The Universal Appeal of Mid-Century Modern Furniture
Mid-Century Modern Furniture and Reasons Why It Retains Its Popularity Today
In a dictionary, the word ‘modern’ is often defined as relating to or characteristic of current or recent time; in some cases, that definition might be expanded to include a reference to something that is up-to-date or fashionable in nature compared to antiquated or obsolete. For the most part then, when people hear or read the term ‘modern’, they may immediately think of the present as opposed to the past or the future.
From the perspective of furniture styles, however, this description of modern is not entirely accurate. Modern furniture includes any pieces produced from the late 19th century to the present day that are a departure from (or the rejection of) traditionally-accepted types of furniture from preceding eras; that earlier furniture was constructed of heavier/darker wood and typically had very elaborate designs, whereas modern furniture places an emphasis on:
Since the delineation of time for the modern furniture era encompasses well over 100 years, including the entire 20th century, it is generally accepted that any reference to mid-century modern furniture applies specifically to those designs that prevailed from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s. Why this segmentation? Because one of the most striking and recognizable features of the furniture style from these particular years was its full integration of form and function; in fact, this mid-century modern design theme still retains considerable appeal and remains widely popular today.
There are several reasons why mid-century modern furniture holds such universal attraction today. Much like mid-century modern architecture and graphic design, a principal theme for this furniture style is its clean lines; other defining characteristics include its limited colours (black, white, and neutral) and few accessories.
Furthermore, high-end furniture retailers, like the specialists from the Carrocel fine furniture store located near Yorkdale Mall in Toronto, will attest that factors such as the following are helping to keep mid-century modern furniture and décor in vogue today:
- This furniture is well-designed
- There is a timelessness to its look
- It possesses a perpetually modern quality
- It fits well with contemporary homes and décor
- Many pieces have yet to be bettered or improved
- The designs suit today’s urban living (condos, townhomes)
- Its era has a direct connection to the baby boomer generation
- Original mid-century pieces are in high demand by many collectors
Despite its enduring popularity, mid-century modern furniture remains an affordable option for both homes and businesses today, while it has also proven to retain its value over time.
An Exceptional Collection of Mid-Century Modern Furniture for Your Home or Office
The 20,000 square-foot Carrocel furniture showroom, at 245 Bridgeland Avenue in Toronto, includes an exceptional collection of mid-century modern furniture for homes and offices, all on the floor in full-scale displays. Visitors to the showroom can appreciate and compare this exquisite inventory which includes but is not limited to:
- Sofas and Chairs
- Dining Tables and Sets
- Bedroom Sets and Pieces
- Office Desks and Shelf Units
- Lighting and Other Accessories
Examples of the vast array of the mid-century modern furniture currently on display in the Carrocel showroom include:
Mid-Century Modern Chairs:
- Mid Century Modern Chrome Side Chair
- Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sled Armchairs
- Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Chrome Accent Chairs
- Set of 4 – Mid Century Modern Waterfall Lucite Lounge Chairs
- Set of Eight Mid Century Modern Barrel Back Chrome and Vinyl Chairs
Mid-Century Modern Dining Tables and Furniture:
- Set of 6 Mid Century Modern Dining Chairs
- Mid Century Modern Chrome Serving Cart
- French Mid Century Modern Rosewood Wall Unit
Mid-Century Modern Office Desks and Furniture:
- Vintage Mid Century Sofa
- Carrocel Custom Floating Top Mid Century Executive Desk
- Mid Century Modern Brushed Nickel Etagere with Smoked Glass Shelves
To view more of the mid-century modern furniture and décor featured in the Carrocel fine showroom.
Mid-century modern furniture integrates form and function while adding a timeless quality to the interior design of your home décor. Call the fine furniture specialists from Carrocel today at 416-999-2525 or contact us to request a complimentary consultation. You are also welcome to browse our exquisite collection of mid-century modern furniture and décor by visiting our showroom, located near Yorkdale Mall in Toronto, at your convenience.