What Does Mid Century Modern mean?

What Does Mid Century Modern mean? Mid Century means the middle of the “20th Century”. Mid-Century Modern describes a post-war American Design Movement roughly between 1945 and 1968. The term was coined early on in Modernism design development.  (stemming from International and Bauhaus movements). However,  Cara Greenberg’s 1985 book Mid–Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s reaffirmed the […]

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What the heck is a Mid Century Modern Design?

What is Mid Century Modern Design?   “Make it new!” poet, Ezra Pound “Mid Century Modern” was a style descriptor used for the post-war era (1945 -1965) of this far reaching movement.  It will influence modernist representations of  building styles, interior & graphic design, textiles, fashion, music, furniture, home decor,  automobiles and even kitchen appliances! At […]

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Why is there so much Mid-Century modern furniture from Denmark?

The origins of  MCM are steeped in  Bauhaus, Industrial and Scandinavian Design   Scandinavia of Northern Europe consists of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Their design movement speaks of minimalism, functionality and simplicity which are landmarks of mid century modern design. Just found a beautiful site featuring the “keywords” Mid Century Modern Danish  REVOLE MODERN out of […]

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What’s the difference between contemporary and mid century modern furniture styles?

Contemporary  vs  Mid Century Modern Modern Contemporary design integrates easily with other styles.  Said to be  more minimalist than MCM with even less hardware, no legs storage cabinets,  less accent colors, hard sharper lines and less reliant on a “nature / organic” look.  Leaning more toward the colder “industrial” side of mid-century style. Depending on the […]

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