When I first began my love for mid century modern, I found that I would often struggle with the pronunciation of the names of certain designers. Hell, I was baffled with Saarinen’s name for the longest time, which most people actually mispronounce. Considering most of us here aren’t from Finland it’s OK (E-ro Sah-rinen, by the way–roll your “Rs”). Once you think you have the name of a designer down, somebody else comes along with their own version. One of us has to be wrong.
Photo #2: Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen /Ar-ne Yah-cup-sen/
Photo #3: 654LC (Jens Risom Lounge chair) by Jens Risom /Yens Ree-some/
Photo #4: Wassily Chair (pronounced Vassily) Marcel Breuer /Mar-sell Broy-er/
Photo #5 Cantilever Sofa by Milo Baughman /My-loh Boff-man/
Disclaimer: if you pronounce some of these names the correct way in public, you’ll probably be laughed at, and you just might come across as a pretentious jerk.