Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Stylish, eye-catching and a little bit quirky, mid-century modern furniture can add character and color to your home. From dining tables and chairs to sofas, beds and sideboards, these elegant pieces will bring a different dimension to your interior décor and help your home to really stand out from the crowd.

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What is mid-century modern furniture?

Mid-century modern refers to a particular style of architecture and furniture design that appeared in the middle of the 20th century. The movement is generally considered to have started after the Second World War, though some designers were already experimenting with modernist contours in the 1930s.

Characterized by clean lines and simple, elegant shapes, mid-century modern furnishings often mix wood and upholstery and are designed to be comfortable and attractive as well as practical. Intended to be mass-produced, they were designed to make high quality, stylish furniture available to everyone.

Although mid-century modern dining tables, sofas, coffee tables and chairs were intended to be manufactured on a large scale, they still retain excellent attention to detail. Mid-century modern pieces are generally made using high quality materials and are designed to withstand the wear and tear of everyday life.

What defines mid-century modern furniture?

Mid-century modern furniture is generally more elegant and more refined than other design styles. If you look at mid-century modern sectional sofas for example, or a mid-century couch, you’ll probably see slimline, wooden feet and plump but well-defined cushions.

A lot of mid-century modern furniture has curved elements, so you’re unlikely to see any sharp corners or harsh right angles. Instead, mid-century modern living room, dining room and bedroom furnishings have rounded corners, acute or obtuse angles and interesting outlines.

To find out more about this timeless design style, and to start shopping for mid-century modern pieces for your home, explore our beautiful collection today.

FAQs

What kind of furniture is mid-century modern?

Mid-century modern is a style of design that was developed in the middle of the 20th century. Mid-century modern furnishings often have exposed wooden frames and upholstered elements.

Many mid-century modern pieces were designed to be mass-produced and so have relatively simple silhouettes. It’s this simplicity and timeless style that makes mid-century modern pieces so adaptable and ensures they look great with almost all other types of furnishings.

What are the elements of mid-century modern furniture?

Mid-century modern furniture was designed to be comfortable, practical and commercially viable. This means that, while they’re elegant and attractive, they generally don’t have too many unnecessary decorative flourishes.

Mid-century modern pieces often have clean lines and strong, graphic shapes. If you like your furniture to be high quality and to look good, this could well be the style for you.

What is the difference between mid-century and mid-century modern?

The terms ‘mid-century’ and ‘mid-century modern’ are often used interchangeably. However, they’re not actually exactly the same. The mid-century design movement is generally considered to have started in the early 1930s while mid-century modern design developed after the Second World War.