Why we are obsessed with midcentury modern design

  • by Ian Thackeray

Today,more than ever, the midcentury modern look is everywhere. Flip through the April issue of Elle Décor, and you'll find that more than half of the featured homes prominently include midcentury furniture pieces.

 

Turn on the TV and you'll see the chat show guests sitting in classic Knoll office chairs. If you dine in a contemporary restaurant tonight, there's a good chances you'll be seated in a chair that was designed in the 1950s—whether it is an Eames, Bertoia, Cherner, or Saarinen.

 

"Midcentury modern" itself is a difficult term to define. It broadly describes architecture, furniture, and graphic design from the middle of the 20th century (roughly 1933 to 1965, though some would argue the period is specifically limited to 1947 to 1957). The timeframe is a modifier for the larger modernist movement, which has roots in the Industrial Revolution at the end of the 19th century and also in the post-World War I period.

 

We are busy designing our own take on mid-century modern furniture and can not wait to show you all soon.

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BESPOKE

WE WORK WITH YOUR SPACE TO MAKE IT THE BEST IT CAN BE

UNIQUE

OUR 50’S OR MID CENTURY SYLED KITCHENS ARE DESIGNED TO BE ONE OF A KIND

QUALITY

SOLID WHITE ASH DRAWERS. RETRO DESIGNS, BUILT TO INCORPORATE ALL MODERN APPLIANCES