Mid-Century Modern Furniture Pieces for A Luxury Home

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Are you a fan of the balanced phenomenon of mid-century modern aesthetics? In case that you said it, you surely will adore the carefully chosen by us mid-century modern furniture pieces.

In other words, the mid-century modern style is the softer, more rounded, smoother, clear, justifiably enthusiastic love for various materials. Even nowadays, the designers remember and appeal to the style of mid-century, which caused the style’s enduring life.

So, then what is mid-century modern? This term is quite complicated considering that it is an accumulation word that involves architecture, graphics and furniture of the middle of the 20th century. These are 1933-1965, the years in which America went through major economic and social changes. Therefore, the supporters say that this brand new style is only limited to the years between 1947 and 1957.

Whether you spew this modernist design or not, just the classical, unpretentious appearance with mild curves and stress-free living it offers has attracted many fans. Some of the notable features of this design include:

  • An emphasis on functionality; form follows function
  • An exploration of various traditional and non-traditional materials
  • Minimal orientation
  • Democratic (also referred to as, designed for everybody)
  • The juxtaposition of contrasting materials
  • Uncluttered and sleek lines that have geometric and organic forms

This one derived from early 20th century Modernism, thus its name, that is the case with the International and Bauhaus school. Art-Deco became the principal style which originated in the post-second World War period and was inspired by brand-new technologies, materials, and the discovery of newfound prosperity. Another thing which has an effect on it the city life, the smaller living quarters are also a factor.

Having an idea of what the style can do let's go to the items that will give you this fantastic mid-century modern furniture that will make your house look like a time capsule from the 1950s.

Mid-Century Modern Furniture Pieces

1. Brightech Jaxon Gold Tripod Floor Lamp

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Brightech Jaxon LED Floor lamp, Modern Lamp for Living...
  • Stylish Living Room Decor: The Brightech Jaxon floor lamp works...
  • Standing Lamp With Gorgeous Cylinder Lampshade: The Brightech...
  • Long-Lasting and Energy-Saving Standing Lamp: This Brightech...
  • Alexa/Smart Compatible Tall Lamp: This Tall Lamp is compatible...
  • Brightech's 3-Year Product Warranty: This floor lamp is covered...

Having this modern floor lamp mid-century modern from the middle of last century, undoubtedly, will stand in your apartment, as if it was placed there specifically for this purpose, and it will emphasize details and the overall seeing of things from a new perspective. This neat, three-dimensional piece of furniture designed for both talking and sitting has a shape that both reminds one of the past and hints towards future changes. This accessory will blend in with the other decor in your room; which is why it looks good on hardwood floors more than any other kind of floors.

This piece has three thin metal towers in a spindle shape, the first two prongs protrude trying to touch each other at the height. As they are walking upward, they approach each other in hand-holding style inside a beautifully white cloud-like cylindrical linen shade of the most exquisite beige or ivory white. That can be in the sense of putting the modernistic century classic at the higher but still quite light textured rug. The most cool is that it's easy for portability and you can transport it quickly between the reading chair and near window by fronting.

The featured Jaxon table lamp is a failable addition to any home decor. What looks like an expensive designer lamp is actually within your acquiring reach, and you can have your pick either from the satiny matt black or brass finish.

The junior ring that uses the open-top and open-bottom design has an LED covered-bulb in its center to provide it with a gentle glowing warmth suiting a cozy atmosphere. This is why the LED bulb is Brightech's best product in the LightPro LEDs 9 section. The 5-Watt energy saver bulb is just the solution you're looking for! With your lamp now weeks brighter.

2. Modway Engage Mid-Century Modern Sofa

Modway Engage Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Fabric...
  • SOFA MEASUREMENTS - Product Dimensions: 33"L x 90.5"W x 32.5"H;...
  • FINE UPHOLSTERY - Upholstered in quality polyester fabric, Engage...
  • MODERN LOUNGE SPOT - A preferred seat for lounge spaces of all...
  • SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION - The focal point of any room, Engage is...
  • CONTEMPORARY STYLE - The roomy depth and iconic look of Engage...

This wonderful piece of furniture will become your preferred place to lie down and relax in your home. The oversized dual cushions and the softly curving sides of these sofas will not let you feel anxious after the working day or your trip, as you will be going to sit down right on your modern mid-century sofa.

The sofa is a real eye catcher for all your home with its appealing and beautiful design that has been embellished by the gorgeous upholstery that makes it look fuller. The sturdy squared frame and four tapered cherry-colored rubberwood legs assure foundation as might stand on the cushions and enjoyment.

The upholstery fabric used in this Modway sofa is made from a high-grade polyester material, which is make this piece of furniture a mid-century design classic. This sofas unique curvy look and roomy depth will give you retro, sophistication, and mysterious results, which other sofas don't have.

3. ZINUS Jen 47 Inch Wood Dining Table

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ZINUS Jen 47 Inch Wood Dining Table / Solid Wood...
  • SMALL TABLE, BIG POSSIBILITIES - With its beautiful natural...
  • INTIMATE SEATING FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD - 47-inch table can seat 2 -...
  • BUILT STURDY - Solid wood frame is engineered to support up to...
  • EASY ASSEMBLY - All parts, tools and instructions are packed into...
  • Worry-free 1-year warranty; table only, does not include chairs

For a dining room with limited space, it would be hard to select a good dining table. You're problems are over because this ZINUS wood dining table is just what you need in your small space. Its simplicity and elegance helped the classic pine table to stand out from the crowd.

The mid-century design has been the DNA of this 47-inch piece which is simple to assemble and can accommodate four people. It combines the simple, less-is-more lines with the beauty of natural wood. The table features the round taper legs and the tabletop with the round corners which embellish your home and dining area with the understated elegance. This piece is very easy to assemble with not many details to figure out.

4. EDYO LIVING 65" Mid Century Modern TV Stand

EDYO LIVING 65" Mid Century Modern TV Stand, Wood TV...
  • MID CENTURY TV STAND - An organic aesthetic, clean lines and a...
  • SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION - Sitting atop tapered legs, this vintage...
  • ENTERTAINMENT CENTER - Perfect for living rooms, bedrooms, and...
  • SPACIOUS STORAGE - The storage space is comprised of four units...
  • STAND MEASUREMENTS - Complement a variety of contemporary décors...

If you are looking for a modern TV stand with excellent functionality and style, the EDYO LIVING 65" Mid Century Modern TV Stand is the right choice for you.

EDYO LIVING TV stand is an ideal solution for adding a blend of mid-century modern style to the living room. The tapered legs and the slim lines of this piece will give it an earthy look which is guaranteed to impress.

The particleboard frame of walnut grain laminate is far stronger than other materials and therefore is a good base for your TV and media devices. The sliding slatted door enables you to conceal your media devices when they are not in use in this way the visual space is clean and clutter-free.

Installing takes some time, but the manual that comes in the package makes it easy to complete. This stand, however, won’t be compatible with TVs larger than 65 inches but may be suitable for smaller to medium TVs. The dark walnut color might not be appropriate for all home decorating themes, but it is a good accent piece for transitional and modern homes.

To sum up, if you're searching for an elegant and functional media console that will infuse a bit of mid-century modern style into your living room, we strongly suggest EDYO LIVING 65" Mid Century Modern TV Stand.

5. Prepac Milo Mid-Century Modern Bookcase with Six Shelves

Prepac Milo Mid-Century Modern Bookcase with Six...
  • RETRO BOOKSHELF: Features six open shelves and two door-covered...
  • CREATIVE STORAGE: Ideal for your living room, bedroom, study,...
  • MANUFACTURED IN USA AND CANADA: Made from non-toxic, CARB-2...
  • SIMPLE ASSEMBLY: Durable high-quality retro bookshelf ships...
  • EFFICIENT USE OF SPACE: Measures 12"D x 29"W x 62.25"H fully...

In case you wish to have a versatile and fashionable piece of furniture as well, this Prepac Milo Mid-Century Modern Bookcase will actually effectively fit the bill.


Our family recently placed the Prepac Milo Mid-Century Modern Bookcase in our home. We were highly satisfied with its striking design and amazing functionality. The cherry wood laminate finish and tapered solid wooden legs all combine to give this bookcase such sleek and stylish look which blends well with our mid-century modern home design.

The six exposed shelves and two covered doors offer a lot of places to put our best books, photo frames and other accessories, while the secret compartments are excellent for saving things that we don't want exposed. The laminated composite woods, which are non-toxic and CARB-2 compliant and sturdy hinges that these bookcases have, we are sure of its safety as well as durability.

Even though the bookcase is easy to assemble with the help of the instruction manual, we took longer to assemble it. Furthermore, we also have reservations about the resistance of the plastic door fittings in comparison to the metal hardware fittings. The other, reported quality issues include damaged areas and misplaced screw holes. Therefore it is vital to inspect the bookcase properly upon arrival.

Finally, you're the best target if you want a sleek and useful bookcase that fits with your mid-century modern taste.

Conclusion

We hope that you have had an enjoyable journey as we took you through a small range of carefully selected luxury mid-century modern furniture pieces. You don't have to get everything from midcentury modern store all at once and the first time you buy something. The statement can be rephrased as: 'First step of home decorations of 1950s include two to three furniture items.'

Kindly let us know which of the articles you liked the most, and do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or comments.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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