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Gubi Pedrera

Barba Corsini Pedrera Coffee Table in Black for Gubi
By Gubi, Barba Corsini
Located in Glendale, CA
Barba Corsini Pedrera coffee table in black for Gubi. The Pedrera coffee table was designed in 1955
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cockt...

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Metal

Barba Corsini Pedrera Coffee Table in Chrome for Gubi
By Gubi, Barba Corsini
Located in Glendale, CA
Barba Corsini Pedrera coffee table in chrome for Gubi. The Pedrera coffee table was designed in
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cockt...

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Chrome, Metal

Barba Corsini Pedrera Coffee Table in Brass for Gubi
By Barba Corsini, Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
Barba Corsini Pedrera coffee table in brass for Gubi. The Pedrera coffee table was designed in 1955
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cockt...

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Metal

H20 Pendant Lamp
By Barba Corsini, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Gaudí landmark La Pedrera. Used as a laundry room and a storage area, Corsini transformed the space into
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

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Aluminum

H20 Pendant Lamp
H20 Pendant Lamp
H 10.23 in Dm 5.11 in
H20 Pendant Lamp, White
By Barba Corsini, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Gaudí landmark La Pedrera. Used as a laundry room and a storage area, Corsini transformed the space into
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

Materials

Aluminum

H20 Pendant Lamp, White
H20 Pendant Lamp, White
H 10.23 in Dm 5.11 in
H20 Pendant Lamp, Nickel
By Barba Corsini, Gubi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Gaudí landmark La Pedrera. Used as a laundry room and a storage area, Corsini transformed the space into
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

Materials

Aluminum

H20 Pendant Lamp, Nickel
H20 Pendant Lamp, Nickel
H 10.23 in Dm 5.11 in
PD2 Floor Lamp, Matte White
By Joaquim Ruiz Millet, Gubi, Barba Corsini
Located in Berkeley, CA
the attics of one of the world’s most prominent buildings, La Pedrera in Barcelona. For the base of
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Aluminum

PD2 Floor Lamp, Matte White
PD2 Floor Lamp, Matte White
H 44.5 in Dm 15.35 in
PD2 Floor Lamp, Matte Black
By Gubi, Joaquim Ruiz Millet, Barba Corsini
Located in Berkeley, CA
the attics of one of the world’s most prominent buildings, La Pedrera in Barcelona. For the base of
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

PD2 Floor Lamp, Matte Black
PD2 Floor Lamp, Matte Black
H 44.5 in Dm 15.35 in

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Barba Corsini for Gubi Pedrera Glass Coffee Table
By Barba Corsini, Gubi
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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 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.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s 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 pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by celebrated manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer 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. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture 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, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.