Midcentury Emojis feature Hans J Wegner and Charles and Ray Eames furniture

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American design retailer Death by Modernism has created an emoji set so that mid-century-design fans can send small pictures of works by Charles and Ray EamesEero Saarinen and Hans J Wegner.

Death by Modernism – which sells both white label mid-century furniture and paraphenelia related to the period – "emoji-fied" 12 designs for use on Apple's iOS.

“We made these emojis because we felt like Apple's iMessage furniture could use a little refresh," Death by Modernism founder Raj Haldar told Dezeen.

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"But we also did it because, if you can't convey to your friend in a single image that it's your wish to go home and sit in an Eames Lounge Chair, then what is all this technology even for?".