There is no question that midcentury modern design is still one of the hottest trends of the year. It is dominating design magazines and has been a featured style on TV sets since 2014. Although this look seems so fresh and new to so many of us, baby boomers are rolling their eyes while having flashbacks of their childhood homes.
This classic and timeless look began in the middle of the 20th century from the 1940s through 1970. Its uncomplicated, fresh aesthetic arose from a desire to propel postwar America into the modern era and recast design through a bold new lens. Midcentury modern’s emphasis on pared-down forms, contemporary patterns, natural materials and a seamless flow between indoors and out create a medley of functional comfort and chic style. The look bridges the organic and the man-made, with one foot in the natural world and the other in brave new territory that still has the power to surprise us today.
With contemporary design and clutter-free living in high demand right now, it’s no wonder midcentury modern design is so de rigueur. The use of simple lines and pure forms is what midcentury modern design is all about. In fact, furnishings and floor plans are stripped down to their essential forms with no excess detailing or unnecessary flourishes.
This concept greatly influences what kind of furniture is being used. Midcentury style is unique in that it’s largely driven by innovative mass-produced furniture and accents made by George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen and dozens more. The look of the furnishings, including marshmallow sofas, sculptural egg and womb chairs made by these designers are in high demand today.
During the midcentury modern design era color palettes consisted of warm earthy colors that are found mostly through nature with pops of color that helped to give the space strength and presence. This can easily be done today with such a large selection of brightly colored accent pillows, accessories and rugs that are available through Design Alliance.
Midcentury modern design is a great style when you want to pump up the look of a space with lighting. Try looking at a few of these light fixtures below to see just how much drama a light fixture in this style can transform a room. The best part about dramatic lighting is that the form and structure of light fixtures double as art as well as utility.
One of the best features of midcentury modern design is its use of graphic patterns. Bold geometrics, strong, sensuous curves and whimsical motifs will give any room a strong graphic punch. It is easy to incorporate this feature into a space with wallpaper, rugs, accent pieces, furniture, accessories and window coverings.
Design Alliance offers all the pieces needed to put together a stunning midcentury modern design look. Take a look at available furniture, fabrics, wallpapers, rugs and accessories below. Contact Design Alliance for orders and inquires.