While it first came to life in post-war America, mid-century modern design remains as popular as ever, and that doesn't look set to change anytime soon. It's not hard to see why: characterised by clean lines, creative combinations of materials and an inherent sense of purpose, mid-century modern furniture offers the ultimate fusion of form and function.
Whether you're looking to recreate the set of Mad Men or simply want to inject your interiors with some '50s-style features, Swoon has you sorted. The British furniture brand offers an array of beautifully made pieces that showcase the best of mid-century modern design, harnessing qualities like geometric patterns, bold colours and a whole lot of warm wood. Scroll on for five of our favourite mid-century modern furniture designs from Swoon.
Bring a touch of mid-century modern style to your movie nights, with Swoon's handcrafted acacia wood TV stand. The textured facade and slim, tapered legs channel a distinctive '50s look, with a hypnotic geometric tessellation that's guaranteed to make a statement. Pair it with a geometric rug to really amp up the retro appeal.
With its clean weathered oak frame and soft, feather-filled back cushion, this armchair offers equal parts style and comfort, making it a gorgeous focal point for any room and the perfect chair to sink into after a long day. Choose from an array of beautiful fabrics in various hues – from soft wool to deep pile velvet.
Bid farewell to boring bookshelves: the ultra-unique Norrebro shelving unit is a complete game changer. Not only is it extremely efficient and functional (check out that storage capacity!) but it's a treat to look at, too. Oscillating tiles of timber create a mesmerising zigzag graphic patterning on its facade and skinny steel legs serve to enhance the mid century modern aesthetic.
Time to upgrade your home office? Start with this sleek and sophisticated mango wood desk, which is understated yet impactful. Team it with other mid-century modern furniture or bring it into the 21st century with the addition of contemporary pieces – think minimalist art and a statement-making desk lamp.
Inspired by the opulent casino lounges of 1950s Las Vegas, the Porto sofa will bring just the right amount of mid-century glamour to your living room. Retro-style details like bolster cushions, buttoned back and brass-capped legs are what make it. Go bold with gem tones in plush velvet or keep things soft and minimalist with neutral hues in wool.
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