Mid century modern is all about pieces that are timeless and sleek. This period is pivotal for furniture design, as the most iconic pieces originated there. Many furnishings introduced during the mid 20th century are more popular now than back. Some mid century modern furniture pieces have never gone out of production according to Forbes. Here are a few:
Designed in 1956 by Finnish-American designer Eero Saarinen, the Tulip Table is an organic furniture piece with a shape like no other. Not only does its shape resembling a tulip flower in bloom make the table truly iconic, also its uncluttered pedestal.
A decade before the Tulip Table, another icon came into the scene – the enveloping Womb Chair. It was inspired by Florence Knoll who asked for a chair that “is like a basket full of pillows”. This was brought to life by Saarinen! With a curvy frame, this chair is naturally comfy.
The Hans Wegner Shell Chair crafted in 1948 is a symbol of Danish design. Known for combining function and form using new materials, it was crafted in molded plywood. Combining woodworking techniques and organic form, it’s a fine example of Organic Modernism.
EAMES LA CHAISE
The mesmerizing Eames La Chaise is the epitome of mid century modern. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1948 for the International ‘Low-Cost Furniture’ competition held in the MOMA in NYC. Inspired by a woman’s sculpture, this lounge chair exudes minimalism.
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