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Franco Albini Midcentury Rocking Horse Sculpture
By Franco Albini
Located in New York, NY
Franco Albini midcentury rocking horse sculpture. Midcentury rattan and wicker rocking horse sculpture, Italy, circa 1960. Dimensions: H 24 in. x W 30 in. x D 18 in.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Rattan

Franco Albini 1960 Rattan Cane & Bamboo Rocking Horse, Animal Sculpture Italy
By Franco Albini
Located in Miami, FL
Original Franco Albini Mid-Century Modern Rattan and Bamboo Rocking Horse, Animal Sculpture. Rattan and bamboo rocking horse core with basket weave seat. This horse brings joy to ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Toys

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Bamboo, Cane, Rattan

Mid-Century Italian Modern Bamboo and Rattan Rocking Horse Attributed to Albini
By Franco Albini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century rocking horse, often attributed to France Albini, composed of a bamboo frame with woven rattan seat and accents. Very good, vintage condition with natural patina and li...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Children's Furniture

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Bamboo, Rattan

Italian Midcentury Rocking Horse Sculpture
By Franco Albini
Located in New York, NY
Italian Midcentury Rocking Horse Sculpture. Italian midcentury rattan rocking horse sculpture. Italy, circa 1960. Dimensions: H 23 in. x W 30 in. x D 18 in.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Rattan

Original Italian Rocking Horse Made of Bamboo and Rattan
By Franco Albini
Located in München, DE
Original 1960s rocking horse made of bamboo and rattan. Design attributed to the well-known architect and designer Franco Albini (1905-1977). Made in Italy. Wonderful decoration fo...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Children's Furniture

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Bamboo, Wicker

Mid-Century Cane and Rattan Rocking Horse
By Franco Albini
Located in San Diego, CA
Mid-Century child's size cane and rattan rocking horse. Very nice condition. Made in Sweden, circa 1950s-1960s.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Toys and Dolls

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Cane, Rattan

Franco Albini Rocking Horse
By Franco Albini
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Some say Franco Albini designed rocking horse, probably Italian from the 1960s. Clever design, functioning rocking horse!
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Toys and Dolls

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Bamboo, Wicker

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H 21.5 in. W 29 in. D 16 in.
Franco Albini Bamboo Rocking Horse
By Franco Albini
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Child's rattan and bamboo child's rocking horse Mid-Century design with basket weave seat.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Bamboo, Rattan

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H 21 in. W 28 in. D 16 in.
Sculptural Mid-Century Modern Italian Wicker Rattan Rocking Horse, Franco Albini
By Franco Albini
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Sculptural Mid-Century Modern Italian rattan rocking horse by Franco Albini. This decorative object is perfect for displaying in a child's room, on top of an armoire, or anywhere in ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Rattan

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A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.