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American Furniture Periods

Mid-Century Modern (Modern) (1950 to 1970)

Manufacturing allowed for single unit furniture – such as a table with top, pedestal, and base all formed as a unit.

Notable makers include Charles and Ray Eames, Milo Baughman, Robert Broward, and Max Gottschalk.

Design Element

  • Incorporates plastic, aluminum, and molded laminated products
  • Simple and clean lines
  • Honest use of materials,
  • Generally devoid of decorative elements
  • Scandinavian design elements of simplicity, democratic design (seen as unpretentious and affordable), and natural shapes were commonly incorporated


Here are a few examples of Mid-Century Modern furniture.   Click on any image to zoom in.

Modern Chair    6 Drawer Dresser   Platform Bed    Rocket table Edwards


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