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Who invented MCM?

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Who invented MCM?
No single person invented MCM, otherwise known as the mid-century modern design movement. The style evolved during the decades following World War II through the designs of numerous influential figures. Some designers who helped define the mid-century modern movement include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia, Isamu Noguchi and George Nelson. On 1stDibs, find a diverse assortment of mid-century modern furniture.
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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Large Tailored Mirror in Walnut 1954 (Signed)
Located in New York, NY
Large clean-line mirror model no. 5012 in walnut with knife edge design by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, American 1954 (label on back reads “Widdicomb Furniture Company” ab...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Walnut

Midcentury coffee table by Gio Ponti for Fontana Arte
Located in Piacenza, Italy
Gio Ponti low table for Fontana Arte. Iconic coffee table designed by Gio Ponti, butterfly shaped wood base with glass top. Certificate by Gio Pont...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Tables

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Glass, Wood

Hugo Gorge Pair Viennese Modernism Brass Sconces Wall Lights, Austria, 1940s
Located in Vienna, AT
This exquisite pair of two-armed wall lights exemplifies the elegance of Viennese Modernism from the 1940s, designed by architect Hugo Gorge in the 1930s. (We have two matching chand...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Stilnovo Brass Chandelier
Located in Dronten, NL
Very elegant chandelier with nine lights. Frame and canopy in brass, ball joints in black enameled brass. Great vintage 1960s period piece, rewired for use in the USA. Stilnovo, an ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Midcentury bookcases mod. Joy by Achille Castiglioni, Italy 1980
Located in Piacenza, Italy
Iconic freestanding rotating shelf bookcases model "Joy" designed by Achille Castiglioni. Their originality lies in the movement of the shelves made with extreme simplicity: multipl...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

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Metal

Pair of Russell Woodard Sculptura Lounge Chairs
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of 1950’s black powder coated “Sculptura” lounge chairs by Russell Woodard. Newly powder coated and new seat pads. Settee is also available. Measurements: 29” High, 26.5” Wi...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

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Metal

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