Always on Trend – Mid Century Modern Design Icons

Mid century modern design trend may come and go, but the best part of the mid century is the timeless quality of the pieces. According to Forbes, an award winning interior designer considers MCM design here to stay. Many pieces first created in that era will look just as great in a mid-century modern space as a contemporary one.

Here are four examples of mid century modern pieces that are always on trend:

Finn Juhl Sideboard

Finn Juhl Sideboard

Initially designed in 1955 in Copenhagen, Denmark, this intriguing Finn Juhl Sideboard will surely add a pop of color to your space. Expertly constructed from the finest materials, this functional and fun sideboard is sure to inspire organization and spark joy. This ultimate modernist piece will stun in a range of decors.

Nelson Ball Clock

Nelson Ball Clock

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The Ball Clock always charms thanks to its retro futuristic vibe. It beautifully captures the spirit of the Atomic Age! First conceived in 1948, a couple of years after the iconic Nelson Bench, this is another popular piece by George Nelson. This multicolored clock works well in different decor styles, not just mid century modern. 

Saarinen Tulip Table

Saarinen Tulip Table

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Originally designed in 1955 by Finish/American Eero Saarinen, the Tulip Table was devised to get rid of the “slum of legs” plaguing furniture back then. Using smooth lines of modernism, he created pieces that looked like one unit. Being sleek and uncluttered, these tables are still a fan favorite. They beautifully work in any decor style! 

Wegner Shell Chair

Wegner Shell Chair

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The unconventional form of Hans Wegner’s extraordinary Shell Chair captures the aesthetic of Danish mid century modern design. Its light molded plywood form is the best complement to minimalist interiors. Created in 1949, this piece is as fresh today as it was seven decades ago, proving good design is timeless.

We hope this taste of mid century modern design icons inspires you. As minimalism and Danish design keeps growing in popularity, these classics will continue having a place in our homes. Visit Manhattan Home Design for more MCM pieces.

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