Mid-century modern furniture is unique unto itself. The word ‘century’ immediately conjures the image of old, stuffy furniture, when in this case, nothing could be further from the truth. Mid-century modern furniture departs from the hard straight-back chairs and heavy wooden furniture that people associate with antiques, and instead embraces curves, colors and fabrics in its makeup.
Because mid-century modern furniture has such a distinct look, it is easy to blend different colors and types of furniture together in one room. For instance, the “Egg Chair” are a cornerstone of mid-century modern furniture are often made using a white fiberglass frame.
In designing a room, white egg-shaped chairs with different colors of interior fabric can be co-mingled to lend a more vibrant look to a room without making different colors of furniture look out of place or mismatched. In fact, quite the opposite look is achieved.
Danish Modern Furniture
The Egg chair was actually a type of mid-century Danish modern furniture, created by designer Arne Jacobsen in the 1950s. Shortly before he produced the Egg chair, Jacobsen developed the Swan chair, which enveloped its occupant in a palm-like embrace. Like the Egg chair, the interior of the fiberglass Swan chair was often made of foam rubber and covered with fabric.
A Decor to Suit Every Taste
You can outfit your house from top to bottom with this style of furniture, including everything from the popular asymmetrical couches and larger pieces of furniture, all the way down to light fixtures, bowls, retro modern accent pieces and more, designed to fit every room in the house. A fun collection of these designs can be found in this collection of mid-century modern slides here for your viewing pleasure.
Much mid-century modern furniture can be identified by the undulating curves and smooth edges in its design, as opposed to more traditional antiques, which are primarily boxy in shape with sharp angles.
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Worried about limiting yourself only to popular designers? In our next post we will be highlighting ways to choose mid-century modern furniture while avoiding past designers and focusing on the fresh architectural, urban and organic designs rooted in this fabulous style of furniture.