What is Mid-century modern, really?
If houses reflect the times they were designed, Mid-century modern is the architecture of ideas, created by those who believed that the forward-looking style could and should be a vehicle for social change – to create a better society.
It was a design renaissance for furniture, interiors and architecture. The sleek, distinctive style, organic and streamlined forms, and lack of decoration are admired. It has seen a major revival in past years — and we love that fact so much.
The term, employed as a style descriptor as early as the mid-50s, was reaffirmed in 1983 by Cara Greenberg in the title of her book: Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s celebrates the style that is now recognized by scholars and museums worldwide as a significant design movement.
If we talk about first Mid-Century modern houses – they were characterized by flat lines, large glass windows and open space. Built from 1945 to the 80s — they featured simplicity and an integration with nature, encouraging residents to explore the world in new ways.
There are several Mid-century Modern designers that should be mentioned like George Nelson, Arne Jacobsen, Charles Eames and his wife Ray Eames.
We have to say that, no matter the year, homes designed in this concept as well as architecture and design – never seem to go out of style.
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