Today, more than ever, the midcentury modern look is everywhere. The media have played a large role in the return of this style. AMC’s Mad Men, Dwell magazine, and even New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) featured furniture pieces and contemporary art from this period. If you dine in a contemporary restaurant, there’s a good chance you’ll be seated in a chair that was designed in the 1950s—whether it is an Eames, Bertoia, Cherner, or Saarinen.
Baby boomers grew up with this design and some want to reminisce their childhoods. Alternatively, Generation X finds this design fascinating because they didn’t grow up with it.
“Some love mid-century modern and others simply can’t stand it, but there is no denying that the 50’s are back in vogue again. Cara Greenberg, the author of ‘Mid- Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950’s’ (Harmony Books) manages to convey the verve, imagination and the occasional pure zaniness of the period.
“The trend toward urban living may also be part of what keeps the mid-century look alive. “The designs were conceived for the smaller post-war home,” says Cara Greenberg, who notes that they were designed to be mobile and lightweight for city residents who moved frequently. “All of that still plays into the way we live today.”
Take a look outside your comfort zone and attend an Open House in a Mid-Century Modern House. It just might appeal to your sense of nature, quirkiness, or nostalgia. Contact Premiere Home Stagers for staging your mid-century modern house. 608-345-9396