What is Mid-Century Modern?

If you get giddy at the names Eames, Knoll, Bertoia, Herman Miller, Cherner, & Saarinen then you most definitely know about Mid-Century furniture design. Over the past several years Mid-Century Modern design & Danish modern has become one of the most popular design styles around. The designers at this time embraced the principles of clean, pure lines, proportions of the human body, and mass production techniques. The period of time that encompasses Mid-Century is loosely 1933-1965.

Where did this renewal of interest come from? Mad Men maybe, Palm Springs? Who knows? I think people simply love the clean lines, functionality, and coolness of it. Here are a few of my favorite examples of Mid-Century styling.

[caption id="attachment_4048" align="aligncenter" width="736"]Knoll Chair from the Platner Collection via 1966 Knoll Chair from the Platner Collection via 1966[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4049" align="aligncenter" width="630"]Mid Century Modern Craig Ellwood Bobertz Residence[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4046" align="aligncenter" width="880"]Saarinen Tulip Table Saarinen Tulip Table[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4047" align="aligncenter" width="630"]boberts-residence-darren-bradley-10 Craig Ellwood Bobertz Residence[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4051" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]hero_eames_lounge_chair_ottoman_1 Iconic Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4077" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Bertoia Diamond Chair Bertoia Diamond Chair[/caption]   bbfdde142027053411e4563372d4ba48

Photo Credits: 1. HiveModern.com, 2. Midcenturymodernhome.com, 3. Hivemodern.com 4. HermanMiller.com, 5. Midcenturymodernhome.com, 6. Hivemodern.com 7. Evokemodern.com

If you'd like to incorporate Mid-Century Design into your decor look to pinterest for some ideas that spark your interest and then you can start shopping. Mid Century respects the blank spaces of a room so you don't want to overdo it. Buy some quality anchor pieces and then have fun with your accessories.

Here are a few of my favorite Mid-Century pieces in the shoppe.

[caption id="attachment_4279" align="aligncenter" width="900"]DSC_0338 WJ Sloane Scoop back Chairs[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4280" align="aligncenter" width="900"]DSC_0688 MCM Culver Highball Glasses[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4282" align="aligncenter" width="900"]Danish Desk Mid Century Modern Danish Roll Top Desk[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4283" align="aligncenter" width="570"]il_570xN.775438354_la9b MCM Low Chairs[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4286" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Travertine Coffee Table Travertine Coffee Table[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4281" align="aligncenter" width="900"]Culver High ball Glasses Culver High ball Glasses[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4288" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Jerry Johnson Arcadia Chairs Jerry Johnson Arcadia Chairs[/caption]