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Marco Zanuso Mid-Century Modern Mod Lady Italian Armchair, 1950s
By Marco Zanuso
Located in Madrid, ES
Armchair model “Lady” designed by Marco Zanuso and edited by Arflex, made with solid wood structure and black metal legs. Bouclé wool upholstery Koala model edited by Pierre Frey. Fo...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Danish Mid-Century Modern White Plastic Chandelier Mod. Big Lily, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Danish Mid-Century Modern white plastic chandelier mod. Big Lily, 1960s White plastic chandelier
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Plastic

Danish Mid-Century Modern White Plastic Chandelier Mod. Room Light, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Danish Mid-Century Modern white plastic chandelier mod. Room Light, 1960s White plastic Room Light
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Plastic

Mid Century Mod Gas
By Kathleen Keifer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
layered colors. Her modern landscapes and sublime seascapes capture an impressive visceral visual. This
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21st Century and Contemporary American Impressionist Interior Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Mid-Century Modern Mod Jumbo Italian Coffee Table Edited by Knoll
By Gae Aulenti, Knoll
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Museum of Modern Art in New York. Ms. Aulenti was best known for her work on interiors, particularly
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables

Materials

Carrara Marble

Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp Mod, Solitaire by Tronconi, 1970s
By Tronconi
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern table lamp mod. Solitaire by Tronconi, 1970s Articulated table lamp
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal

Abstract Organic Mod Century Post Modern Handmade Pottery Sculpture Vase 1970s
Located in New York, NY
Unusual organic hand made pottery art objet dart, having a textured surface, with a high glaze finish, of tonal brows. The piece is in excellent original condition, clean and ready t...
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Mid-20th Century American Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Pottery

1960s Stilnovo Mod. 8022 Mid-Century Modern Orange and White Table Lamp
By Stilnovo, Angelo Lelii
Located in Aci Castello, IT
role in shaping mid-century modern design. The table lamp has a sleek and minimalistic design, with a
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Aluminum

Mid Century Modern Mod.401 "Break" Chairs by Mario Bellini, Mouse Grey Leather
By Mario Bellini
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern mod.401 "Break" Chairs by Mario Bellini - mouse Grey Leather - 12 available
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Mod. Nomos by Norman Foster for Tecno, 1970s
By Tecno, Sir Norman Foster
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern table mod. Nomos by Norman Foster for Tecno, 1970s Chromed table mod
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Tables

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Wood Coffee Table Mod. Ara by Vignelli for Driade, 1970s
By Massimo and Lella Vignelli, Driade
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern wood coffee table mod. Ara by Lella and Massimo Vignelli for Driade
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

1950s Oscar Torlasco for Lumi Milano mod. 338 Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp
By Lumi, Oscar Torlasco
Located in Aci Castello, IT
original patina, good conditions overall. This 1950s Mid-Century Modern brass and green fabric table lamp
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Two 1950s Gio Ponti Style Mid-Century Modern Armchairs Mod. 512 by ISA Bergamo
By ISA Bergamo, Gio Ponti
Located in Aci Castello, IT
These Mid-Century Modern armchairs Mod. 512 designed in the style of Gio Ponti for Isa Bergamo are
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Italian Mid-Century Modern Satin Glass Table Lamp Mod. Tank by VeArt, 1980s
By VeArt
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern satin glass table lamp mod. Tank by VeArt, 1980s Extreme rare and fun
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Table Lamp Mod. Walnut by Achille Castiglioni for Flos, 1970s
By Flos, Achille Castiglioni
Located in MIlano, IT
Mid-Century Modern table lamp mod. Walnut by Achille Castiglioni for Flos, 1970s Walnut lamp, with
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Angles Mod Armchair
Located in Westwood, NJ
timeless aesthetic to modern interiors. Upholstered with performance fabric with a plush poly foam cushion
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Angles Mod Armchair
Angles Mod Armchair
H 31.5 in W 32.5 in D 27 in
Moroccan Boho-Mid Mod Rug, Bohemian Meets Midcentury Modern
Located in Dallas, TX
81060 Organic Modern Moroccan Terrazzo Rug, 08'03 x 10'02. Step into a world where Mid-Century
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Mid-Century Modern Mod. Shogun Table Lamp Designed by Mario Botta for Artemide
By Mario Botta
Located in Madrid, ES
Table lamp mod Shogun designed by Mario Botta for Artemide. Made of steel and aluminun. Adjustable
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs Mod. 54-S1 by Gae Aulenti for Knoll, 1977
By Gae Aulenti, Knoll
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern armchairs mod. 54-S1 by Gae Aulenti for Knoll, 1977 Beautiful, elegant
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Plastic

Mid-Century Modern Wooden Coffee Table Mod. 454 Il Castello by Mario Bellini
By Mario Bellini
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Wooden Coffee Table Mod. 454 IL Castello by Mario Bellini for Cassina, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Contemporary Modern Italian Red Console Mod, "Antikythera" Designed by Superego
By Metea, Studio Superego
Located in Madrid, ES
Console mod. "Antikythera" designed and produced by the Milanese Studio Superego and edited by
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Console Tables

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Agate, Amethyst, Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Quartz

Mid Century Mod Black Dome Floor Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
A mid-century floor lamp with a down-light and black, metal, dome shade and pull chain with a red
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Metal

EX MOD CIRCA 1950 MID CENTURY MODERN ENGLISH BEECH SiDE END LAMP WINE TABLE
Located in GB
circa 1950's Ex Ministry of Defence (MOD) side end lamp wine table with castors Please note the
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Vintage 1950s English Mid-Century Modern End Tables

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Beech

20th Century Gavina Studio Mirrored Panel mod. Margellina
By Simon Gavina Editions
Located in Turin, Turin
passion. Convinced of the need for design that was modern but also rich in poetry, he gradually succeeded
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Steel

20th Century Dino Gavina Mirrored Panel mod. Baltimora
By Dino Gavina, Simon Gavina Editions
Located in Turin, Turin
Decorative Mirrored Panel mod. Baltimora designed to pay homage to Louis Morris, one of the first exponent of
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Mod Elettra Armchair Designed by B.B.P.R Edited by Arflex
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Italian armchair mod "Elettra" designed by B.B.P.R. and edited by Arflex. Structure made of solid
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Cognac Leather Armchair and Ottoman Mod 915 by Carlo de Carli
By Carlo De Carli
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Cognac leather armchair and ottoman Mod 915 by Carlo de Carli, Italy.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Oval Mod Cocktail Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
With a geometric parquetry inlaid veneered and lacquered top with brass inlaid details and a bronze bound racetrack top. With bronze finished V form supports with etched geometric de...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Coffee and C...

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Metal

Oval Mod Cocktail Table
Oval Mod Cocktail Table
H 15 in W 63 in D 29.5 in
Rectangular Mod Coffee Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
Icon bronze finish with a parquetry veneered and lacquered top, brass inlaid details and icon bronze bounding with strapped and studded leather frieze details on icon bronze finished...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Coffee and C...

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Metal

Rectangular Mod Coffee Table
Rectangular Mod Coffee Table
H 12 in W 47.25 in D 25.5 in
Round Mod Coffee Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
Icon bronze finish with a parquetry veneered and lacquered top, brass inlaid details and icon bronze bounding with strapped and studded leather frieze details on icon bronze finished...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Coffee and C...

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Metal

Round Mod Coffee Table
Round Mod Coffee Table
H 17.75 in W 44.75 in D 44.75 in
Mid Century Mod "Hebi" Style Yellow Table Lamp
By Isao Hosoe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
MOD Hebi style adjustable table lamp with Yellow enameled aluminum stem and diffuser. In original
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Square Mod Cocktail Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
With a parquetry marble and lacquered top, brass inlaid details and bronze finish, with strapped and studded leather details raised on bronze finish baton legs. Dimensions: 27.5" W ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cockta...

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Marble, Metal

Square Mod Cocktail Table
Square Mod Cocktail Table
H 14.75 in W 275 in D 27.5 in
Domingos Tótora "Escultura Âmago Mod.06", Brazil 21st Century
By Domingos Tótora
Located in Utrecht, NL
This organic sculpture by contemporary artist Domingos Tótora is a visual expression of the artist’s view of design. Tótora creates objects and sculptures where beauty is inseparable...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Paper

Italian Mid Century Mod 1970's Dome pendant
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Amazing adjustable height Italian MOD 1970's dome pendant. A smoked plexiglass shell with brushed
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Italian Mid Century Mod 1970's Dome pendant
Italian Mid Century Mod 1970's Dome pendant
H 28.5 in W 13.75 in D 13.75 in
Boho-Mid Mod Moroccan Japandi Rug, Bohemian Meets Midcentury Modern
Located in Dallas, TX
81062 Midcentury Modern Moroccan Japandi Rug, 08'06 x 10'02. Immerse yourself in the captivating
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Boho-Mid Mod Chevron Haven Moroccan Rug, Bohemian Meets Midcentury Modern
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
space with the "Boho-Mid Mod Chevron Haven Rug" – where Mid-Century Modern sophistication meets Bohemian
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Modern Indian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Boho-Mid Mod Moroccan Chalet Rug, Bohemian Meets Midcentury Modern
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
, Modern Mexican, Artisan, Lodge, Cabin, Rustic, Retro, Art Moderne, International, Nomadic, Mid-Century
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and ...

Materials

Wool

20th Century Dino Gavina Wall Decorative Panel mod. Mandelbrot
By Dino Gavina, Gavina
Located in Turin, Turin
Decorative Panel mod. Mandelbrot, a tribute to the unknown scientist. With silk-screened steel structure and
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Steel

20th Century Tobia Scarpa for Gavina Daybed mod. Vanessa
By Gavina, Tobia Scarpa
Located in Turin, Turin
included in the collections of cultural institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Steel

20th Century Dino Gavina Wall Decorative Pannel mod. Venere
By Simon Gavina Editions, Dino Gavina
Located in Turin, Turin
Wall Decorative Panel mod. Venere, that has a steel structure with silk-screen printing. This one is a
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Steel

20th Century Marcel Breuer for Gavina Desk mod. Canaan
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in Turin, Turin
have been endlessly influential in defining that place we call the modern world. Here we have Desk mod
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Faux Leather, Wood

20th Century Kazuhide Takahama for Gavina Daybed mod. Capocaccia
By Kazuhide Takahama, Gavina
Located in Turin, Turin
of the city airport and all the bus shelters scattered around the city. Here Daybed mod. Capocaccia
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Metal, Brass

Domingos Tótora "Vaso Orgânico Casca mod.05", Brazil 21st century
By Domingos Tótora
Located in Utrecht, NL
This organic sculpture by contemporary artist Domingos Tótora is a visual expression of the artist’s view of design. Tótora creates objects and sculptures where beauty is inseparable...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Vases

Materials

Paper

Boho-Mid Mod Chevron Moroccan Rug, Japandi Bohemian Meets Midcentury Modern
By Berber Tribes of Morocco, (after) Frank Lloyd Wright
Located in Dallas, TX
81082 Organic Modern Zigzag Moroccan Rug, 12'02 x 15'05. Step into a realm where simplicity meets
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and ...

Materials

Wool

20th Century Paolo Venini Table Lamp Mod. 307, 1930
By Paolo Venini
Located in Turin, Turin
important contributor to twentieth century Italian design. In 1921 with Giacomo Cappellin, a native of
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Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Modern Armchair in the Style of Marco Zanuso, Senior Mod, Italy 1960
By Marco Zanuso
Located in Madrid, ES
Italian late-mid-century modern armchair with a curve backrest and curved built-in armrests. It
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Iron

20th Century Ottavio Gigliotti for Gavina Panel mod. Gemmazione continua
By Simon Gavina Editions
Located in Turin, Turin
great passion. Convinced of the need for design that was modern but also rich in poetry, he gradually
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Wood

Sergio Mazza "Delta" Italian Wall Light Sconce for Artemide, 1960s
By Sergio Mazza, Artemide
Located in Roma, IT
. An incredibly elegant and unique wall lamp, perfect for a Mod-Century modern project. DImensions (cm
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal, Steel

Contemporary Modern Italian Coffee Table Mod, "Cosmos" Designed by Superego
By Studio Superego
Located in Madrid, ES
Coffee table designed by Studio Superego, made in black Marquina marble with agates of different colors and with brass legs. Single edition. Agates are natural stones and therefore ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Center Tables

Materials

Agate, Marble, Brass

German Modern White Telephone Mod. Grillo by Zanuso Sapper for Siemens, 1960s
By Marco Zanuso, Siemens, Richard Sapper
Located in MIlano, IT
German Modern white telephone mod. Grillo by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper for Siemens, 1960s
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Desk Sets

Materials

Plastic

Mod Animal Print
By Yargo De Lucca
Located in Surfside, FL
Gezira Center for Modern Art Pushkin Museum Tel Aviv Museum of Art Tate Gallery, London UK Louisiana
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20th Century Animal Prints

Materials

Lithograph

20th Century Carlo Scarpa for Gavina Dining Table mod. Valmarana
By Gavina, Carlo Scarpa
Located in Turin, Turin
historic while simultaneously introducing new and modern design details. In this respect his work is deeply
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Wood

Large Modern Abstract Figure Polished Steel Mod Chrome Sculpture Jack Schuyler
Located in Surfside, FL
great with a mid century modern or even a Memphis Milano aesthetic. From c.2000 (New York city newspaper
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1980s Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Stainless Steel

20th Century Gavina Studio Pair of Leather Chairs mod. Tripolina
By Gavina
Located in Turin, Turin
passion. Convinced of the need for design that was modern but also rich in poetry, he gradually succeeded
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Italian Modern Chaise Lounge Mod. Torso by Paolo Deganello for Cassina, 1980s
By Cassina, Paolo Deganello
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern chaise lounge mod. Torso by Paolo Deganello for Cassina in the 1980s. Torso model
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Metal

20th Century Mackintosh Bowl Mod. Willow Reproduced by Sabattini
By Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Lino Sabattini
Located in Turin, Turin
The original design of this gorgeous Bowl is by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer and painter. He was an exponent of the so-called Glasgow movement, at least th...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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Metal

20th Century Charles O. Perry for Gavina Sculture mod. Dada
By Charles O. Perry, Gavina
Located in Turin, Turin
number of sculptural puzzles for the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian Institution. Here sculture
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

20th Century Carlo Scarpa Set of Six Chairs mod. Kentucky
By Carlo Scarpa, Bernini
Located in Turin, Turin
historic while simultaneously introducing new and modern design details. In this respect his work is deeply
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Wood

Mid-Century MOD Jean Maneval Inspired Desk with Rolling Storage
By Jean Maneval
Located in Los Angeles, CA
MOD Jean Maneval inspired white laminate desk with a two drawer rolling storage cabinet. In
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Fiberglass

20th Century Kazuhide Takahama for Gavina floor lamp mod. Totem
By Kazuhide Takahama, Gavina
Located in Turin, Turin
of the city airport and all the bus shelters scattered around the city. Here Floor Lamp mod. Totem
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Stone, Metal, Steel

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  • 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 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 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 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 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 ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, the tulip table is considered a mid-century modern design. This table shape has become an iconic statement of the era with a simple sculptural attitude and a practical nature. The first tulip table was created by Eero Saarinen, a noted Finnish designer who was a leader in mid-century modern home decor. Shop a collection of Saarinen furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 15, 2019

    Art Deco is not mid-century modern. Art Deco began just before World War I and was inspired by cubism. Mid-century modernism first appeared in 1945 and merged a minimalist aesthetic with practicality.

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Mid-century modern furniture combines sleek lines with organic shapes.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Wassily chairs are indeed considered mid-century modern. Although the chair was initially designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925, it was re-released in the 1960s. Shop a collection of mid-century modern goods from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    There is no single color wood that is mid-century modern. Designers working in the style employed a variety of finishes, though purplish reds, mid-yellows, light browns and medium dark browns were among the most commonly used. Teak wood was an especially popular material, not only due to its warm medium hue but also due to its strength and the beauty of its natural grain. Shop a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Mid-century modern furniture is so popular largely because its characteristics align well with the trends and tastes that are dominant today. Many people love its simple look defined by clean lines, and the use of natural materials also adds to its popularity. In addition, designers created mid-century modern furniture to be as functional as it is visually appealing, making pieces executed in the style simple, convenient and comfortable to use. Find a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Mid-century home decor is characterized by clean lines, geometric shapes and materials like wood and tweed.

  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    Some iconic chairs from the mid-century modern era include the Egg chair by Arne Jacobson, the La Chaise by Charles and Ray Eames and the Womb chair by Eero Saarinen. With their clean lines, organic shapes and simple details, these chairs reflect some of the key features of the style. Shop a variety of mid-century modern chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Some of the most famous mid-century modern furniture designers were Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Paul Evans, Poul Kjærholm, Florence Knoll, George Nakashima, Giò Ponti, Hans Wegner, Charlotte Perriand, Sergio Rodrigues and Eero Saarinen.

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019
    The defining characteristics of mid-century modern furniture design include simplicity, an emphasis on organic forms, clean lines and a mix of both natural and man-made materials. The mid-century modern style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is used to describe the work of furniture designers who believed that good design was an essential part of good living. Both neutral tones and bold Pop art colors can typically be found in mid-century modern interiors, which usually include light-filled spaces. An integration of floor-to-ceiling windows and abundant access to the outdoors renders prominent a connection with nature, which owes in part to the ideas of celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright, an inspiration for mid-century furniture designers. Popular mid-century modern designers include Ray and Charles Eames, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and others. Find vintage mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    There are many colors available for painting a mid-century modern home and it is a matter of preference. You can choose from a range of colors that are closely associated with mid-century modernism — popular pairings include orange and brown or chartreuse and gray, for example. Find a wide variety of mid-century modern furniture, decorative pieces, serveware and lighting on 1stDibs today.

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The 21 Most Popular Mid-Century Modern Chairs

You know the designs, now get the stories about how they came to be.

Iconic Furniture Makes This 1958 Midwestern Home a True Mid-Century Gem

Designer Susan Yeley turned to 1stDibs to outfit an Indiana home with standout pieces that complement its modernist style.

The Ultimate Guide to Types of Tables for the Home

Whether you’re just moving in or ready to give your home a makeover, our guide will give you pointers on tables that are fitting for every room, nook and hallway.

Why Is Italy Such a Hotbed of Cool Design?

Patrizio Chiarparini of Brooklyn’s Duplex gallery sheds light on the lasting legacy of Italy’s postwar furniture boom.

Welcome Back to Designer Russel Wright’s Mid-Century Hudson Valley Home

The industrial designer was known for his sleek, modern dinnerware, but his 1961 house and the landscape around it may be his most astonishing creation.

Cara Greenberg Wrote the Book on Mid-Century Modern Furniture. Here Are Her Auction Finds

The author and design expert was among the first to define the style and coined its alliterative name. She shares her favorite pieces on 1stDibs Auctions — including some steals.

Jochum Rodgers Has Long Brought the Best of 20th-Century Design to Berlin and Beyond

Opened by Hans-Peter Jochum some 40 years ago, the pioneering gallery specializes in mid-century gems but also spotlights contemporary pieces by European artists and makers.

A Guide to Herman Miller’s Most Iconic Furniture

The prolific manufacturer has partnered with many of the world’s top designers since opening its doors in 1923. Here are some of the company’s greatest hits, which helped transform the American home and office.