Please select a page for the Contact Slideout in Theme Options > Header Options

Shop – All Items

Filters

Showing 1-30 of 119 products

View 30/60/All

Departments

Price Filter

1-30 of 119 products

About Mid-Century

At the start of any interior design project, you wonder what style should I choose? what style do I like? what style will look good in that space? what style will I feel comfortable with? Whether you’re decorating a single room or a whole house, a bungalow or a mansion the style will change dependant on the existing space and what is appropriate for it. The following list of interior design styles is not a definitive list but rather a selection of some of the most common or popular interior design styles, more styles exist and more are being created all the time. You should use this list to gain a basic understanding of common interior design styles and what is involved in each of them, how they differ and how to create them. Mid-Century modern style reappeared on our radar screens more than a decade ago, but the wildly popular show Mad Men has pushed it even farther into the limelight. Just as the name implies, it spanned a period of roughly two and a half decades in the middle of the 20th century, from the mid-1940s to 1970. Its uncomplicated, fresh aesthetic arose from a desire to propel postwar America into the modern era and recast design through a bold new lens. Mid-Century modern’s emphasis on pared-down forms, contemporary patterns, natural materials and a seamless flow between indoors and out create a medley of functional comfort and chic style. The look bridges the organic and the man-made, with one foot in the natural world and the other in brave new territory that still has the power to surprise us today. Mid-Century style is unique in that it’s largely driven by innovative mass-produced furniture and accents. Perhaps no other period produced the same volume of household-name artists and designers as this era: George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen and dozens more. Their singular furnishings and accents drive and define the look, from Marshmallow sofas to sculptural Egg and Womb chairs. (source: onlinedesignteacher.com & houzz.com)

  • Very rare Siemens hair dryer made in the 1930s
    Very rare Siemens hair dryer made in the 1930s

    Very rare Siemens hair dryer made in the 1930s

    , ,
    Chrome hair dryer in Bauhaus style of the former Siemens Schuckert Werke who took over the Protos company in 1908. The hair dryer has a hot and a cold setting and different fan levels which can be selected with the bakelite switch. The machine is in full working order. Marked on the handle: EDU III - hand imprinted number 045 - triangle VDE - 220 V - 540 W.
    175 
  • Set of 4 "MR" armchairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
    Set of 4 "MR" armchairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

    Set of 4 “MR” armchairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

    ,
    Set of 4 "MR" armchairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The armchairs are made of tubular steel and black natural leather and are preserved in a very good shape. The architect and designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is one of the best-known exponents of International Style modernism. His "less-is-more" philosophy has become a catchphrase for much twentieth-century design, though a preference for luxurious and costly materials often underscores the deceptive simplicity of his elegant and refined designs. Mies van der Rohe was the last director of the Bauhaus design school in Dessau, from 1930 until its closing in 1932. In 1938 he left Germany for America, where he headed the architecture department at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The graceful, elegant, and beautifully proportioned "MR" armchair, developed from a 1924 design for a cantilevered chair by Mart Stam, was introduced by Mies van der Rohe at the 1927 Stuttgart exhibition and has remained in production ever since. The chair’s cantilevered design uses tubular steel, then a technological novelty, to create an intuitively accessible and ergonomic seat. (When asked why he created chairs with generously sized seats, Mies van der Rohe allegedly replied that he designs chairs he’d be most comfortable sitting in.) The MR Armchair is perfectly balanced, featuring the material innovation and lack of ornamentation that epitomize the International Style. It was awarded the Museum of Modern Art Award in 1977 and the Design Center Stuttgart Award in 1978. In 1968 the Knoll group took the license to manufacture these chairs but both before 1968 and afterwards many factories have in fact produced these iconic pieces.
    1.000 
  • Spectacular coffee table made of marble and stainless steel

    Spectacular coffee table made of marble and stainless steel

    ,
    Spectacular coffee table made in Germany, in the 1970s. The top of the table - made of  Green Alps marble - has a quite impressive diameter (98 cm) and is in perfect shape. It's exquisite color (green with black swirls and veins) is placed in a remarkable dialogue with the coldness and the sobriety of the structure, made of well-polished stainless steel. The legs of the table, resembling the fins of a space-rocket, are consistent with Atomic/Space Age design shapes and lines This is special, stylish, well preserved piece of furniture that can accommodate any contemporary interior, be it minimalist, modern or industrial. The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events. The Space Age is generally considered to have begun with Sputnik (1957). During the 1950s, architecture, furniture, interior design, cars, and gadget design took on a curiously spaceflight-inspired aesthetic.
    1.500 
  • Set of 4 Wiesner-Hager chairs, Austria, 1970s
    Set of 4 Wiesner Hager chairs, Austria, 1970s

    Set of 4 Wiesner-Hager chairs made in Austria in the 1970s

    ,
    Very well preserved set of 4 Wiesner Hager chairs made in Austria in the 1970s. Plywood with cherry wood veneer and a tubular steel cantileverd structure. They have the original fabric upholstery. The chairs have an ergonomic shape, featuring organic, curved lines, but an overall industrial design look, being that kind of furniture items that are as much about function as style. Wiesner-Hager was founded by Josef Wiesner as a carpentry business in 1849. In the year 1921 Rudolf Wiesner and Sebastian Hager took over their father’s business, which was at that time purely a carpentry and construction company. With the restructuring of part of the construction business into a furniture manufacture the two lay the cornerstone for a second branch of the business. Now, due to major changes in the working world and the enormous upheavals in the office and properties branch, the furniture offering has been expanded since the noughties to include the services of office consulting and interior design: Concept orientation has become a key success factor. With an export quota of 50% Wiesner-Hager is currently one of the most renowned companies in the furniture branch in Europe.
    400 
  • Space Age armchair made in Denmark
    Space Age armchair made in Denmark

    Space Age armchair made in Denmark

    ,
    Beautiful Space Age armchair made in Denmark in the 1950s. The piece is made of solid wood with natural cherry veneer treated with wax. The shape features the iconic Space Age design lines. The curved wood armrests, the oblique seat and the flattered legs are stylized in a manner specific to some of the best-known designers of that period, Charles and Ray Eames. The velour upholstery is typical for the 1950s and is attached to metallic targets. The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events. The Space Age is generally considered to have begun with Sputnik (1957). During the 1950s, architecture, furniture, interior design, cars, and gadget design took on a curiously spaceflight-inspired aesthetic.
    300 
  • Very rare stoneware table lamp made by Joseph Simon for Soholm Stentoj
    Very rare stoneware table lamp made by Josef Simon for Soholm Stentoj

    Very rare stoneware table lamp handmade by Joseph Simon for Soholm Stentoj

    ,
    Very rare stoneware table lamp designed and handmade by Josef Simon for Søholm Stentøj, Denmark, in the 1960s. The body, made of glazed ceramic, is remarkable due to its exquisite circular decoration in colors that speaks about earth, sand and sky. The lamp is signed on the bottom, "Simon", has the Søholm Stentøj mark, the production number and also a "handmade" stamp, not to mention that Søholm Stentøj is not a lights factory but a ceramic art studio that values ​​the design and quality. The lamp is in very good condition. An extremely rare and refined piece of Danish Modern design. Denmark has a rich tradition of producing Fine ceramics and original pottery dating back several hundred years and one of the greatest was Søholm. Søholm was founded in 1835 and is the oldest ceramic factory in Bornholm, a Danish island famous for its pottery and fine ceramics artisans. The pottery from the 1950s-1960s is often characterized by the sleek lines, streamlined design and innovative use of materials - just as the famous Danish Mid-Century Furniture. The factory closed in 1996.
    250 
  • Sofa designed by Bruksbo Norway
    Sofa designed by Bruksbo Norway

    Sofa designed by Bruksbo Norway

    ,
    Three-seated sofa designed by the famous Bruksbo Tegnekontor design studio and made at Stranda Industri a/s in the 1960s. The sofa is designed by Torbjørn Afdal, the most famous of their designers. The rosewood frame, the wide armrests, the minimalist outline, all are typical for his style. The sofa has its original upholstery and label (specifying the factory and the design studio).
    1.300 
  • Bayard ceramic wall clock made in France

    Bayard wall clock made in France

    ,
    Beautiful Bayard wall clock made in France in the 1950s. It features a laminated wood green case (Formica/Laminex) and an Art Deco dial. This clock can give a sophisticated touch to any room. This is a mechanical clock and has to be manually winded once a week to operate. It is in very good condition with only small age-related traces.  
    50 
  • Allibert oval wall mirror, France, 1970s

    Allibert oval wall mirror, France, 1970s

    ,
    Allibert rotating/adjustable mirror with a cream plastic frame, made in the 1970s in France. The mirror has its own lights (4 sockets; light radiates from behind the mirror) and an outlet that can be used for a hair dryer or other electrical appliances. The item was designed for the bathroom but it looks equally as stylish in the living room or hallway. It can also be used for low level lighting within the room. The piece is kept in good vintage condition.
    175 
  • Two armchairs designed by Bruksbo, Norway
    Two armchairs designed by Bruksbo, Norway

    Two armchairs designed by Bruksbo, Norway

    ,
    Two armchairs designed by the famous Bruksbo Tegnekontor design studio and made at Stranda Industri a/s in the 1960s. This set is designed by Torbjørn Afdal, the most famous of their designers. The rosewood frame, the wide armrests, the minimalist outline, all are typical for his style. The set has its original upholstery and is in very good condition.
    700 
  • Trapezoidal wall mirror, Germany, 1980s
    Trapezoidal wall mirror, Germany, 1980s

    Trapezoidal wall mirror, Germany, 1980s

    ,
    Beautiful wall mirror made in Germany in the 1980s. The trapezoidal frame is made of wood and brass. The piece is in very good vintage condition.
    100 
  • Round coffee table from the 1970s
    Round coffee table from the 1970s

    Round coffee table from the 1970s

    ,
    Small round coffee table manufactured in Germany in the 1970s. The table has a minimalist, elegant and sober design, representative for the German Modernism. The piece is in very good vintage condition.
    200 
  • Pair of Gemla Möbler chairs
    Pair of Gemla Möbler chairs

    Pair of Gemla Möbler chairs made in Sweeden, in the 1980

    ,
    Pair of Swedish Gemla Mobler chairs. The structure and the armrests - made of curved wood - give a natural, organic and pleasant shape. This is completed in a beautiful way by the wool upholstery, in a shade of green that is specific for the Mid-Century furniture. This chairs can fit any nice interior, having the ability to create a warm atmosphere in the room. The chairs are in very good shape with only few age-related traces. At Helge River in Diö, in the heart of the old forests of Småland, lies Sweden's oldest furniture factory (founded in 1861). Its inner sanctum, beech and ash are tamed into time- less furniture by skilled craftsmen who know which way the wood likes to bend. Stretching and flexing, easing and teasing, until the steaming hot wood finds its form. And the wood will not be rushed. The transformation from log into chair takes days, sometimes even weeks. The technique has been used by boat and fence builders since ancient times but was refined in the mid 1800's by Thonet into the iconic chair, worn my millions of seats in the cafés of Europe. The shape is determined by the best and the brightest of their time. Back then their names were Peter Celsing, Yngve Ekström, Sigurd Lewerentz and Carl Malmsten. Now they are Jonas Bohlin, Front, Lisa Hilland and Mats Theselius.
    250 
  • Wall coat rack made of metal
    Wall coat rack made of metal

    Wall coat rack made of metal

    ,
    Wall coat rack made of metal. The piece is produced in Hungary in the 1950s and features clean, geometric forms. The piece is kept in very good vintage condition.
    150 
  • Space Age electric fan made by Ventill
    Space Age electric fan made by Ventill

    Space Age electric fan made by Ventill

    , ,
    Ventill Electric Fan made of hard plastic/Bakelite, in Hungary, in 1978. The aerodynamic shape is specific for the design of the Space Age Era. The piece is in very good vintage condition and in full working order. The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events. The Space Age is generally considered to have begun with Sputnik (1957). During the 1950s, architecture, furniture, interior design, cars, and gadget design took on a curiously spaceflight-inspired aesthetic.
    80 
  • Allibert round wall mirror, France, 1970s
    Allibert round wall mirror, France, 1970s

    Allibert round wall mirror, France, 1970s

    ,
    Allibert rotating/adjustable mirror with a cream plastic frame, made in the 1970s in Belgium. The mirror has its own lights (4 sockets; light radiates from behind the mirror) and an outlet that can be used for a hair dryer or other electrical appliances. The item was designed for the bathroom but it looks equally as stylish in the living room or hallway. It can also be used for low level lighting within the room. The piece is kept in good vintage condition.
    175 
  • Wall coat rack made of wood
    Wall coat rack made of wood

    Wall coat rack made of wood

    ,
    Elegant vintage coat rack made of wood with walnut veneer. The central little round mirror is typical for the period, because the hat was a fashion must have both for men and women. Made in Belgium in the 1950s. The piece is kept in good vintage condition.
    150 
  • Wall coat rack made of brass
    Wall coat rack made of brass

    Wall coat rack made of brass

    ,
    Wall coat rack made of brass. The piece is produced in Belgium in the 1950s. The piece is a versatile exponent of the thin border between Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern and is kept in very good vintage condition.
    150 
  • Travel coffee grinder made by Tramp, Czechoslovakia

    Travel coffee grinder made by Tramp, Czechoslovakia

    , ,
    Rare travel coffee grinder made by Tramp, Czechoslovakia. The grinder is made of Bakelite and was very popular with the troops during WWII. It is in full working order and in very good vintage condition.
    50 
  • Sale
    Lot of 2 table clocks (Junghans, Jerger) made in Germany
    Lot of 2 table clocks (Junghans, Jerger) made in Germany

    Lot of 2 table clocks (Junghans, Jerger) made in Germany

    , ,
    Lot of 2 table clocks (Junhans, Jerger) made in Germany in the 1960s. Both clocks features the International Style lines and shapes and are characterized by a clean, functional, minimalist design. Both are in full working order. Each of them need to be manually winded once a day to operate. Jerger: The company was founded by the clockmaker Wilhelm Jerger (1845–1921) in 1866 and was active for 34 years before merging with the Uhrenfabrik Villingen. Jerger Clock's history is especially interesting today because around 1900 there was a dispute in the German horolitas about which firm, Jerger or Junghans, had first made Amerikanerwerke (American type movements). Jerger proved the first, and the Grand Duke of Baden awarded Jerger the Zähringer Löwenorden (The Order of the Lion) for his services to Baden. Junhans: Junghans Uhren GmbH is a German watch and clock manufacturer. The company was founded in 1861 and is located in Schramberg, Baden-Württemberg. By 1903, Junghans had the largest watch and clock factory with over 3000 employees. Beginning in the 1950s, the Bauhaus designer Max Bill created clocks and watches for Junghans and the relationship lasted many years. A remarkable example of his work is a wall clock he designed in 1956/57 that is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art (New York). In 1962 Bill also created mechanical wristwatches for Junghans – impressive timepieces, not only for their aesthetic design, but also their precision. In the late 1980s, Junghans introduced the first radio-controlled table clock on the world market. In 1990 the first radio-controlled wristwatch, called the MEGA 1, followed. In 1995 Junghans presented a solar powered watch with ceramic housing. Together with the Japanese clock maker Seiko, Junghans developed a globally oriented wristwatch that automatically sets the local time in respective time zones.
    60  50 
  • Beautiful Mom mantel clock in wooden case
    Beautiful Mom mantel clock in wooden case

    Beautiful Mom mantel clock in wooden case

    ,
    Beautiful Mom mantel clock made in the 1940s in Hungary. It features a very elegant varnished wood case. This clock can give a sophisticated touch to any room. This is a mechanical clock and has to be manually winded once a week to operate. It is in very good condition with only small age-related traces.  
    100 
  • Garant porcelain wall clock made in Germany in the 1940s
    Garant porcelain wall clock made in Germany in the 1940s

    Garant porcelain wall clock made in Germany in the 1940s

    ,
    Beautiful Garant Art Deco wall clock made of ceramic (porcelain) in the 1940s in Germany. This is a mechanical clock in full working order and need to be manually winded once a day to operate. It is in very good condition with only small age-related traces.
    150 
  • Newspaper holder made in Hungary in the 1940s

    Newspaper holder made in Hungary in the 1940s

    ,
    Rattan newspaper holder made in Hungary in the 1940s. The folder features some little decorations made of brass and is in very good vintage condition.
    50 
  • 9 lights brass chandelier made in Italy, in the 1950s
    9 lights brass chandelier made in Italy, in the 1950s

    9 lights brass chandelier made in Italy, in the 1940s

    ,
    Elegant yet spectacular 9 lights radial chandelier made in Italy, in the late 1940s or early 1950s. This radial chandelier features 9 arms made of brass with shades made of glass and black metal fixtures. It is in its original condition and displays all the major characteristics of International Style / Mid-Century design, alongside with reminiscences of Stile Liberty and Art Deco. An exquisite piece, resembling a bouquet of tulips. The chandelier is kept in good condition. Italy's Stile Liberty took its name from the British department store Liberty, the colorful textiles of which were particularly popular in Italy. Notable Italian designers included Galileo Chini, whose ceramics were inspired both by majolica patterns and by Art Nouveau. He was later known as a painter and a scenic designer; he designed the sets for two Puccini operas Gianni Schicchi and Turnadot. The Teatro Massimo in Palermo, by the architect Ernesto Basile, is an example of the Italian variant of the style, architectural style, which combined Art Nouveau and classical elements. The most important figure in Italian Art Nouveau furniture design was Carlo Bugatti, the son of an architect and sculptor, and brother of the famous automobile designer. He studied at the Milanese Academy of Brera, and later the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His work was distinguished by its exoticism and eccentricity, included silverware, textiles, ceramics, and musical instruments, but he is best remembered for his innovative furniture designs, shown first in the 1888 Milan Fine Arts Fair. His furniture often featured a keyhole design, and had unusual coverings, including parchment and silk, and inlays of bone and ivory. It also sometimes had surprising organic shapes, copied after snails and cobras.
    600 
  • Art Deco mantel clock in wooden case
    Art Deco mantel clock in wooden case

    Art Deco mantel clock in wood case

    ,
    Beautiful Art Deco mantel clock made in the 1950s. It features a very elegant wood case and a precise geometric game. It is in very good condition with only small age-related traces.
    100 
  • Signed Daum Nancy crystal ashtray from the 1960s
    Signed Daum Nancy crystal ashtray from the 1960s

    Signed Daum Nancy crystal ashtray from the 1960s

    ,
    Spectacular crystal ashtray signed by Daum Nancy and made in France, in the 1960s. The translucent emerald color and the flower-shaped line give this piece a refined, elegant and discreet look. It’s signed on the bottom "Daun Nancy" – Cross of Lorraine – "France", in the typical manner of this famous manufacturer. Also retains the label of the first crystal shop that sold it: "Cristallerie Moser-Millot Paris 30 Bd. Des Italiens". Is in a very good condition, with minimal age related signs. Daum Nancy rose to prominence during the Art Nouveau and Art Deco period, and captured the imagination of collectors all over the world. Let us take a quick look at the interesting events that shaped the company. Jean Daum was a notary from Bitche who had lent some money to the proprietors of a glass factory in Nancy, the capital town of the French region of Lorraine. The glassworks was then named "Verrerie Sainte Catherine". In 1878, Daum took over the factory when its erstwhile owners were unable to pay off their debt and renamed it "Verrerie de Nancy". The factory initially produced glassware such as drinking glasses and pitchers and then ventured into artistic glass manufacturing in 1891. After Daum’s death in 1885, his son Auguste Daum took over the control of the company in the year 1890. The Daum brothers exhibited their "Handsome Tavern Glass" at the Paris International Exhibition in 1889. This event was of utmost significance because it marked the birth of the French Art Nouveau movement. Daum received his first "Grand Prix" in 1900 because by then his factory had established its name as a producer of high quality glass. By 1903, Daum had started making vitrified vases. These vases are singularly responsible for the kind of fame the company acquired in the early 1900s. In 1906 Daum began the manufacture of pâte-de-verre, a glass-making technique first used over five thousand years ago in the early world. In order to understand the collector’s interest in Daum Nancy objects, one must realize that this company has shaped itself up to become a producer of glass art objects and not simple glassworks. It pioneered and revolutionized old techniques by working with colour powders, acids, enamel and fluorine hydrogen. From the early 1900s emphasis was placed upon ornamental motifs in naturalistic forms. When Galle died in 1904, the Daum brothers became the leaders in the field of decorative glass and their dominance lasted for one productive, golden decade. Source: artnewsnviews.com
    150 
  • Smoky Selandia dish by Per Lütken
    Smoky Selandia dish by Per Lütken

    Smoky Selandia dish by Per Lütken

    , ,
    Selandia was designed by Per Lütken in the spring of 1957. The dish was fashioned by hand, and its shape is created when the glass blower carefully turns, raises and lowers the hot glass. The visual softness contained in the glass at 1400 degrees Celsius can be seen directly in the cooled, transparent version of the dish. The dish is decorated by engraving/glass cutting. Identified and dated on the bottom, “Holmegaard 19PL59” (Per Lütken signed almost always monogrammed with initials falling between the 4 digits of the year).
    300 
  • Minibar (cabinet) with attached lamp
    Minibar (cabinet) with attached lamp

    Spectacular Art Deco minibar

    ,
    Spectacular Art Deco minibar produced in Hungary sometime between WW1 and WW2. The bar has its own lights, one attached on the side and one inside the glass case. This is definitively an elegant and discreet piece, with simple lines and geometric shapes. The glass case has an intermediary glass shelf and is upholstered. The brass inserts and shoes are also representative for the interwar aesthetics. The minibar is in very good condition and was recently restored: the lampshade, damaged by time, has been changed (keeping the original metal frame) and the wood was re-stained in the original color.
    600 
  • Beautiful sofa made in Germany in the 1950s
    Beautiful sofa made in Germany in the 1950s

    Beautiful Space Age sofa made in Germany

    ,
    Sofa with radial armrests, made in Germany in the 1950s. The organic and delicate shapes are consistent with the German Modernism. The legs are flared. The piece is in a very good condition and was recently restored.
    600 
  • Coffee table made in Germany in the 1960s
    Coffee table made in Germany in the 1960s

    Coffee table made in Germany in the 1960s

    ,
    Small coffee table manufactured in Germany in the 1960s. The table has a minimalist, elegant and sober design, representative for the German Modernism. The flared legs have brass clogs. The piece is in very good vintage condition and was recently restored.
    200 

Hurray! Our FIDELITY REWARD Program is here and is designed to please you!

LEARN MORE