Midcentury Modern Furniture – Mid-century furniture is a term generally applied to a style of furniture developed in the early 20th century, but which was adapted and gained worldwide attention after World War II. Also known as modern furniture, the most celebrated of mid-century furniture styles was a simple design option known as modern Danish. Although the popularity of this design declined considerably after the 1960’s, modern mid-century furniture is still available today.
Using bleached plywood and other wooden elements, Aalto created sofas and chairs with relatively simple lines that were the opposite of the heavy, dark and carved furniture common to the day. The new designs of midcentury modern furniture make use of any type of wood and other available products. As a result of this thrifty use of several elements was the creation of mid-century furniture design that would come to be known as modern Danish.
The clean lines of this midcentury modern furniture were created using various types of wood. Oak, birch and even teak furniture have been created in this style. The general coloration remained bleached or blond, establishing a clear distinction between the dark common forests before the war. During the decades of modern furniture especially Danish and Swedish in the 1950th and 1960th century, mid-century furniture designs became all the rage among people who wanted to be at the forefront of new decoration trends.