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Vintage Danish Mid Century Domino Teak Cabinet / Sideboard - 062446
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Danish mid-century modern, made in the 1950's - Recently refurbished The piece is more
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Teak

Domino Mobler Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Sliding Door Small Sideboard
By Domino Møbler
Located in Germantown, MD
Domino Mobler Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Sliding Door Sideboard with two adjustable heights
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Buffets

Materials

Teak

Danish Mid Century Modern Drop Down Secretary Desk Cabinet by Domino Mobel
By Domino Møbler
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Danish Mid Century Modern Drop Down Secretary Desk Cabinet by Domino Mobler. Circa 1970s
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Secretaires

Materials

Teak

Danish Mid Century Modern Shelving Cabinet by Domino Mobler. Circa 1970s
By Domino Møbler
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Danish Mid Century Modern Shelving Cabinet by Domino Mobler Denmark. Circa 1970s Features a
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Teak

Domino Møbler Teak Sideboard
By Domino Møbler
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Danish made credenza in teak wood with sliding doors and center drawer storage. Please confirm location NY or NJ
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

Domino Møbler Teak Sideboard
Domino Møbler Teak Sideboard
H 31.75 in W 71.75 in D 15.5 in
Danish Modern Teak Desk Made by Domino Mobler
By Domino Møbler
Located in Esperance, NY
This desk is a beautifully crafted original piece by Domino Møbler. It exemplifies the classic
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Teak

Scandinavian Modern Teak Bookcase Cabinet by Domino Mobler
By Domino Møbler
Located in Trenton, NJ
from Domino Mobler. The understated elegance and quintessential mid-century modern aesthetic of this
Category

Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Teak

1970's Danish Modern Teak Lounge Chairs by Domino Mobler - a Pair
By Domino Møbler
Located in Burbank, CA
teak frame, and come with a solid teak foot stool ottoman. They were made by Domino Mobler, and are
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Teak

Fats Domino Portrait - Autographed Photograph - Mid-20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Fats Domino Portrait is an original photograph realized in the half of 20th Century. Black and
Category

Mid-20th Century Contemporary Portrait Photography

Materials

Photographic Paper

Mid-Century Modern Danish Teak Bookcase Domino Mobler
Located in Toledo, OH
Mid-Century Modern Danish teak bookcase. Original finish by Domino Mobler. Very nice condition
Category

Mid-20th Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Wood

Ex libris - In Domino Mundus - Woodcut - Mid 20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Ex libris -  In Domino Mundus is an Artwork realized in Mid 20th Century. Woodcut print on ivory
Category

1940s Modern More Art

Materials

Paper, Woodcut

Stig Lindberg, rare vase model Domino, Gustavsberg mid-1900s
By Stig Lindberg
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare ceramic vase by Stig Lindberg, model Domino for Gustavsberg. Sweden mid-1900s. In good
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Domino coffee table, Rosenthal
By Rosenthal, Jan Wichers, Alexander Blomberg
Located in Neuss, NW
Domino coffee table by Jan Wichers & Alexander Blomberg for Rosenthal Einrichtung in 1979. High
Category

Antique 1770s German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Acrylic, Wood

Domino coffee table, Rosenthal
Domino coffee table, Rosenthal
H 17.72 in W 35.44 in D 35.44 in
Stig Lindberg - Domino - Gustavsberg
By Stig Lindberg, Gustavsberg
Located in MAASTRICHT, LI
design exhibition held in 1955 in Helsingborg where he introduced the domino series of household
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Vases

Materials

Earthenware

Danish Modern Tall Teak Bookcase with Adjustable Shelves
By Domino Møbler
Located in Freehold, NJ
This Danish Modern bookcase features pressed wood construction, beautiful teak veneer with original finish, and five adjustable shelves. Matching bookcase and other complimentary Da...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Teak

Danish Modern Tall Teak Bookcase
By Domino Møbler
Located in Freehold, NJ
This Danish Modern bookcase features pressed wood construction, beautiful teak veneer with original finish, and five adjustable shelves. Matching bookcase and other complimentary Da...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Teak

Danish Modern Tall Teak Bookcase
Danish Modern Tall Teak Bookcase
H 72.25 in W 31.5 in D 11.5 in
Pair of Matheiu Matégot domino tables
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Henley-on Thames, Oxfordshire
Pair of Domino low tables by Mathieu Matégot, black lacquered perforated steel with brass ball
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Brass, Steel

Pair of Matheiu Matégot domino tables
Pair of Matheiu Matégot domino tables
H 19.3 in W 19.49 in D 14.97 in
Stig Lindberg, Ceramic Tray/Ashtray Domino, Gustavsberg, Scandinavian Modern
By Gustavsberg, Stig Lindberg
Located in Stockholm, SE
Stig Lindberg, ceramic tray/ashtray model Domino, Gustavsberg, Scandinavian Modern. In good
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Stig Lindberg, Vase Model Domino, Gustavsberg, Scandinavian Modern
By Gustavsberg, Stig Lindberg
Located in Stockholm, SE
Stig Lindberg, tall vase model Domino, Gustavsberg, Scandinavian Modern. In good condition, smaller
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

19th Century Hand Carved Prisoner of War 'POW' Domino Set
Located in London, GB
We are proud to offer a wonderful example of a mid-19th century hand carved Prisoner of War (POW
Category

Antique 19th Century German Victorian Game Boards

Materials

Natural Fiber

George Nelson Prototype Domino Clock
By George Nelson
Located in Chicago, IL
Nelson office, designed by Irving Harper for Howard Miller. This is the only clock and was never produced. Purchased from Howard Miller Executive.  
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Clocks

Materials

Wood

Eugenio Gerli for Tecno 'Domino' Bookcase
By Tecno, Eugenio Gerli
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Eugenio Gerli for Tecno ,'Domino' library, wood, black lacquered wood, Italy, 1966 Modern and
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Eugenio Gerli for Tecno 'Domino' Bookcase
Eugenio Gerli for Tecno 'Domino' Bookcase
H 85.04 in W 127.56 in D 14.97 in
Stig Lindberg Tray Model Domino Produced by Gustavsberg in Sweden
By Stig Lindberg
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Ceramic tray model Domino designed by Stig Lindberg. Produced by Gustavsberg in Sweden.
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Backgammon Dominos Briefcase with Multiple Game Set
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage backgammon and dominos briefcase with multiple Game Set monogrammed SB. Vintage 1970
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Games

Materials

Leather, Fabric

Pair of Domino Tables by Mathieu Matégot, 1953
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Santa Gertrudis, Baleares
Pair of Domino coffee tables by Mathieu Matégot, black and red lacquered perforated metal and brass.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Steel

Pair of Domino Tables by Mathieu Matégot, 1953
Pair of Domino Tables by Mathieu Matégot, 1953
H 18.12 in W 15.75 in D 17.33 in
“Domino” Coffee Table by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Asko Finland
By Ilmari Tapiovaara, Asko
Located in Landgraaf, NL
“Domino” coffee table by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Asko Finland. Designed in 1954. Black cross-legged
Category

Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Teak

Vintage Danish Modern Writing Desk by Domino Møbler
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century modern office desk with two banks of drawers. Danish made teak wood desk for home or
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Teak

Black & White Serving Dish Domino, Stig Lindberg, Gustavsberg
By Gustavsberg, Stig Lindberg
Located in Stockholm, SE
A lovely serving dish of model Domino designed by Stig Lindberg at Gustavsberg. It is 20 x 20 cm
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Domino' Coffee Table by Jan Wichers and Alexander Blomberg
By Rosenthal, Jan Wichers, Alexander Blomberg
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Squared dark grey ‘Domino’ coffee table, 1979 designed by Jan Wichers and Alexander Blomberg
Category

20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

1960s Large Folk Art Plywood Dominos Tiles Set 56pcs
Located in Las Vegas, NV
A set of 55+1 extra large plywood Dominos tiles "made by students ***ver Oak School, 1967", as
Category

Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Games

Materials

Plywood

Stig Lindberg Stoneware Conical Vase, Domino Series, Black/White, 1954
By Stig Lindberg
Located in Downingtown, PA
Stig Lindberg stoneware conical vase- Domino Series, Black/White, Gustavsberg, 1954 The
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Porcelain

Ceramics by Stig Lindberg, Midcentury Scandinavian, 1950, Black & White "Domino"
By Stig Lindberg
Located in New York, NY
Decorative ashtray by Stig Lindberg, Sweden, circa 1950, from the group of Domino. Made by
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Stig Lindberg Black White Domino Ceramic Plate, Vide-poche, Gustavsberg, 1950s
By Stig Lindberg
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful black and white "Domino" tray / plate / bowl / vide-poche, made of stoneware / ceramic
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Barware

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Stig Lindberg, Gustavsberg, "Domino" Pair of Vases in Ceramic, 1950-1960s
By Stig Lindberg
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Stig Lindberg, Gustavsberg, "Domino" pair of vases in ceramic, 1950-1960s. Measures
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

Ceramics by Stig Lindberg, "Domino" Group, Sweden, Ceramic Ash Tray, C 1950
By Stig Lindberg
Located in New York, NY
Decorative ashtray by Stig Lindberg, Sweden, circa 1950. This ceramic comes from the group Domino
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Domino Sugar Factory Williamsburg Brooklyn photo (Brooklyn New York photograph)
By Fernando Natalici
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Williamsburg Brooklyn New York Photograph: The historic Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Color Photography

Materials

Inkjet, Archival Ink

Domino Sugar Factory Williamsburg Brooklyn photo (Brooklyn New York photograph)
By Fernando Natalici
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Williamsburg Brooklyn New York Photograph: The historic Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Color Photography

Materials

C Print

Napoleonic, French Prisoner of War ox bone Double 9 domino set.
Located in London, GB
. Full 55 bone (tile) set. Dated to the early to mid-19th Century displaying a love heart to the top
Category

Antique 1830s French Folk Art Toys

Materials

Natural Fiber

1970s Table Lamp in Polished Chrome and Cork in a Domino Piece Pattern
By Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
"domino" pattern.  
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Bowl or Plate by Ruscha Keramik
By Ruscha
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Beautiful plate from Ruscha Keramik. Pattern: Domino.
Category

Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Ceramic

Large West German Vintage Mid Century Dümler & Breiden Ceramic Vase 1960s
By Dümler & Breiden
Located in Valencia, VC
A beautiful and very rare Dümler & Breiden Domino Decor large ceramic vase. Hand produced in West
Category

Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Black and White Marbleized Dominoes - Large Set of Random Game Pieces
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A large set of domino game pieces. This is one full set of game pieces plus a large portion of a
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Games

Materials

Plastic

Antique French Bone and Ebony Dominoes Set, 1800s
Located in Lucenec, SK
This is an antique French domino game in a wooden box Mid to late 1800s All complete with 28
Category

Antique 19th Century French Games

Materials

Brass

Fat Lava West German Dümler & Breiden Vintage Ceramic Jug Vase, 1960s
By West German Pottery, Dümler & Breiden
Located in Valencia, VC
pottery in West Germany during the mid-20th century. They produced a variety of ceramic items including
Category

Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of 555 Bleech Chair and Red Skaï Seat by René Gabriel, Norma, 1941
By Rene Gabriel
Located in PARIS, FR
National School of Decorative Arts, René Gabriel began as a domino maker by designing and producing his own
Category

Mid-20th Century French Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Wood

Silver & Enamel Film Inkstand by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company London 1940
By Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Ltd.
Located in London, GB
, Director Alexis Granowski. - Lilac Domino 1937 British operetta film, Director Charles Cuvillier. - The
Category

Mid-20th Century British Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Enamel

Dümler und Breiden German Floor handle Vase 70s huge (40cms) clouded overglaze
By Dümler & Breiden
Located in Kumhausen, DE
-bakers' land"—is a centuries-old home to ceramics manufacture in central Germany and the site of the
Category

Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Pottery

rare huge JASBA "AZTEC" FLOOR VASE marked 1 521 45
By Jasba
Located in Kumhausen, DE
home to centuries-old ceramics manufacture.) Schwaderlapp first produced earthenware central-heating
Category

Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Pottery

Buccellati Sterling Silver Dominoes Set
By Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
table, the smooth silver cool in your hands. The set is likely from the mid-20th century, whispering of
Category

20th Century Italian More Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

Sterling Silver

Mid-Century Danish Modern Free Standing Teak Desk by Domino Mobler
By Domino Møbler
Located in Norcross, GA
Nice Mid-Century Modern teak desk. Made in Denmark. This is a free standing desk with a finished
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Teak

Midcentury Scandinavian Armchair by Domino Mobler in Wood & Brown Faux Leather
By Domino Møbler
Located in Fregene, IT
Beautiful Norwegian or Scandinavian armchair produced by "Domino Mobler" in 1950s. The incredible
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Domino Mid-Century Modern Dining Table by Larissa Batista
By Larissa Batista
Located in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
Brazilian mid-century modern design. Featuring wooden tiles crafted using traditional woodworking techniques
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Wood

Set Domino Ceramics for Ceramano
By Hans Welling
Located in JM Haarlem, NL
Set of ceramics, eight pieces; one jug, a decanter and six cups. The 'Domino series', design by
Category

Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Stig Lindberg Ceramic Tray "Domino" by Gustavsberg in Sweden
By Stig Lindberg
Located in London, GB
Ceramic tray model Domino designed by Stig Lindberg, produced by Gustavsberg in Sweden
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Domino Table Designed by Mathieu Matégot Black and Yellow Metal, circa 1950
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Barcelona, ES
Pair of Domino coffee tables by Mathieu Matégot in brass, black and yellow lacquered perforated
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal, Brass

Ceramic Vases by Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg
By Stig Lindberg
Located in New York, NY
Black and white Domino vases by Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg. Maker's mark on bottom. Can be
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vases

Domino Møbler Mid-Century Teak Hutch
By Domino Møbler
Located in Hudson, NY
A beautiful mid-century hutch with lots of storage. Above are an assortment of shelves and below a
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Cupboards

Materials

Teak

Domino Møbler Mid-Century Teak Hutch
Domino Møbler Mid-Century Teak Hutch
H 55 in W 11.5 in D 48 in
Domino Mobler Chest Of Drawers Danish Mid-Century
By Domino Møbler
Located in Oxford, GB
Domino Mobler - A mid 20th century Mobler Danish teak chest of drawers. The chest of drawers having
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Teak

Domino Mobler Mid Century Chrome and Teak Bench
By Domino Møbler
Located in Countryside, IL
Domino Mobler Mid Century Chrome and Teak Bench Bench measures: 47.5 wide x 17.5 deep x 15 high
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Danish Domino Mobler Teak Desk c.1960
By Domino Møbler
Located in San Francisco, CA
About A Mid-Century Modern Danish teak desk by Domino Mobler with 6 drawers, dovetail joints
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

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Mid Century Dominos For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of mid century dominos available for sale. Each of these unique mid century dominos was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, hardwood and teak. There are all kinds of mid century dominos available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Folk Art mid century dominos are consistently popular styles. Many mid century dominos are appealing in their simplicity, but Domino Møbler, Stig Lindberg and Kosta Boda produced popular mid century dominos that are worth a look.

How Much are Mid Century Dominos?

Prices for mid century dominos can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, mid century dominos begin at $272 and can go as high as $12,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,014.
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  • 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
    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 ExpertApril 25, 2024
    The years that encompass the mid-century modern period are roughly 1933 until 1965, but most experts argue, however, that the mid-century modern era correlates specifically to the years following World War II. These years in America saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history. Vintage mid-century modern furniture — including tables, chairs, desks and case pieces — are often organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple. 

    Postwar architects and designers in the United States were animated by new ideas and new technology during the era of mid-century modernism. Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century furniture designs manufactured by the likes of Knoll and Herman Miller

    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. 

    Knoll became 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 soon became desirable for the home. Similarly, Michigan’s Herman Miller is best known for its iconic mid-century modern furniture, and while the company focused on the office, people loved its designs for their homes, too.

    Find vintage mid-century modern furniture for sale on 1stDibs.
  • 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 ExpertMay 3, 2024
    The years between 1950 and 1960 are typically considered mid-century. Some people also include the 1970s in the definition. Remember that the term mid-century furniture refers to pieces produced during the middle of the 20th century. It is different from mid-century modern, the name for a furniture style that emerged primarily in the years following World War II and 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. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of mid-century furniture.
  • 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.