Mid Century Modern Collection

Mid century modern furniture is the proof that everything comes back into style if you only wait. Drawing inspiration from the post-war era through to the 1960s, this style brings a comforting sense of familiarity. An iconic period when homeownership and personalisation were in a boom period, this is a style that remains influential.

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Gallery Interiors Edmonton Rectangle Mirror

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Libra Skeleton Wall Clock In Antique Grey

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Gallery Interiors Barrington Leaner Mirror

£136

Gallery Interiors Jensen Natural Occasional Chair

£450

Gallery Interiors Fabien Mineral Occasional Chair

£655

Zuiver Floss Side Table Black

£119

Gallery Interiors Putney Black Coffee Table

£400

Gallery Interiors Barcelona Console Table

£370

Gallery Interiors Kerala 2 door Cabinet

£554

Andrew Martin Sundance Coffee Table, Large

£775

Gallery Interiors Worthington Gold Mirror Tall

£97

Gallery Interiors Carmel Side Table Gold

£151

Gallery Interiors Barcelona Sideboard

£1,092

Gallery Interiors Gold Barletta Occasional Chair

£527

Andrew Martin 2 Seater Crispin Sofa

£850

Gallery Interiors Mitcham Brown Coffee Table

£302

Gallery Interiors Neyland Occasional Chair

£425

Andrew Martin White Armchair Rory

£429

Andrew Martin Kinvara Sideboard

£1,750

Andrew Martin Crispin Armchair Grey

£519

Gallery Interiors Reliant Occasional Chair Brown

£765

Andrew Martin Crispin Armchair Blue Velvet

£519

Gallery Interiors Madrid Console Table

£252

Olivia's Brooke Drinks Cabinet

£1,903

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The Origin of Mid Century Modern Furniture

At the close of WWII, there was a boom in population, with many young families setting in the suburbs and making new homes their own. With peace bringing an interest in design, and manufacturing peaking, this was a time when homes became more of an expression of the individual family.

This led to homes with more windows, inviting in the light and furnished to create spaces that brought people together. Mid century modern furniture is comfortable and comforting, built to last with curved edges and saturated colours.

How to Identify Mid Century Modern Furniture

There are some identifying features to the mid century modern style that will allow you to spot it, or to choose items that will recreate this look when you are replacing or adding items in your home. You should look for:

- Understated pieces - Mid century modern was the precursor to minimalism. It was a move away from the cluttered homes that had gone before and is defined by a sleek and no-fuss or fringes style.

- Smooth lines and geometric shapes - Wood, leather, and metal were the favoured materials with curved edges to emulate nature. Geometric patterns contrasted with this.

- Function over form - Houses were smaller than they had been previously, and this meant that anything in the home had to serve a purpose and in many cases, more than one. This included furniture that could stack or be packed away when not in use.

- Expect the unexpected - This was also an era of experimentation, with new materials used, or old ones used in unexpected ways. Take fibreglass, for instance, which was developed for use in construction, but was used to make mid century modern furniture.

How to Use Mid Century Modern Styling

While much of the style of mid century modern furniture still works today, it is the saturated colours that are least popular now. Swap these out for muted or earthy variants to bring this style up to date. Choose functional furniture with minimal fuss or ornament, picking sleek lines and curved edges to really capture the mid century style.

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