Unlock, Mid Century Modern

September 29, 2015
Unlock, Mid Century Modern

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...Unlocked: Mid Century Modern Revival

Mid Century Design was built mainly on the experimental movements that preceded it, mainly the Bauhaus and de Stijl movements. The original creators of Mid Century modern classic pieces were inspired by these experimental movements, and continued to build a fresh approach to interior and furniture design. Mid Century Modern is a homage to Mid Century design, it focuses on pure form and simple lines. When styling a space, try to be restrained with the amount of pieces you use, try to keep your space pure by editing and updating your collection regularly.

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Mid Century Modern embodies the spirit of adventure, exploration and timeless tradition

When looking to re-create the mid-century modern style in your living space, adopt furnishings which are paired back to their fundamental forms, yet are also beautifully made or constructed. There is a spot light on natural elements in Mid Century Modern styling, windows will either feature billowing curtains or non at all, exposing the space to open and undisturbed exterior views. This will also allow natural light to filter throughout a space creating organic shadows that can change the attitude of a room throughout different times of the day.

Mid-century often features pieces which have changed the face of furniture design during the 1950’s and 1960’s. So choose adding one or two signature statement pieces to your space will create a cohesive Mid Century Modern look that , one in which furniture boarders on sculptural and artistic qualities. Moderation is the key for iconic Mid Century furniture, try to limit the amount of 1 or 2 pieces.

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Combine Neutrals with saturated and vivid colours

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Plywood has regained a lot of popularity over the last few years, and is definitely making a resurgence thanks to interest in Mid-Century Modern styling. Spaces made up from or feature plywood made furniture often enhance a room’s warmth and appeal. Combine this natural element with rich textured fabrics of bold geometric or abstract patterns to enhance the quirky nature of Mid Century Modern Styling.

Lastly, there is a crucial focus on statement lighting. Most Mid Century Modern spaces are relaxed and restrained, everything fits together in a uniform and balanced manner, the one exception to this is lighting design. Statement lighting is very unique, usually solid in structure but incredibly delicate. The perfect Mid Century Modern lighting can bring an entire space together, whilst standing confidently on its own.