Design Concepts For Classic Mid Century Modern Styles

 

Mid Mod Scout is a funny name, we know!  But, it’s one we hope you’ll embrace and find trustworthy.  The phrase is short for Mid Century Modern, which is an amazing classic design movement from the middle 20th Century.  Conceived right here in the good ole U.S.A. !

We have a cool job. Our scouts comb the web for good buys on vintage and retro products from this era.  Similarly, we seek quality manufacturers and high customer recommendations for our selections.

With that said, my experience in design and art training helps curate very stylish choices and products for you.  For instance, mid-fifties furniture reproductions allowing high style at affordable prices.

Furthermore, Mid Century Modern is ever classic. Meaning this style will always be around in one form or another.  Sporting a timeless and modernist look it blends well with many popular contemporary trends.

In the designer’s playbook, classic design is considered to be MODERN. As a result, clean simple lines, un-decorative and an open-space feel, are the fundamentals of quality design.  EDITORIAL 

Shop our curated collections at Mid Mod Scout and find out which interior design styles fit your home best.  Certain content that appears on this site comes from affiliate programs, like Amazon.  Just so, you know.

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Did you know that Mid Century Modern is inherent of several wide sweeping design movements that lasted over six decades!

Today you can see it in popular Mid-Century HomeMission Style,  Contemporary Modern and Industrial interior design styles.

MCM was an American decorating boon, but mid-century modernism was already a worldwide movement influencing art, architecture, music, literature & philosophy.  (see  FAQS ) for more history and info

Mid Mod Scout curates beautiful mid century furnishings and memorable classic designs for you all in one place.

Our concept is very simple; “The Best For The Most For The Least” as Ray and Charles Eames said so eloquently.

Unlike original Mid Century antiques, furniture & home decor (which can be very expensive) we give you options and many ON SALE items  

 

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What is Mid Century Modern?

The Interior design styles that won’t die

 

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others”Jonathon Swift.  In the middle 20th Century (generally between 1933 to 1965) vision becomes incredibly visible in “The Age of Affluence”Modernist ideals paired with a newly industrialized world will invoke reformers to create a better place as we had never known before. During World War II,  America saved billions and was producing half of the world’s goods.  A consumer society was imminent and the design movement referred to as Mid Century Modern was born.

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Professionals creating works for the public (designers, planners, engineers & architects) were driven to meet society’s need for renewal during the post-war era. “Make it all New!”  Designers will turn America on its head by what they conceived as a prosperous new “world of the future”.

Unlimited design freedom, unbridled color palettes, geometric angles, biomorphic shapes, space-aged design (including cars, fashion, and homes) were the order (or disorder) of the day.  Boundless creativity was encouraged thru advertising, design, art, and architecture.  No one expected that such an unbelievably modern styled world would emerge and become part of our everyday life.

That was in the 20th Century. But what about today in the 21st Century?  Mid-Century Modern design has stood the test of time.  Museum curators & auctioneers state that it’s classic clean lines and unmatched style cannot be bettered.

This could explain a current revival in modernist furniture & home decor.  Even today, contemporary styles borrow from master designers of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.  It is absolutely possible to have this wonderful home-style now with mid-century modern furniture reproductions, replicas of museum pieces,  original antiques and Mid Century Modern real estate still available today.

We’ll cover credible sources to purchase mid-century creations, include articles on mid-mod furniture, product reviews, MCM current events, design & designers history and other informative news for your pleasure.

The best for the most for the least.

RAY and CHARLES EAMES – designers & architects

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Why Mid-Century
Modern Is Cool

 

“Make It All New” was the battle cry of culture and society at the turn of the 20th Century.  The dated “Age Of Enlightenment” ideology was rejected and clearly did not represent today’s reality, nor the newly industrialized world.  Modernism was born!

History shows us that COOL things started to evolve in this period of American Modernism.  Jazz Music, Visual Arts, Feminism, Fashion, Modernist literature, photography, painting, and American Icons.

The timeless look and style of a Mid Century Modern House most certainly reflect this break from the old traditional world of ideas. Influenced by industrial design, Bauhaus and Scandinavian Modern design, there are common threads and elements that define this movement:

• Well Designed & Simple Lines

• Form follows Function

• Biomorphic shapes

• Geometric patterns, atomic starbursts

• Melding manmade, natural materials & new technology

• Aesthetic contrasts and emphasis on texture

• Affordability to the masses

The result was a futuristic, COOL and an unimaginably modern looking world that reflected these new ideals and changing times.  This led to a massive manufacturing boon in the 1950s.  Leaving behind unmatchable designs in architecture, furniture, textiles, home décor, and even household products still available today!

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WHY MID MOD SCOUT IS GREAT

 

• Our visitors will benefit from:  (1)  easy navigation (2) many categories to choose (3) user friendly website. Items are simple to search for and match up. Relative colors, styles, furnishings and design can be found easily to create original home decor ideas.

• Our goal is to serve you everything that is Mid Century Modern in one place. Along with exclusive products and extensive information.

• We carry the latest information on rare & original pieces, plus Mid Century reproduction decor that can be easily integrated along side original pieces and antiques.

• Mid Mod Scout.com is beneficial because we research products and rare finds in this American Design movement. Also, we produce articles of interest from this glorious design era and blog on latest deals and events.

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Mid Mod Scout specializes in discovering the best and the most affordable Mid Century furnishings: Furniture, Lighting, Decor, and Art available. Mid Mod Scout is located near the heart of Atlanta GA, and is a family-owned digital company.


We have been studying Mid Century Modern furnishings, design, and art for over 20 years now. We are known for finding quality products – affordable furniture and reproductions in a modern style that has stood the test of time.


Our aim with this site is to share with you our love of all things Mid Century Modern and to help people find more of these timeless postwar style chairs, sofas, lamps, tables, lighting and decor items in order to bring more beauty and style into their everyday lives.


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