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These Are the Mid-century Modern Pieces That Actually Matter

Today we would like to introduce you mid-century modern pieces  that actually matter.

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Eero Saarinen’s fire-red Womb chair will add a retro style. Designed nearly 70 years ago by the Finnish-American architect, the iconic chair is as popular today as it was when he created it in post-World War II America. Saarinen’s Womb chair is a standout among many classic designs from that era, when factories regrouped to fill needs at home.

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People needed things both beautiful and functional. At the time, it was simply called modern design, with clean lines and bold pops of color that helped the design world at large take a giant step forward. Today we call it midcentury modern, or classic modern design. And it’s more mainstream than ever, as millennials and baby boomers alike embrace its minimalist style.

And what about Ludwig Mies van der Rohe? A pioneer of modernist architecture and designer of the still-popular Barcelona chair, his many famous works include two buildings he designed for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – Cullinan Hall and the Brown Pavilion.

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Florence Knoll: An architect, she and her husband, Hans Knoll, grew their furniture-manufacturing company into a center for style and design. She’s known for designing buildings and office interiors, but she also designed a number of tables, desks, chairs and other pieces.

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Charles and Ray Eames: This married couple collaborated on a significant number of design projects using molded plywood and leather, but their best-known work is their Eames lounge and ottoman, which are still popular in homes and offices today.

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George Nakashima: A Japanese-American, Nakashima was known as a woodworker and one of the fathers of the American craft movement. He designed furniture for Knoll and is known for his butterfly joints, bookmatched wood and free-edge pieces that are still highly collectible.

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