Who would have thought the furnishings we bought when we first were married from DC store 'SCAN' is now called MID CENTURY MODERN? That makes us sound like dinosaurs!
I have a lot of it scattered around my house, but I researched it the other day, and found out the core reasons why I still love it. It boils down to these main points:
- Iconic furniture designers: George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Naguchi, Milo Baughman, Bertoia, to name a few. Im in love with this Barcelona chair (I want it in a caramel leather, please) by Mies Van der Rohe in 1929:
|The Barcelona chair won the Museum of Modern Art award in 1977.|
|Isamu Naguchi table|
- Nature-inspired themes: bringing the outdoors in, earthy colors and neutrals with bright accents:
- Graphic patterns: bold statements:
- Sleek streamlined lines: as in these kitchens:
- Period art: from artists like Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollack, David Hockney :
I love Calders mobiles.
- Statement lighting: is like art in a room. Among MCM lighting designers are George Nelson, Poul Henningsen's "Artichoke" light, the "Sputnik" Chandelier, Arco Floor lamp
|The Sputnik by Gino Sarfatti|
|Nelson's bubble lights|
My love for MCM marvels the simple lines, pure forms, organic style, ease of living, natural materials, lots of wood, and bold statements. That is me! ( with the addition of blue and white porcelains, soft layers, a little shimmer...)
|Source: apartmenttherapy.com via Nancy on Pinterest|
I see so much of this style resurfacing these days. Do you have some Mid Century Modern?
How do you feel about this style? I'd love to know your thoughts.