Although the mid-century modern style originated and became popular after the Second World War, it does not lose its relevance to this day. The secret is simple: an open floor plan, comfortable furniture, and an abundance of light are always in vogue. Today we will discuss the main aspects of the mid-century modern style and share six useful tips for designing a space with this style in the second part of the article.
Mid-century modern fully reflects the post-war mood. People wanted coziness, comfort, and beauty at a low cost. The style became the manifesto of the generations in 1940-1960. However, it has not lost its relevance after more than half a century.
But the dawn of the mid-century modern can be seen as far back as the 1930s, based on the functionality and simplicity promoted by the Bauhaus movement. Moreover, it is argued that the active development of the mid-century modern began precisely in America with a noticeable influence of talented European designers who immigrated to the United States on the eve of the war.
Thus, mid-century modern has absorbed the principles of the Scandinavian style, Bauhaus, and features of constructivism and functionalism. All this was reflected in the final style concept: the focus was not on ideas but on individual comfort, which directly met the needs of ordinary Americans.
The name mid-сentury modern itself did not exist in the middle of the century; it came into use only in 1983 with the help of the American journalist Kara Greenberg. She united into one style the ideas of all who adhered to a humanistic philosophy and the goal of improving the living conditions of the middle class.
Next time we will share 6 simple tips on how to design a space in Mid-century modern style, so stay tuned to our magazine updates! By the way, in case you’d like to design an interior in mid-century modern style with custom-made furniture and fittings, feel free to contact us via e-mail. We offer interior fit-out and turnkey interior solutions for any interior style.
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