Nowadays, almost every store has a slew of furniture and accessories that are inspired by mid-century modern classics—and for good reason. The style is contemporary, timeless, and looks good in virtually any space. But the influx of mid-century inspired pieces makes it easy to overlook the trailblazers who started the movement in the first place.
LE: In our latest post we presented 10 Iconic Midcentury Lounges to Mesmerise Your Living Room.
For mid-century designers, materials were used for their own distinct, even deliberately artificial qualities and never to imitate the groove of wood or marble. They embraced relatively new materials like metal, glass, vinyl, and plywood, offsetting these with wood to create novel, exciting juxtapositions. Often a piece of furniture would combine only two materials or two colours – creating tension and harmony without fuss or superfluous ornament.
We’ve pulled together an exhaustive list of some of the best sites to buy quality and inexpensive mid-century modern furniture and home decor to help you on your next interior design adventure. Discover chairs, sofas, tables, lamps and more in this Mid-Century Collection to bring home that sought-after look at an unbeatable price.