Sunday, February 13, 2022

That man, Marx

While Charles and Ray Eames were delighting designers, tastemakers, and our parents, another titan of the mid-century modern period was Louis Marx.

As the designers of the era filled homes and offices with fabulous product, Marx was equally busy influencing the look of the bedroom floors of our nations children.
Marx was dubbed "the toy king", and he may be best known for his wonderful, and affordable, playsets that his company turned out by the tens of thousands from the mid 1950s to the mid 1970s
This stunning building is from his Cape Canaveral set of 1958. It wonderfully captures the zietgeist of the post-war race to the stars.
All hail the king...Louis Marx - my childhood hero.

Soldier on (to the moon)!