Midcentury furniture is characterized by minimal lines. Pieces are typically made of wood, chrome, plastic, leather and glass. The natural materials combined with bold color sets the standard of this genre.
Well known designers and architects such as Eames, Bertoia, Saarinen, Jacobsen, Noguchi and Nelson are the keystones to this movement. Watch any episode of Mad Men and you’ll understand this style immediately!
Midcentury designers loved to take chances on form and color. The style is organic yet sexy and typically minimal. They rebelled against ornate embellishment and created a style that has resurged today because of our current lifestyle trend to minimize. In today’s over-stimulated world, it’s no wonder why we look to a calm, sensible environment. Midcentury design offers this without being boring. Instead it’s modern, efficient and tasteful. It can also go out on a limb and add playful curves or linear angles.
The market for these designer pieces is so hot it’s no wonder why furniture manufactures are offering midcentury collections. Their forms stay true to the originals but offer progressive styling. That’s what makes it fresh and new.