Why we love Mid Century Modern Design?

Why we love Mid Century Modern Design?

We love mid-century design because it represents a transformative era that embraced functionality, simplicity, and new materials.

The post-war period saw a departure from ornate patterns to cleaner lines and less formal living, made possible by the innovation in plastics and metals. Iconic pieces like the Eames Chairs and Saarinen's tulip furniture demonstrate the era's revolutionary approach to design—eschewing the clutter for sleek, sculptural forms. The use of teak wood and vibrant colors added warmth and character to spaces, making mid-century design not only emblematic of its time but also enduringly popular for its practical beauty and comfort.

Here are some examples of the most iconic pieces of furniture:

The Eames Chairs

One of the most iconic designs attributed to the mid-century modern era is the Eames chair. Here: https://www.architonic.com/fr/story/james-wormald-the-eames-lounge-chair-how-a-design-classic-was-made/20262196 you can find more about the iconic power couple that have created lasting and still contemporary designs including the iconic lounge chair. 

Eero Saarinen’s tulip shape furniture

Saarinen famously hated the visual clutter brought on by a jumble of furniture legs in a room—so much so that he created a set of chairs that trades the standard fur legs chairs to one central pedestal. 

Meanwhile, in northern Europe, designers created a distinctly Scandinavian style by handcrafting their furniture and using such natural materials as wood and leather.

Alvar Aalto’s Palmio Chair



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