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Bamboo Rattan Mid Century Modern Vintage Wall Mirror 1970s France
Located in Vienna, AT
Bamboo Rattan Mid Century Modern vintage wall mirror designed 1970s France. Beautiful shaped
Category

Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

Materials

Rattan, Mirror

Pair of Vintage Italian Rattan Mid-Century Modern Bar Stools
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Pair of beautiful rattan bar stools produced in Italy in the 1960s. Very good condition, one low
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Bamboo and Rattan Mid-Century Modern Children's Rocking Chair, 1970s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
1970s. Executed in bamboo and rattan. This wonderful Mid-Century Modern children's rocking chair is in
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan

After Charlotte Perriand N.19 Chair, Wood Rattan, Mid-Century Modern
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
. Wood and rattan. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving
Category

Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Rattan, Wood

Iron and Rattan Mid-Century Modern French Magazine Holder, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Magazine holder manufactured in black lacquered iron and rattan. By unknown designer
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets

Materials

Iron

Set of 6 Stendig Beechwood and Rattan Mid Century Modern Armchair Dining Chairs
By Stendig Co.
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A set of 6 Stendig armchairs. A lovely set of mid century modern dining chairs featuring a
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Rattan

Rattan Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair by Dirk van Sliedregt for Rohe, 1950s
By Dirk Van Sliedregt, Rohe Noordwolde
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Amazing and rare Mid-Century Modern lounge chair. Design by Dirk van Sliedregt for Rohe Noordwolde
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of Six After Charlotte Perriand N.19 Chairs, Wood Rattan, Mid-Century Modern
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
, preserving a beautiful patina. Materials: wood and rattan.
Category

Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Rattan, Wood

Set of 6 After Charlotte Perriand n.19 Chairs, Wood Rattan, Mid-Century Modern
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed in the style of Charlotte Perriand, made by unknown manufacturer. Wood and rattan
Category

Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Rattan, Wood

Handsome Mid-Century Modern Bamboo & Rattan Bar Cart
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Stunning bamboo and rattan Mid-Century Modern bar cart having two raffia shelves with fitted glass
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Vintage 1970s Philippine Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Bamboo, Raffia, Rattan

Bamboo Rattan End Side Table or Nightstand
Located in Barcelona, ES
Handcrafted bamboo and rattan Mid-Century Modern table with rattan adorned shelf and glass top
Category

20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan, Glass

  • Bamboo Rattan End Side Table or Nightstand
  • Bamboo Rattan End Side Table or Nightstand
  • Bamboo Rattan End Side Table or Nightstand
  • Bamboo Rattan End Side Table or Nightstand
H 26.38 in W 16.15 in D 13.39 in
Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs in Bamboo and Rattan - Set of 8
Located in Bridgeport, CT
" / Back height: 21.6" Set of 8 Italian Bamboo Rattan Mid Century Modern high back dining chairs. Gorgeous
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Mid-Century Sofa by Superior Reed & Rattan
By Superior Reed & Rattan Furniture Co. Inc. 1
Located in West Chester, PA
Bamboo sofa by Superior Reed & Rattan Furniture Co. Inc of NYC. Frame in the original finish with
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Rattan

Mid-Century Lounge Chairs by Superior Reed & Rattan
By Superior Reed & Rattan Furniture Co. Inc. 1
Located in West Chester, PA
Pair of rattan lounge chairs by Superior Reed & Rattan Furniture Co. Inc of NYC. Frames in the
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Rattan

Pair of Vintage Vogue Rattan Olive Green Bamboo and Rattan Benches Stools 1970
By Vogue Rattan
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of vintage olive green bamboo and rattan stools or benches made by Vogue Rattan. Original
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Rattan and Glass End Table
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Rattan and Glass End Table
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

Materials

Rattan, Glass

  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan and Glass End Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan and Glass End Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan and Glass End Table
  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan and Glass End Table
H 21.66 in W 17.72 in D 13.78 in
Mid-Century Modern Pair of White Scoop Rattan Chairs
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A Mid-Century Modern pair of scoop rattan chairs. A very chic set of chairs. These chairs are made
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Rattan

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rattan Desk or Table
Located in Sheffield, MA
Mid-century 1950's French bamboo desk or dining table. Wicker, rattan, faux bamboo.
Category

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

Materials

Rattan

Rattan Round Mirror Mid Century Modern
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Rattan and whiker round mirrir Mid 29bth Century
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Other Sunburst Mirrors

Materials

Rattan, Mirror

Mid-20th Century Italian Organic Modern Rattan Sofa
Located in Stamford, CT
A midcentury, possibly Italian organic modern sofa in handcrafted rattan. Strong and sturdy woven
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Organic Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Rattan, Wood, Bamboo

Mid-Century Modern Stylized Rattan Rocking Horse
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern stylized rattan rocking horse in lovely condition, keeping in mind
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Toys and Dolls

Materials

Rattan

Rattan wall light mid century modern
Located in Oxford, GB
Mid- century modern wall mounted lamp with a rattan shade sculptured piece perfectly suited for the
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Early 2000s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Rattan

Mid century modern rattan wall lamp
Located in Oxford, GB
Mid century modern wall scones, This charming Organic rattan wall mounted sconce lamp is designed
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Early 2000s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Rattan

  • Mid century modern rattan wall lamp
  • Mid century modern rattan wall lamp
  • Mid century modern rattan wall lamp
  • Mid century modern rattan wall lamp
H 7.49 in W 5.91 in D 5.91 in
Mid-Century Modern Donghia Rattan Cane Jeanerret Style Chair
By Donghia
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A Donghia rattan cane Jeanerret style chair. This unique accent chair has an incredible silhouette
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Rattan Lounge Chair, 1960s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Amazing and rare Mid-Century Modern lounge chair. Design in the style of Franco Albini. Striking
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rattan

  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Lounge Chair, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Lounge Chair, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Lounge Chair, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Lounge Chair, 1960s
H 40.16 in W 24.81 in D 22.45 in
Rattan Wall Coat Hook Mid -Century Modern
Located in Oxford, GB
This elegant Triangle Shaped Rattan Wall Hook is the perfect addition to any room. Its mid-century
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Early 2000s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

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Rattan

  • Rattan Wall Coat Hook Mid -Century Modern
  • Rattan Wall Coat Hook Mid -Century Modern
  • Rattan Wall Coat Hook Mid -Century Modern
  • Rattan Wall Coat Hook Mid -Century Modern
H 5.12 in W 10.63 in D 2.76 in
Mid-Century Modern Rattan Stool, Italy 1950s
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Mid-Century Modern Rattan Stool, Italy 1950s
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan

  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Stool, Italy 1950s
  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Stool, Italy 1950s
  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Stool, Italy 1950s
  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Stool, Italy 1950s
H 18.12 in W 18.51 in D 15.75 in
Mid-Century Modern Rattan Wall Mirror
Located in Barcelona, ES
A lovely handcrafted bamboo and rattan mirror with squared /rhombus shape and a highly decorative
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

Materials

Bamboo, Cane, Rattan, Mirror

  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Wall Mirror
  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Wall Mirror
  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Wall Mirror
  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Wall Mirror
H 26.78 in W 26.78 in D 1.19 in
Custom Mid-Century Modern Style Rattan Bench
Located in Brooklyn, NY
CF signature, Mid-Century Modern style, bench features a solid walnut and ashwood frame with
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Rattan, Ash, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Rattan Mirror, Italy, 1950s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Rattan mirror, Italy, 1950s.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

Materials

Rattan

  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Mirror, Italy, 1950s
  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Mirror, Italy, 1950s
  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Mirror, Italy, 1950s
  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Mirror, Italy, 1950s
H 30.32 in W 23.23 in D 1.58 in
Mid-Century Modern Rattan Armchair, Orignal Fabric, Italy
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Rattan armchair, orignal fabric, Italy.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Rattan

Mid Century Italian Organic Modern Bamboo Rattan Sofa Settee
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Grand Mid-Century Modern Italian bamboo rattan sofa made in the style and manner of Vivai Del Sud
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan, Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Rattan Table Lamp, Italy, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Rattan Table Lamp, Italy, 1970s
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Rattan

Rattan Cart Bar, Mid-Century Modern 1950s
By Thonet
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Mid-Century Modern rattan cart bar, 1950s. Cart bar, drink or tee cart This Cart bar is ideal
Category

Vintage 1950s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Rattan

  •  Rattan Cart Bar, Mid-Century Modern 1950s
  •  Rattan Cart Bar, Mid-Century Modern 1950s
  •  Rattan Cart Bar, Mid-Century Modern 1950s
  •  Rattan Cart Bar, Mid-Century Modern 1950s
H 29.92 in W 32.28 in D 18.89 in
Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Rattan Lounge Chair
By Franco Albini
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous sculptural rattan chaise lounge chair attributed to Franco Albini. Rattan is tightly woven
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

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Brass, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Rattan Wall Brackets a Pair
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome pair of mid-century modern rattan wall brackets with wood mounts and brass plated hooks
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall Brackets

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Oval Rattan Coat Rack, 1960s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Oval Rattan Coat Rack, 1960s
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

Materials

Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Rattan Basket, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern rattan large basket. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets

Materials

Rattan

  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Basket, circa 1960
  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Basket, circa 1960
  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Basket, circa 1960
  • Mid-Century Modern Rattan Basket, circa 1960
H 14.57 in W 20.48 in D 13.78 in
Rattan Pencil Reed Desk Organizer Mid Century Modern
Located in Oxford, GB
This elegant mid century modern rattan pencil reed desk organizer features a beautiful texture and
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Desk Sets

Materials

Rattan

Spiral Rattan Sconce Lamp Mid century Modern
Located in Oxford, GB
This charming Organic rattan wall mounted sconce lamp is designed to bring a touch of mid-century
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1990s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Rattan

  • Spiral Rattan Sconce Lamp Mid century Modern
  • Spiral Rattan Sconce Lamp Mid century Modern
  • Spiral Rattan Sconce Lamp Mid century Modern
  • Spiral Rattan Sconce Lamp Mid century Modern
H 13.78 in W 5.12 in D 5.91 in
Mid-Century Modern Italian Bamboo and Rattan Armchair
By Franco Albini
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian bamboo and rattan armchair in the style of Franco Albini. 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan

Mid Century Modern Rattan Valet Stand. Circa 1960s
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Mid Century Modern Rattan Valet Stand. Circa 1960s Features a clean lines design and the
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

Materials

Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Rattan Bar Stools, Italy, 1960s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern rattan bar stools, Italy, 1960s
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Rattan Shelves, 1960s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Pair of Rattan Shelves, 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Rattan

  • Mid-Century Modern Pair of Rattan Shelves, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Modern Pair of Rattan Shelves, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Modern Pair of Rattan Shelves, 1960s
  • Mid-Century Modern Pair of Rattan Shelves, 1960s
H 16.93 in W 16.15 in D 12.21 in
Rattan Italian Mid-Century Modern Club Chair, 1960s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Amazing and rare Mid-Century Modern club chair. Striking Italian design from the 1960s. Original
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan

Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern Rattan Chairs, 1960s
Located in Brussels, BE
Set of 4 Mid-Century Modern Rattan Chairs, 1960s
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Rattan

Century Chinoserie Rattan Wood Monumental Coffee Table
By Century Furniture
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
delightful mid century design, assuring a striking proportioned profile view from all angles. The details on
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21st Century and Contemporary American Chinoiserie Coffee and Cocktail T...

Materials

Rattan, Wood

Mid-Century Italian Organic Modern Bamboo Rattan Settee Loveseat
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Charming mid-century Italian organic modern settee or loveseat hand-crafted from bamboo and rattan
Category

20th Century Italian Organic Modern Settees

Materials

Fabric, Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Style Rattan Lounge Chair
Located in Oxford, GB
Bentwood rattan on a metal frame lounge chair style mid century influenced lacquer finish
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Philippine Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

  • Mid-Century Modern Style Rattan Lounge Chair
  • Mid-Century Modern Style Rattan Lounge Chair
  • Mid-Century Modern Style Rattan Lounge Chair
  • Mid-Century Modern Style Rattan Lounge Chair
H 36.23 in W 30.32 in D 39.38 in
Large Mid-Century Modern Rattan Sectional or Sofas
Located in Sheffield, MA
. The large 7 piece wicker / rattan seating ensemble consisting of 8 separate pieces -- 4 corners and 3
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Rattan

Mid Century Modern Italian Vintage Rattan Club Chair 1950s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Mid Century Modern Italian Vintage Rattan Club Chair from the 1950s is a stylish seating piece
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Rattan Armchairs, New Upholstery
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern pair of rattan armchairs, new upholstery.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Rattan

Carminati Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Rattan Italian Armchairs
By Lio Carminati
Located in Madrid, ES
Mid-Century Modern armchairs designed by Carminati. Structure handmade of bamboo and rattan, Italy
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan

Carminati Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Rattan Italian Armchair
By Lio Carminati
Located in Madrid, ES
Mid-Century Modern armchair designed by Carminati. Structure handmade of bamboo and rattan, Italy
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan

Large Mid-Century Modern Rattan Sectional or Sofas
Located in Sheffield, MA
. The large 7 piece wicker / rattan seating ensemble consisting of 8 separate pieces -- 4 corners and 3
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Rattan

Beautiful Mid-Century Modern Rattan Wrapped Shelf
Located in Miami, FL
Great shelf with glass inserts.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Rattan Armchairs, Italy, 1960s
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Rattan armchairs, 1960s.
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Rattan

Mid Century Modern Organic Vintage Rattan Duo Rattan Hooks Circular 1960s Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern organic pair of vintage rattan coat hooks circular like in brown color Italy
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

Materials

Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Rattan Seating Set, Italy, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Rattan Seating Set, Italy,1970s
Category

Vintage 1970s Living Room Sets

Materials

Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Rattan Rustic Basket, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Mid-Century Modern Rattan Large Basket. In original condition with minor wear consistent of age
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Baskets

Materials

Rattan

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Rattan Mid Century Modern For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic rattan mid century modern available at 1stDibs. A rattan mid century modern — often made from natural fiber, rattan and bamboo — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a rattan mid century modern, we have 4455 options in-stock, while there are 205 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a rattan mid century modern — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A rattan mid century modern, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made rattan mid century modern has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Rohe Noordwolde, Dirk Van Sliedregt and Franco Albini are consistently popular.

How Much is a Rattan Mid Century Modern?

The average selling price for a rattan mid century modern at 1stDibs is $1,800, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $150,000 for the highest priced.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

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

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

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

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

Questions About Rattan Mid Century Modern
  • 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 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
    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 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 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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