Mid-Century Furniture Style & Function

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Mid- Century Furniture - Style & Function


If you’re into morphology you will appreciate  Mid-Century Design hence, function and formwork well together as well as comfort. The exquisite use of form and geometry saw in this style of furniture is still widely appreciated by designers like myself today.


Mid- Century Furniture  & Lighting Designers during the 1930-1960s have influenced and inspired designers who have come after them as like the classic Greta Garbo’s & Ginger Rogers to name a few who were fashion icon’s during this period and continue to inspire the fashion world today. 

The famous Herman Miller Eames Lounge chair is the perfect example of how materials such as leather and wood exemplify the perfect marriage between nature and furniture which can be seen in many Mid-Century pieces today.  I appreciate the use of the organic wood detail used in the design of the lounge chair on the back and seat which softens the element of leather.


Clean lines in Mid-Century  Furniture and Lighting work extremely well in small spaces.  I  feel that Mid-Century pieces can make small spaces look larger when combined with other elements that complement each other such as my favorite sofa “The Ploum “ which in our home is referred to as the sofa that “hugs” you.


The Mid -Century Color Palette  Tip: The Mid- Century Color Palette is quite extensive and combined with geometric patterns which can be seen often in various Mid-Century Wallpaper Collections can be busy .. Make sure to select the softer colors from the mid-century color palette not to overwhelm your interior space.  Picking feature walls to display busy patters will work best.

Here are a list of famous designers during this period take a peak and enjoy a little  Mid- Century taste and style!  

  • George Nelson
  • Edward Wormley
  • Eero Saarinen
  • Harry Bertoia
  • Arne Jacobsen
  • Charles Eames and his wife Ray Eames
  • Eileen Grey
  • Isamu Naguchi
  • Verner Panton
  • Jens Risom
  • Alexander Girard


I hope you enjoyed this article!

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