One of this century’s most significant styles is a reinvention of an architectural design from the 1950s and 60s that evolved from early-20th-century Modernism. Ergonomic, sleek designs with minimalist lines and stylish curves are backdrops for statement pieces from designers like Charles and Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia and Arne Jacobsen whose iconic furniture and lighting that are highly coveted (and copied) today.”
We have searched and researched the most inspiring images, curating photographs from Pinterest, Houzz and the most exciting designers around the world, to help you shop your style.
Kate’s favourite retailer for mid-century modern furniture is Jardin or Matt Blatt if you’re on a budget.
A retro-classic, understated look with clean lines and minimal fuss, mid-century modern spaces are uncluttered and feature both organic and geometric forms with minimal ornamentation.
Clean architectural lines with wood and brick feature walls are the perfect backdrop for this retro minimalist style. Materials like timber and steel are preferred, with influences from Scandinavia and the US particularly prevalent.
New methods of construction and innovative materials like vinyl, plywood, Plexiglass, Lucite, melamine and plastic create a contemporary feel and are used for their own qualities rather than to imitate wooden furniture. And there is a liberal use of traditional materials like wood, and non-traditional materials such as metal, glass and resin.
A vast range of colour, including colours from neutral to bold, and a graphic use of black and white.
Timber is a key material – for floors, for panelled walls, for ceilings and for furniture. One large piece can set the tone nicely. Build around it.