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 the turn of the 20th Century, The American Modernism movement made widespread philosophical, cultural and stylistic changes in society and the United States.
Conventional forms of design, architecture, art, literary works, religious beliefs, philosophy, social structure, hustle & bustle of day to day life, also the sciences, were outdated and replaced with modernist invention and ideals to meet the needs of an evolving industrial world.
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George Nelson Ball Clock
George Nelson Bubble Couch
Geometric Flat Roof Palm Springs Home
1950s Style Small Appliances
Organic w/some Geometric table
Geometric w/some Organic Textiles
Eames Organic Styled Chair
Organic Parchment Paper Lamp
Organic w/some Geometric Textiles
Eames Plywood Chair
Geometric and Organic
Eames Fiberglass Chairs
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The Jet Set - Album Cover
Peaking in the 1950’s, Mid-Century Modern will affect the look and style of everyday life in American culture. (Turn of the century design was more influenced by Art Deco, Scandinavian, French and German modernity).
Academics and museums alike recognize Mid-Century Modern as a major design movement of consequence and unmistakably American.