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Restored Mid Century Pole Rattan Floor Lamp w/ Mahogany Base
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Rattan pole lamp featuring 6 decorative rattan poles centered around a rattan post all fixed to a
Category

Vintage 1950s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Rattan

Lightolier 3 Shade Pole Floor Lamp by Gerald Thurston
By Gerald Thurston
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A three headed adjustable Mid Century pole floor lamp with a black, gray and coral plastic shade
Category

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

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Tension Pole Lamp With Hand painted Italian Glass! 50s Stiffel Era
By Stiffel
Located in Peoria, AZ
GORGEOUS! ITALIAN OPALESCENT GLASS HANDPAINTED W/ LEAVES MID CENTURY TENSION POLE LAMP
Category

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

Materials

Metal

1955! Mid Century Modern Tension Pole Lamp Brass Stiffel Era Starlight Shades
By Stiffel
Located in Peoria, AZ
HIGHLY COVETED! PURIST'S DREAM 1955 EARLY MID CENTURY MODERN TENSION POLE LAMP! THREE "STARLIGHT
Category

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

Materials

Metal

Tuareg Tent Poles Mid-Century
Located in Wien, AT
These big wooden beams from bedouin tents from the Sahara were Mid-20 century made. The rich
Category

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Cedar

  • Tuareg Tent Poles Mid-Century
  • Tuareg Tent Poles Mid-Century
  • Tuareg Tent Poles Mid-Century
  • Tuareg Tent Poles Mid-Century
H 37.8 in W 6.7 in D 1.58 in
Tuareg Tent Poles, Mid Century
Located in Wien, AT
These big wooden beams from bedouin tents from the Sahara were Mid-20 Century made. The rich
Category

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Cedar

  • Tuareg Tent Poles, Mid Century
  • Tuareg Tent Poles, Mid Century
  • Tuareg Tent Poles, Mid Century
  • Tuareg Tent Poles, Mid Century
H 41.74 in W 8.27 in D 1.58 in
Italian Mid Century Brass Pole Floor Lamp with Marble Base Lucite Magazine Rack
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Italian Mid-Century Modern brass pole floor lamp with marble base and lucite magazine rack. Item
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Marble, Brass

Mid 20th Century Vintage Bruce of La Framed Photograph of Man With Pole Vaulting
Located in west palm beach, FL
A fabulous MCM Vintage Framed Photograph of Man With Pole Vaulting Pole. Shot by thr infamous Bruce
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Glass, Wood

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lucite Brass Glass Pole Floor Lamp Side Table 'A'
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Lucite brass glass pole floor lamp side table (A). Item features 3-way
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Lightolier Lytespan Tension Pole Lamp! Mid Century Modern 1950s Gerald Thurston
By Lightolier, Gerald Thurston
Located in Peoria, AZ
MONUMENTAL! LIGHTOLIER MID CENTURY MODERN LYTESPAN 1959 TENSION POLE LAMP! ICONIC 3 GOLD SHADES
Category

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

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Floor Pole Lamp with Table Surface Possibly Gordon Martz
By Gordon Martz
Located in New York, NY
Classic Mid Century floor lamp, with inlayed mosaic style squares of wood radiating out from the
Category

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

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Lisa Johansson Pape Teak Fishing Pole Wall Lamp
By Lisa Johansson-Pape, Stockmann-Orno
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful and delicate teak wall mount sconce with hanging milk glass shade by Lisa Johansson Pape for Stockmann-Orno, Finland, 1950's. This design allows for an adjustable height an...
Category

Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Milk Glass, Teak

Mid Century Brass Triple Light Floor to Ceiling Tension Pole Lamp
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Mid-century brass triple light floor-to-ceiling tension pole lamp with a heavy Googie style. This
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Irving Berg Signed Mid Century Modernist Monumental Wooden Carved Totem Pole
By Irving Berg
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A mid century modernist wooden carved totem pole titled “Snowden” by Irving Berg. Identified on tag
Category

20th Century Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Space Age Floor to Ceiling Pole Lamp Sonneman
By Robert and Richard Sonneman
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple but elegant and rare pole lamp. Twin pods connected by bent smoked Lucite panels with a
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel, Brass

Restored Mid Century Rattan Pole Floor Lamp w/ Drink Stand
Located in Van Nuys, CA
to a mahogany and rattan oval base. This lamp is perfect for Mid Century lounge or living room
Category

Vintage 1950s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Rattan

Space Age All Brass Tension Pole Lamp! Mid Century Modern 1950s Stiffel Era
By Stiffel
Located in Peoria, AZ
ICONIC! SPACE AGE MID CENTURY MODERN GLEAMING BRASS TENSION POLE LAMP! Incredible Quality! In
Category

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

Materials

Metal

Starlight 3 Shade Mid Century Modern Floor Pole Lamp! 1950s Brass After Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Peoria, AZ
GAZE AT ALL THE STARS! MID CENTURY MODERN "STARLIGHT" SHADE STANDING POLE LAMP! GORGEOUS! CIRCA
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal, Enamel

19th century William IV mahogany pole screen
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century William IV mahogany pole screen, circa 1830 Framed original tapestry depicting a
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century English William IV Screens and Room Dividers

Materials

Mahogany

  • 19th century William IV mahogany pole screen
  • 19th century William IV mahogany pole screen
  • 19th century William IV mahogany pole screen
  • 19th century William IV mahogany pole screen
H 54.25 in W 16.75 in D 16.75 in
Mid-Century Era Signed West Coast Cedar Haida Indigenous Canadian Totem Pole
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This hand-carved cedar totem is signed by an unknown artist and presumed to have originated from Canada and dating to approximately 1960 and done in the West Coast Indigenous Haida s...
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Folk Art Native American Objects

Materials

Cedar

Pole Vaulter
By Edmund Ward
Located in New York, NY
Purchased from Ward Estate after his passing in 1990. Part of a private collection since mid 1990's
Category

20th Century Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

USA mid-century Lighted barber Pole in plastic, metal and opaline glass, 1950s
Located in MIlano, IT
USA mid-century Lighted barber Pole in plastic, metal and opaline glass, 1950s Illuminated barber
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Seven Mid-20th Century Holophane Pyrex Glass Globe Pendant Light with Brass Pole
Located in Stamford, CT
Industrial Holophane glass globe signed Pyrex made in the USA with a brass pole fitter. The Pyrex
Category

Mid-20th Century American Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Very Large 19th Century North-Western Indian Carved Wood Totem Pole
Located in Germantown, MD
A very large 19th century North-Western Indian figural Carved Wood Totem Pole. This very rare Pole
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Native American Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Hardwood

17th Century English Halberd with Pole Arm & Etched Blade
Located in Milford, NH
A fine example of a mid-17th century steel halberd with pole arm, with a diamond shape thrusting
Category

Antique Mid-17th Century English Historical Memorabilia

Materials

Steel

Restored Mid Century Wrought Iron Wire Hairpin Leg Armchair w/ Pole Rattan Arms
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Circa 1950 Mid-Century wrought iron wire armchair with pole rattan arms, hairpin Legs, and original
Category

Vintage 1950s Armchairs

Materials

Rattan

French Gemstone “Barber Pole” Bracelet
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Exquisitely appointed with royal blue sapphires (11.20 carats), rich red rubies (8.50 carats), intense green emeralds (6.16 carats) and brilliant white diamonds (8.40 carats), this s...
Category

Mid-20th Century French More Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Mid-Century Modern Modernist Chrome and Ebonized Wood Vintage Pole Floor Lamp
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Chrome and Ebonized Wood Floor Lamp, circa 1950s. Item features sleek modernist lines, double sockets, and an ebonized sold wood on raised ball form feet. Shade not included
Category

Vintage 1950s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

19th Century Original Painted Barber Pole on Wheels
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This funky barber pole was found in the mid west and retains its original painted surface. Painted
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Country More Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Restored Mid Century 4 Pole Rattan Floor Lamp w/ Double Teak Caps and Shade
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Rattan pole lamp featuring 6 decorative rattan poles centered around a rattan post all fixed to a
Category

Vintage 1950s American Floor Lamps

Materials

Rattan

18th Century, English Chippendale Mahogany Needlepoint Shield Back Pole Screens
Located in Germantown, MD
height screen panels mid-18th century.
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century Chippendale Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots

Materials

Mahogany

Twisted Glass Pole Floor Lamp
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern twisted glass and metal floor lamp.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Hand Carved Wood Totem Pole
Located in San Diego, CA
A very nice hand carved and painted wood totem pole, circa 1970s. The totem stands and 26" H with a
Category

Mid-20th Century Canadian Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Wood, Paint

  • Hand Carved Wood Totem Pole
  • Hand Carved Wood Totem Pole
  • Hand Carved Wood Totem Pole
  • Hand Carved Wood Totem Pole
H 26 in W 16.5 in D 6 in
19th Century American Patriotic Barber Pole Open Sign Folk Art
Located in Forney, TX
sculpted wooden patriotic barber pole advertising trade sign / open sign. Mid-19th century, Southern
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood, Giltwood, Paint

North West Coast Indian Totem Pole
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This North West Coast Indian totem pole has fantastic carving and condition. It is unsigned or
Category

Mid-20th Century American Adirondack Native American Objects

Materials

Wood

  • North West Coast Indian Totem Pole
  • North West Coast Indian Totem Pole
  • North West Coast Indian Totem Pole
  • North West Coast Indian Totem Pole
H 18 in W 12 in D 3.5 in
Japanese Barber Advertising Barber's Pole Light
Located in London, GB
A scarce original barber's pole. Used as advertising outside a barber's shop. Japan, c1950s
Category

Mid-20th Century Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Glass

Chunky Victorian Mahogany Curtain Pole with Rings
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A Chunky Victorian Mahogany curtain pole with rings The curtain pole is all made in mahogany
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Victorian Architectural Elements

Materials

Mahogany

Native American Animal Mythical Creature Redwood Totem Pole
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Almost 17 foot tall redwood animal totem. Animal totems are believed to have spiritual significance. Watching over Pacific Northwest Indian tribes and families. Symbolizing guardian ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Native American Objects

Materials

Wood

Pair Barber Lacquer and Brass Pole Lamps
Located in Fraser, MI
Pair mid-century decorative modern barber pole lamps. Original antique brass wash base and fittings
Category

Vintage 1960s Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Twisted Spaghetti Shape Glass Pole Floor Lamp
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice vintage twisted glass pattern floor lamp. No shade.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Simon Charlie 9 Foot "Pole of Wealth" TOTEM
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
collections in the US, Europe and Australia. PERIOD: mid 20th century ORIGIN: British Columbia, Canada SIZE
Category

Mid-20th Century American Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Wood

Wrapped Rattan Pole Lamp W/ Black Demi Base
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Vertically stacked rattan pole lamp with black lacquer demi mahogany base and top cap piece. Wire
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Rattan

Restored Quad Pole "R" Arm 3 Seat Rattan Sofa
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Rare "R" arm rattan 3 seater sofa with "Quad Pole" design featuring 4 strand rattan arms, legs, and
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Rattan

Midcentury Swoop Arm Rattan Armchair with Triple Pole Back
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Vintage swoop arm rattan dining room chair pair. the chair features a triple pole back seat back
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Rattan

Antique Steel & Cast Iron Bus Station Standing Pole Sign by J.G. Pollard Co.
Located in New York, NY
Manufactured by J.G. Pollard Co., a company with a long history dating back to its establishment in 1837 in Brooklyn, New York, this sign represents a part of the heritage of metal c...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Signs

Materials

Steel, Iron

Restored Four Pole Rattan Coffee Table with Floating Glass Top
By Paul Frankl
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Made circa 1940, this four-pole rattan coffee table has an unusual stacked rattan round base. The
Category

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

Materials

Rattan

Chrome and Lucite Three Light Pole Lamp Att. to Thurston
By Lightolier, Gerald Thurston
Located in New York, NY
Three light pole lamp having triangular shades, of translucent white lucite and brushed steel
Category

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

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Yam Ancestor Figure TOTEM Pole Papua New Guinea with Provenance
Located in Atlanta, GA
A yam ancestor TOTEM pole from the mid-Sepik River region of Papua New Guinea. Carved out of a
Category

Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Restored Six-Pole Rattan Coffee Table W/ Floating Glass Top
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Circa 1940 Mid-century six-pole rattan coffee table with stacked rattan round base. The six rattan
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Chinese Export Armorial Porcelain Dish, Arms of Pole, circa 1745
Located in Downingtown, PA
Chinese Export armorial porcelain dish, Arms of Pole, circa 1745 The Chinese export armorial
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century Chinese Chinese Export Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Crystal Floor Lamp with Faceted Glass Pole and Chrome Base
Located in Essex, MA
Crystal floor lamp with faceted glass pole and chrome base, contemporary styling with an off white
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Antique Adjustable Pole Screen, English, Needlepoint, Fire Shield, Regency, 1830
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique adjustable pole screen. An English, Rosewood needlepoint fire shield, dating to
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century British Screens and Room Dividers

Materials

Wood

Set of 5 Vintage Traditional Snow Measuring Poles, circa 1930
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of five vintage snow measuring poles, by unknown manufacturer from Spain, circa 1930. In
Category

Vintage 1930s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Metal

Exceptional polychrome glazed ceramic totem pole by Marcel Giraud, Vallauris
By Marcel Giraud
Located in Camblanes et Meynac, FR
Exceptional polychrome glazed ceramic totem pole by Marcel Giraud, Vallauris Rare, large ceramic
Category

2010s French Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Enamel

Light Pole Floor Lamp by Ingo Maurer for M Design
By Ingo Maurer
Located in Vlimmeren, BE
The floor lamp Light Pole was designed by Ingo Maurer in 1967 for Design M. This lamp is part of
Category

Vintage 1960s Lithuanian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Restored Rattan & Koa Wood Cocktail Table w/ "X" Base Pole
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Post-war rattan coffee table with a koa wood top with a decorative "X" base. 1940, United States We only purchase and sell only the best and finest rattan furniture made by the bes...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Rattan

Vintage Midcentury Multi-Color Lucite Tension Pole Floor Lamp, 1970s
Located in The Hague, NL
Rare modern midcentury 1970s multi-color shade floor to ceiling tension pole light. You can adjust
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Antique Persian Azerbaijan Runner with Boteh and Barber Pole
Located in Dallas, TX
Forest, Eclectic, Modern, Industrial, Artisan, Swedish Farmhouse, Belgian, Mid-Century Modern, Tribal
Category

Early 20th Century Persian Tribal Persian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Adjustable and Articulating Brass and Jute Pole Wall Lights, Austria 1950s
By J.T. Kalmar, Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
Adjustable and Articulating Brass and Sisal Pole Wall Lights, Austria1950s (Hans Agne Jacobsson
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Vintage Floor Lamp by Stilnovo, Mid-20th Century
By Stilnovo
Located in Roma, IT
. Articulated brass arm on enameled metal pole and round Carrara marble base.
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Floor Lamps

Materials

Marble, Metal

  • Vintage Floor Lamp by Stilnovo, Mid-20th Century
  • Vintage Floor Lamp by Stilnovo, Mid-20th Century
  • Vintage Floor Lamp by Stilnovo, Mid-20th Century
  • Vintage Floor Lamp by Stilnovo, Mid-20th Century
H 53.01 in W 56.01 in D 13.01 in
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Mid Century Pole For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mid century pole for your home. Each mid century pole for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, wood and brass. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer mid century pole, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Each mid century pole bearing Mid-Century Modern, Folk Art or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. Stiffel, Gerald Thurston and ASEA each produced at least one beautiful mid century pole that is worth considering.

How Much is a Mid Century Pole?

Prices for a mid century pole start at $180 and top out at $17,000 with the average selling for $1,540.
Questions About Mid Century Pole
  • 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 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 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 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 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.
  • 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 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 ExpertJune 15, 2023
    A dresser is a mid-century dresser if it was made during the middle of the 20th century. 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. Mid-century modern dressers will likely have specific characteristics. There was a use of natural and man-made materials that included alluring woods such as teak, rosewood and oak as well as steel, fiberglass and molded plywood. An authentic mid-century modern dresser will also be characterized by simplicity, organic forms and clean lines. Shop an assortment of vintage mid-century dressers on 1stDibs.