Did you know in the interior design world, everything old has become new again? Mid century modern design is here to stay according to Forbes. As a matter of fact, with their sleek shapes, warm woods, retro patterns and bold colors, mid century modern furniture pieces look as fresh now as they did way back in the 1940s and 50s. They’re timeless!
According to 99designs, MCM design movement was simply a response to the ostentatiousness of Art Deco’s movement, with a dedication to function and a nod to no-frills beauty. Since we’re always on the lookout for ways to make our overwhelming lives much simpler, the design movement’s focus on functionality is even more welcome nowadays.
These mid century modern living spaces boast a plethora of minimal archedural details and large windows, while letting the unique shapes of items by the era’s design masters like – sweethearts Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen and more – take the spotlight!
1. Toulouse, France Apartment
Source: Manolo Yllera
Suduca & Mérillou beautifully updated this 1920’s Toulouse, France home with dark mahogany walls and iconic mid century furniture pieces like a Charlotte Perriand eye-catching bookcase and the pair of enveloping Womb Chairs by Eero Saarinen. Making use of state-of-the-art materials at the time like fiberglass and steel, this chair was designed in 1946.
2. Water Mill, New York Home
Designer Kelly Behun gave a mid century edge to this 1980s contemporary home in Water Mill, NY. With huge windows letting lots of natural light flow, concrete floors and white furnishings like the Philippe Starck floor lamp and the biomorphic Eames La Chaise, this space has a minimalist vibe. The La Chaise is made of polished fiberglass and was designed in 1948.
3. Shelter Island Waterside Home
Source: Laurie Lambrecht
Doesn’t this fun, vibrant space perfectly evoke water side living? Michael Haverland masterfully designed this airy home in Shelter Island, which includes a colorful sofa. The space also features a Tulip Table and Tulip Chairs with a Space Age vibe, also by Saarinen. Designed in the 50s, these organic beauties with smooth curves are characteristic of MCM design.
We hope this information inspires you. Which of these breathtaking MCM living rooms did you like best? Share your feedback! For the Mad Men style furnishings above, visit Manhattan Home Design.
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