IN PART THREE OF OUR DECORATING SERIES WE EXPLORE MID-CENTURY MODERN, WHOSE VINTAGE, DESIGN-LED VIBE IS PLAYING BIG IN INTERIORS RIGHT NOW
The nostalgia-inspiring sets of Mad Men might have brought the phrase ‘mid-century modern’ back into the common vernacular, but in truth, this is an interior style that never completely fell out of fashion. One of its hallmarks – and the reason for its enduring appeal – is its focus on functionality. “The principle behind many of the iconic mid-century furniture designs was ‘form follows function’, which simply means that the furniture was designed for its purpose without unnecessary features,” says Diana Ribarevski of Coco Republic. Best of all, the era’s natural materials and organic, sculptural forms are completely compatible with almost any contemporary home. Groovy, baby.