Mid-century modern furniture is a popular trend, but what does it actually mean? It can be a bit vague at times, referring to the era in the middle of the 20th century roughly between the middle of the 1930s and the 1960s.
While there were many smaller design trends and evolutions during that time, the mid-century era is widely regarded as a huge turning point in architecture and design that originated in North America.
The post-World War II period meant a new era of prosperity for America and designers began to embrace modern methods being adopted throughout Europe and South American. New trends were forged that did away with elaborate designs and paved the way for sleek, elegant and simple lines to become more the rage.
Entire cities were transformed into modern centrepieces, with places like Palm Springs in California remaining shining beacons for mid-century design to this very day. Classic and traditional designs were not going to match this new wave of architecture and so new designers began bringing the same sense of simplicity and minimalism to modern concepts which quickly took the US by storm.
This quickly spread through the rest of the world as contemporary trends were embraced by people and cultures from all parts of the globe. This style is still highly favoured and these mid-century furniture remains a brilliant matchup across Brisbane and Australian homes.
The Eureka Street mid-century furniture collection embodies everything that made this era a classic, with clean lines and simplicity, drawing inspiration from the greatest proponents of the furniture revolution including:
Hans Wegner: This Danish designer started out making shoes before taking the world by storm with his cabinetmaking before branching out into new-world design. He is widely regarded as one of the premier furniture designers of the 20th century through his creativity and designs that broke new ground at the time.
Pierre Jeanneret: This Swiss architect collaborated with his cousin Le Corbusier for nearly three decades and had some truly massive achievements. They broke new ground in India with Le Corbusier playing a pivotal role in most of the architecture in the creation of the city of Chandigarh while Jeanneret was the genius behind the new designs for the purpose-built capital of Punjab and Haryana. He pioneered the blend of teak and cane style furniture and while his designs have been popular for decades, they have become especially popular in recent years.
Browse our range today which include the classic sofa and seat combinations that were made famous from the era, dining and outdoor seating, cabinets, dining tables and much more.