Cup chair for De La Espada is made from plywood with an oak (shown) or maple veneer. Many of the products carried are hard-to-find lines, exclusive to mixture.

mixturehome.com

2210 Kettner Boulevard
San Diego,CA



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