Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Clean lines and simple forms and natural materials.

Overview of Mid-Century Modern Furniture:

Mid-century modern furniture is a style of furniture that was popularized in the middle of the 20th century. This style of furniture is characterized by its clean lines, simple forms, and lack of ornamentation. Mid-century modern furniture often utilizes other styles of furniture such as Scandinavian, industrial, and minimalist.

Design philosophy

The Mid-century Modern furniture design philosophy is one that prioritizes form over function. This means that the furniture pieces are meant to look good first and be comfortable second. This is in contrast to other furniture styles where comfort is the primary focus.
Mid-century modern furniture construction and design typically includes natural materials such as wood and leather, and it is often designed to be functional and comfortable. Furniture pieces common with Mid-century modern furniture can include chairs, sofas, tables, dressers, and more.
The Mid-century modern furniture style is becoming more popular today. This furniture style is often seen in homes that are decorated in a modern or contemporary style and it’s a great way to add a touch of style to any home. Mid-century modern furniture is a popular choice for many people because it is very stylish and timeless.

Influential people and companies

Some influential people in the Mid-century modern furniture style are George Nelson, Ray and Charles Eames, and Eero Saarinen. George Nelson was an American industrial designer who is best known for his 1963 book Tomorrow’s House. Ray and Charles Eames were a husband and wife team who were influential in the development of mid-century modern furniture. Their most famous piece of furniture is the Eames Lounge Chair which was designed in 1956. (See our Stressless Furniture and IMG Comfort Furniture lines for similar styles in lounge chair & ottomans.)  Eero Saarinen also designed many iconic mid-century modern pieces of furniture, and Jean Prouvé, who is best known for his furniture designs that use aluminum and stainless steel.

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