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Mid-century Modern Interior Design

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Characteristics

Mid-century modern design refers to a particular design style prevalent in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. The goal of mid-century modern style was to bring modernism to post-war suburbs, creating structures with windows and open floor plans, in order to bring the outdoors inside. A pioneering builder of mid-century modern homes was Joseph Eichler. Popular furniture designers include Eames, Noguchi, Saarinen and Nelson. The design elements of Mid-Century Modern include:

  • Simplicity: Mid-century modern furnishings use geometric shapes, clean lines, and organic curves. The style avoids ornamental details.
  • Materials: Mid-century modern style uses different materials, such as plastic, stainless steel, lucite and plywood, in addition to various types of wood.
  • Danish Inspired: Mid-century modern interiors are highly influenced by Danish design, which uses teak, oak, rosewood and walnut in furniture pieces.

Examples

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Source: Delightfull. Top photo source: Homeadore

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