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Midcentury carpet signed by Leleu
By Paule Leleu
Located in Weiningen, CH
Midcentury carpet signed by Leleu. The marks on the carpet are from a table standing on it.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

Midcentury carpet signed by Leleu
Midcentury carpet signed by Leleu
W 118.12 in L 98.43 in
Large Mid-Century Carpet Produced in Sweden
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Large Mid-Century carpet. Produced in Sweden. Signed with initials ‘N.I’.
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Mid Century Carpet/Rug, Czechoslovakia, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, cca 1970s - original condition, profesionally cleansed
Category

Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

Materials

Textile

Midcentury Carpet by Bytex, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia by Bytex Bouclé Very good condition Professionally cleaned Wool 70%.
Category

Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool, Jute

Beautiful Design Midcentury Carpet/Rug, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1970s - Very good original condition - Geometric pattern.
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

Materials

Textile

Abstract Design Modernist Midcentury Carpet/Rug, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1970s - Germany - Good original condition (see the photos).
Category

Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

Materials

Wool

Mid Century Carpet / Rug in Ege Rya Style, 1970s
By Ege Rya
Located in Praha, CZ
- marked by label - rare type.
Category

Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

Materials

Fabric, Wool

1950s, Persian Heriz Mid-Century Carpet in Red, Blue, Ivory
Located in Lomita, CA
dating back to the 16th Century. Invariably Persian Heriz carpets display oversized geometric medallions
Category

Mid-20th Century Persian Heriz Serapi Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Missoni Italian Midcentury Carpet from Ythe 80's
By MissoniHome, Missoni
Located in bari, IT
Original carpet from the Missoni Casa collection which in the eighties was produced by T&J Vestor
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

Materials

Wool

3.2x6.5 Ft Handmade Anatolian Village Small Rug, Tribal Style Mid-Century Carpet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage Turkish Oriental accent rug. Finely hand-knotted with even medium wool pile on cotton foundation. Very good condition. Sturdy and as clean as a brand new rug (deep washed p...
Category

Mid-20th Century Turkish Tribal Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

6x9.5 Ft Vintage French Style Floral Rug in Soft Colors. Mid-Century Carpet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Anatolian rug depicting a floral French garden design in soft colors of turquoise, green, pink, sand, beige and rust. Finely hand-knotted with even medium wool pile on wool f...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Swedish Carpet Signed E.O., 1933
Located in Stamford, CT
A mid century carpet with a celadon ground with border. Signed and dated. Sweden, 1933.
Category

Vintage 1930s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid-Century Abstract Design Carpet
Located in Zagreb, HR
Colourful and vibrant mid-century carpet with stunningly beautiful and bold abstract design
Category

Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Acrylic

Swedish Mid-Century Kilim by Anne-Marie Boberg 1950s
Located in St-Brais, JU
* Mid century carpet designed by Anne-Marie Boberg * Signed with the initials AMB * Produced in
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Vintage French Modernist Carpet
Located in Milan, IT
This French Mid Century carpet has a pattern of concentric cartouches in red and black. The colours
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

Vintage French Modernist Carpet
Vintage French Modernist Carpet
W 98.43 in L 153.55 in
Swedish Mid-Century Kilim by Anne-Marie Boberg 1950s with Blue Patterns
Located in St-Brais, JU
* Mid century carpet designed by Anne-Marie Boberg * Signed with the initials AMB * Produced in
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid-20th Century Vintage Mauritanian Leather Tuareg Rug North Africa
Located in Marbella, ES
midcentury carpets are made in Mauritania and have the African look and texture influence.
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Mid-20th Century Mauritanian Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Leather, Straw

Mid-20th Century Vintage Moroccan Leather Tuareg Rug North Africa
Located in Marbella, ES
carpets are made in the desert of Morocco near Mauritania and have the African look and texture influence.
Category

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Leather, Straw

Mid-20th Century Vintage Moroccan Leather Tuareg Rug North Africa
Located in Marbella, ES
carpets are made in the desert of Morocco near Mauritania and have the African look and texture influence.
Category

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Leather, Straw

Mid-20th Century Vintage Moroccan Leather Tuareg Rug North Africa
Located in Marbella, ES
carpets are made in the desert of Morocco near Mauritania and have the African look and texture influence.
Category

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Leather, Straw

Mid-20th Century, Vintage Moroccan Leather Tuareg Rug North Africa
Located in Marbella, ES
carpets are made in the desert of Morocco near Mauritania and have the African look and texture influence.
Category

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Straw, Leather

Mid-20th Century Vintage Moroccan Leather Tuareg Rug North Africa
Located in Marbella, ES
carpets are made in the desert of Morocco near Mauritania and have the African look and texture influence.
Category

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Leather, Straw

Mid-20th Century Vintage Moroccan Leather Tuareg Rug North Africa
Located in Marbella, ES
carpets are made in the desert of Morocco near Mauritania and have the African look and texture influence.
Category

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Straw, Leather

Mid-20th Century Vintage Moroccan Leather Tuareg Rug North Africa
Located in Marbella, ES
carpets are made in the desert of Morocco near Mauritania and have the African look and texture influence.
Category

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Leather, Straw

Mid-20th Century Vintage Moroccan Leather Tuareg Rug North Africa
Located in Marbella, ES
carpets are made in the desert of Morocco near Mauritania and have the African look and texture influence.
Category

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Leather, Straw

Mid-20th Century, Vintage Moroccan Leather Tuareg Rug North Africa
Located in Marbella, ES
carpets are made in the desert of Morocco near Mauritania and have the African look and texture influence.
Category

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Leather, Straw

Mid-20th Century Vintage Moroccan Leather Tuareg Rug North Africa
Located in Marbella, ES
carpets are made in the desert of Morocco near Mauritania and have the African look and texture influence.
Category

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Leather, Straw

Mid-20th Century, Vintage Moroccan Leather Tuareg Rug North Africa
Located in Marbella, ES
carpets are made in the desert of Morocco near Mauritania and have the African look and texture influence.
Category

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Leather, Straw

Vintage Moroccan Berber Tribal Rug or Runner in Geometric Pattern
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in New York, NY
sleeping rugs; however, they have found a place in many homes today. The mid-late 20th century has brought
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

Materials

Wool

Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug. Size: 5 ft 5 in x 11 ft 8 in
Located in New York, NY
rug with a small but exciting embellishment, this mid-century carpet is a compelling example.
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20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Wool

Carpet, mid-19th century
Located in Milan, IT
Bessarabia, mid-19th century Flat hand-woven polychrome wool 360 x 180 cm
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Antique Mid-19th Century Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Carpet, mid-19th century
W 70.87 in L 141.74 in
Dabir Kashan Carpet, Mid-20th century
Located in San Francisco, CA
Persian Dabir Kashan Carpet, Mid-20th Century Private collection of Albert Keshishian. Unused mint
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Mid-20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid-20th Century Berber Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Berber carpet Morocco, mid-20th century Handwoven, vintage.
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid-20th Century Berber Carpet
Mid-20th Century Berber Carpet
H 0.25 in W 74 in D 143 in
Mid-20th Century Berber Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Berber carpet Morocco, vintage Handwoven.
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid-20th Century Berber Carpet
Mid-20th Century Berber Carpet
H 0.25 in W 82 in D 174 in
Carpet, Iran, mid 20th century
Located in Milan, IT
Iran, mid 20th century Flat hand-woven, polychrome wool. 332 x 180 cm
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Mid-20th Century Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Carpet, Iran, mid 20th century
W 70.87 in L 130.71 in
Carpet, Iran, mid 20th century
Located in Milan, IT
North-western Iran, mid 20th century. Flat hand-woven, wool 395 x 195 cm 155.5 x 76.8 in
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Mid-20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Carpet,  Iran, mid 20th century
Carpet,  Iran, mid 20th century
W 155.52 in L 76.78 in
Mid-20th Century Swedish Flat Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Swedish flat carpet.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Fine Mid Century Anatolian Carpet
Located in London, GB
as far back as the 13th Century. As the explorer Marco Polo once wrote, ‘Here they make the most
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Fine Mid Century Anatolian Carpet
Fine Mid Century Anatolian Carpet
W 120.48 in L 84.26 in
Mid 20th Century Swedish Rya Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Swedish Rya technique carpet. Sweden Mid-20th Century handwoven 7'6" x 4'9" (229 x 145 cm)
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid 20th Century Swedish Pile Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Sweden Mid-20th Century Handwoven 17'9" x 11'0" (541 x 335 cm)
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid 20th Century Swedish Rya Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Swedish Rya technique. Sweden Mid-20th Century Handwoven 6'10" x 4'6" (208 x 137 cm)
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Large Persian Kashan Carpet, Mid-20th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
Antique Large Persian Kashan Carpet, Mid-20th century Perfect original condition. Additional
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Mid-20th Century Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid-20th Century Turkish Flatweave Kilim Large Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish flatweave Kilim large carpet handmade during the Mid-20th Century. Measures
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Rustic Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid-20th Century Turkish Tribal Room Size Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Anatolian long room size carpet handmade during the Mid-20th Century. Measures
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tribal Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid-20th Century Handmade Turkish Anatolian Gallery Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Anatolian gallery carpet handmade during the mid-20th century. Measures: 5' 3
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid-20th Century Handmade Turkish Anatolian Gallery Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Anatolian gallery carpet handmade during the mid-20th century. Measures: 6' 8
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tribal Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid-20th Century Handmade Turkish Anatolian Gallery Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Anatolian gallery carpet handmade during the mid-20th century. Measures: 5' 1
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tribal Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid-20th Century Handmade Persian Kashan Accent Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Kashan accent carpet handmade during the mid-20th century. Measures: 6' 7" x 9
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Mid-20th Century Persian Modern Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid-20th Century Handmade Persian Mahal Gallery Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Mahal gallery carpet handmade during the mid-20th century. Measures: 5' 4" x
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Mid-20th Century Persian Rustic Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid Century Tulu Carpet in Sand Color Background
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid century Tulu carpet in sand color background. This mid century Tulu rug features repeating
Category

Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid-20th Century Handmade Persian Hamadan Gallery Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Hamadan carpet in long and narrow gallery format handmade during the mid-20th
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Mid-20th Century Persian Modern Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid-20th Century Handmade Persian Hamadan Gallery Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Hamadan carpet in long and narrow gallery format handmade during the mid-20th
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Mid-20th Century Persian Rustic Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Antique Tekke Main Carpet, Mid-19th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
Antique Turkmen Tekke Main Carpet Rug, Mid-19th Century Additional information: Dimensions: 6'3" W
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Antique Mid-19th Century Turkmen Central Asian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Understated Mid-Century Anatolian Carpet
Located in London, GB
weaving, going at least as back as the 13th Century; its carpets were among the first Oriental textiles to
Category

Vintage 1930s Turkish Turkish Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid-19th Century Bessarabian Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Mid-19th century Bessarabian carpet. Place of origin: Russia.
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Unknown Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Mid-18th Century Aubusson Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Mid-18th century Aubusson carpet. Commissioned by Louis XV.
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century French Western European Rugs

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tazenakht Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Moroccan Tazenakht carpet Morocco, circa mid-20th century. Handwoven.
Category

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Glaoua Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Moroccan Glaoua carpet Morocco, mid-20th century Handwoven.
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Azilal Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century Moroccan Azilal carpet Ait Bou Ichaouen, Morocco. Mid-20th century. Handwoven.
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Rustic Moroccan and North African Rugs

Materials

Wool

Large Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet, Mid-19th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
Antique Persian Tabriz Rug, Mid-19th Century Additional Information: Dimensions: 14'8" W x 18'0" L
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Antique Mid-19th Century Persian Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

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Mid Century Carpet For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mid century carpet for your home. Each mid century carpet for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wool and cotton. If you’re shopping for a mid century carpet, we have 15034 options in-stock, while there are 349 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect mid century carpet — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A mid century carpet, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Berber Tribes of Morocco, Mehraban Rugs and Märta Måås-Fjetterström each produced at least one beautiful mid century carpet that is worth considering.

How Much is a Mid Century Carpet?

Prices for a mid century carpet can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $62 and can go as high as $650,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,000.

Finding the Right Rugs and Carpets for You

Good antique rugs and vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.

In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but there are lots of other styles of antique rugs to choose from when you're endeavoring to introduce fresh colors and textures to a bedroom or living room.

Moroccan Berber rugs are not all about pattern. In fact, some of the most striking examples are nearly monochrome. But what these rugs lack in complexity, they make up for in brilliant color and subtle variation. Moroccan-style interiors can be mesmerizing — a sitting room of this type might feature a Moroccan rug, carved wooden screens and a tapestry hung behind the sofa.

Handwoven kilim rugs, known for their wealth of rich colors and unique weaving tradition, are pileless: Whereas the Beni Ourain rugs of Morocco can be described as dense with a thick surface or pile, an authentic kilim rug is thin and flat. (The term “kilim” is Turkish in origin, but this type of textile artistry is practiced all across the Balkans, throughout the Arab world and elsewhere.) 

When it comes to eye-catching floor coverings, the distinctive “medallion” pattern of Oushak rugs has two types of rounded shapes alternating against a rich red or blue background created with natural dyes, while the elaborate “star” pattern involves large eight-pointed shapes in diagonal rows alternating with diamonds.  

If you’re looking for something unexpected, find a runner rug that pops in your hallway or on your stairs. Dig for dazzling geometric patterns in our inventory of mid-century modern rugs and carpets, which includes works designed by the likes of Swedish textile masters Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Marianne Richter and other artisans. 

Carpets and rugs have been around for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans turned to animal skin, wool and fur to craft simple fabrics to soften hard terrain. A 2016 study suggests that "cave lions" were hunted for exactly this purpose, and that decorating your cave with their pelts may have conferred strength and prestige. Although many of these early textiles are still in existence, tracing their precise origins is difficult. Carpets quickly became such a valuable trade commodity that the weavings could easily travel far from their places of origin. 

The oldest known carpet was found in southern Siberia. (It may have traveled there from Persepolis in Iran.) For the flat-weave floor rugs crafted by Native Americans, cotton was the primary material before sheep’s wool was introduced in the 16th century. In Europe, carpet-making was fundamental to folk art, and Asian carpets imported to European countries were at one time considered a precious luxury and not intended to remain permanently on the floor. 

With the variety of area rugs and carpets rolled out for you on 1stDibs — a collection that includes traditional, modern, minimalist rugs and other coverings of all kinds — things will be looking up whenever you’re looking down. 

Questions About Mid Century Carpet
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 27, 2024
    The difference between mid-century and mid-century modern comes down to specificity. When it comes to furniture and architecture, for example, mid-century refers to works that emerged during the middle of the 20th century, usually between 1950 and 1970. The more specific descriptor, mid-century modern, is used to refer to a particular style of design that emphasizes simplicity, organic forms and clean lines. Mid-century modern furniture designers generally drew on the architectural work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Bauhaus design, Scandinavian modernism and more. Any piece of furniture produced during the 1950s and ’60s can be referred to as mid-century, but only those with specific characteristics are mid-century modern. That said, when enthusiasts of furniture and architecture use the shorter of the two phrases, they may indeed be referring to modernist works created during that period in history. On 1stDibs, find a wide variety of mid-century modern furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    A mid-century sofa is any sofa created during the mid-20th century. Mid-century modern sofas are pieces of seating furniture that embody the venturesome attributes that we associate with mid-century modern furniture — while not all sofas designed in the mid-century modern style are the same, they frequently have a low profile and are characterized by gentle curves, clean lines and an organic shape. Mid-century furniture is a timeless classic due to its elegant simplicity. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary mid-century sofas from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    No, the 1970s are generally not considered to fall within the era identified as mid-century. With respect to mid-century modern design, while there is some debate between collectors and design experts about the specific time period that saw the emergence of the style, most furniture enthusiasts agree that by the late 1960s, interest in MCM had largely declined. Writer Cara Greenberg, who coined the term “mid-century modernism,” suggests that “the period from the end of World War II to 1960 – from V-J Day to JFK – was the heyday of innovative furniture design in America.” Mid-century modern furniture is characterized by clean lines and inviting, organic shapes. Furniture makers of the era believed that good design was an essential part of good living. Find a variety of vintage mid-century modern furniture and decorative objects on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mid-century artwork is any piece of art produced during the middle of the 20th century. It includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, collages, pottery and other media. You'll find a large selection of mid-century artwork from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid-century modern decor was popularized during the period of 1933 to 1965 but most would suggest that the style emerged during the years that followed World War II. This style of decor is typically characterized by sleek lines, organic forms, minimal ornamentation and high functionality. Find the finest mid-century modern furnishings and more on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid-century furniture is furniture created within the period of 1933 to 1965 but most would argue that the style began to emerge in the postwar years. This style of furniture is known for its sleek lines and organic shapes. The creators most frequently associated with mid-century modern furniture believed that good design meant good living. Mid-century modern is today by far the largest category of furnishings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mid-century jewelry is a style of jewelry that rose in popularity along with the mid-century modern design movement. Pieces from this era typically feature bold, geometric designs. Shop a variety of mid-century jewelry and accessories from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The mid-century modern style emerged primarily in the years following World War II. This style of decor is characterized by sleek lines, organic forms, minimal ornamentation and high functionality. Creators of mid-century modern furniture believed that good design meant good living, and mid-century modern is today by far the largest category of furnishings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    A mid-century chair is a piece of seating furniture that was designed at any point during the middle of the 20th century. Mid-century modern furniture 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. The mid-century period provided an excellent opportunity to experiment with both functional and decorative forms. Mid-century modern chairs were made with a variety of natural and synthetic materials, combining leather, wood, and cane with chrome, steel, and plastic. Shop a range of vintage mid-century chairs on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The years that encompass the mid-century modern period are roughly 1933 until 1965, but most experts argue, however, that the mid-century modern period correlates specifically to the years following World War II. The mid-century modern period in America saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history. Shop a wide and beautiful range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs now.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid century modern refers to the middle of the 20th century — specifically 1930s through the mid-1960s. This period represents a design and architecture movement characterized by simple shapes, clean lines, and organic materials. Some of the most famous mid century modern designers include Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Isamu Noguchi and Eero Saarinen.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 22, 2019

    Mid-century modernism first appeared in 1945 and merged a minimalist aesthetic with practicality. Mid-century modern furniture is distinguishable by its lack of decoration or extravagance and its use of clean lines, organic curves and variety of natural materials.

    1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid century modern furniture refers to pieces designed during the middle of the 20th century — specifically 1930s through the mid-1960s. This period represents a design and architecture movement characterized by simple shapes, clean lines, and organic materials. Some of the most famous mid century modern designers include Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Isamu Noguchi and Eero Saarinen.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Yes, Eames is mid-century modern. In many ways, Charles Eames and Ray Eames were the embodiment of the inventiveness, energy and optimism at the heart of mid-century modern American design, and they have been recognized as the most influential designers of the 20th century. Some of the couple's most famous mid-century modern designs include the Eames Lounge chair and ottoman, the Eames Molded Plywood chair and the Eames Fiberglass chair. Shop a wide range of Charles and Ray Eames furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    Yes, some rattan is mid-century modern. Designers of the mid-century modern movement often preferred to use natural materials, including rattan, in their designs. However, not all rattan furniture was made during this period. Rattan was also a popular material for furniture produced during the Victorian era and continues to be used to produce furniture today. Shop a wide range of rattan furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To tell if a chair is mid-century, look for labels and markings that indicate its maker. Then, use trusted online resources to determine when the company was active. A certified appraiser or experienced antiques dealer can be of assistance when dating chairs. Iconic mid-century modern furniture designers include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi. Find a variety of mid-century modern chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To tell if furniture is mid-century modern, examine the piece, looking for labels and markings that indicate who produced it. Then, consult trusted online resources to determine when the maker was active and what styles of furniture they made. Iconic mid-century modern furniture designers include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi. A knowledgeable dealer or certified appraiser can help you determine if a particular piece is genuine mid-century modern or a reproduction. Shop a range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Mondrian’s art is believed to be one of the great inspirations for the mid-century modern approach to minimalism. His artworks were not just a departure from figurative works, but a new look at abstract art as well. On 1stDibs, find a variety of original artwork from top artists.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    To identify mid-century lamps, look for a manufacturer's label or stamp on the base or the shade. You can use trusted online resources to determine when the company or artisan was active. Some lamps may also have a date stamp that you can use for identification purposes. Pieces dating from the late 1950s through the early 1970s are mid-century in terms of their age. A mid-century modern lamp will show off hallmarks of the design style, such as curvy hourglass or globe forms. A certified appraiser or experienced antiques dealer may also be able to help with the identification. Find a range of mid-century lamps on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mid-century is considered the middle of the century, however as it pertains to furniture and design, mid-century is an American design movement known for its modern style, construction and the Modernist movement. It is typically simple and clean lines without embellishments. Shop a range of mid-century modern designs on 1stDIbs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Most experts agree that mid-century modern correlates specifically to the years following World War II. It has grown in popularity in the decades since, particularly due to the media and cultural institutions that have promoted the truly innovative era of design. Not only did the MoMA promote modern furniture, but pieces are prominently visible on the set of very popular television shows such as Mad Men. Shop a wide and beautiful range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.