Moderntimes Mid-century style lives on
THE hit TV series Mad Men may be well and truly over but the interior design style it championed, mid-century modern, is anything but.
“We don’t see its current popularity slowing down any time soon,” says Michael Josephson, director of The Modern Furniture Store. “The design style is simple and functional.”
The design style mid-century modern is used to describe an aesthetic from the 50s, 60s and 70s that emphasised function over decoration and celebrated clean lines and easy-touse designs.
Its ongoing popularity comes down to how well it melds with today’s attitudes, which value simplicity, practicality and integrity of materials. The growing importance of sustainability has also seen many people reject the throwaway flatpack culture.
Part of its success also comes down to its versatility and how harmoniously it works with other design styles, says Josephson.
“Mid-century modern suits any size or style home, from a slick, urban environment to a more relaxed beachside setting.”
And unlike minimalist driven styles its liberal use of colour and pattern gives homeowners the freedom to express their personality.
›› Sputnik chandelier
›› Egg or wishbone chair
›› Low-slung sideboard
›› Arco lamp
›› Nesting tables
›› Starburst clock
›› Bar cart
Mid-century modern styles from The Modern Furniture Store.