What do the names Jacobson, Knoll, and Eames all have in common? They were just a few of the furniture designers that popularized the mid-century modern design movement. Today, mid-century modern continues to reign as one of the most popular design styles. Featuring simple, clean lines, artistic beauty, and form and function, it is no wonder that that mid-century modern style has yet to leave mainstream.
Are you looking to infuse a bit of mid-century modern vibe to your living room? Here are eight iconic pieces that exude the timeless appeal of the infamous design period.
A Leather Sofa
If you are looking for a standout mid-century modern sofa, think leather upholstery. From sofas to lounge chairs, you can find a sophisticated piece in a variety of colors to suit your space and personality. Look for slim tapered legs and a streamlined design that are distinctive features of mid-century modern furnishings.
The Sputnik Chandelier
Named after the Soviet’s Union 1957 satellite launch, the Sputnik Chandelier is an iconic symbol of mid-century modern design. The chandelier features a polished metal core surrounded by arms with light fixtures at each end. Available in a variety of contemporary styles, the Sputnik chandelier is the perfect light fixture to add a touch of glam to your living or dining room.
A Bar Cart
One of the best ways to celebrate the ’50s is with a glamorous bar cart. Try on your Mad Men hat and fill it with vintage glasses, and the must-have cocktail shaker. Perfect for entertaining!
An Arc Lamp
When it comes to lighting, nothing speaks mid-century more than an Arc Lamp. Characterized by a long, curving arch with a single lighting fixture often found with a chrome finish, the arc lamp will make a bold statement to your décor space.
A Triangle Coffee Table
Designed by the legendary Japanese-American designer, Isamu Noguchi, the “triangle” coffee table is a masterpiece of modern design. The balance of sculptural form and functionality makes this table a stunning addition to any mid-century modern style living room.
An Egg Chair
The Egg chair designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958, is a symbol of mid-century modern design, boasting both comfort and style. Choose it as a statement piece in vibrant color and complement it with an oversized piece of abstract artwork.
Retro TV Console
Whether you place your TV above it or directly on it, a retro TV console is one piece that exudes that mid-century modern vibe. Available in a variety of natural wood finishes, you can find the perfect style for your space.
Graphic shapes and motifs in vibrant colors were a popular element of the mid-century design movement. Make a statement with a retro rug, a papered accent wall, or some groovy throw cushions to capture that- mid-century groovy vibe!
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If you love mid-century design but feel you need some advice, Arc can help. We can curate a complete rental furniture package explicitly designed to meet your design requirements.
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