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10 Mid-Century Modern Accent Chairs You’ll Love

10 Mid-Century Modern Accent Chairs You’ll Love
January 24, 2018 Mid-Century Authentic
10 Mid-Century Modern Accent Chairs You"ll Love

After World War Two designers were inspired (including when designing chairs) by a renewed optimism and the new materials, new manufacturing techniques, new colors and new forms that were appearing. A more relaxed, fleshed-out form of Modernism began to appear in design that were affordable and easily mass-produced.

As Madeleine Morley points out, for mid-century designers, materials were used for their own distinct, even deliberately artificial qualities and never to imitate the groove of wood or marble. They embraced relatively new materials like metal, glass, vinyl, and plywood, offsetting these with wood to create novel, exciting juxtapositions. Often a piece of furniture would combine only two materials or two colours – creating tension and harmony without fuss or superfluous ornament.

Mid-Century chairs are a popular and spectacular accent choice. Whether it is a lounge chair, a beautiful armchair, a recliner or a chaise longue, we all need some seats in our home. So here is a list of 10 amazing and iconic chairs from that period:

#01: Swan chairs, Arne Jacobsen, 1957

Swan Chair Arne Jacobsen

#02: Chieftan chair, Finn Juhl, 1949

Finn Juhl Chieftains Chair

#03: Superleggera dining chairs, Gio Ponti, 1957

#04: PK22 lounge chair, Poul Kjaerholm, 1958

#05: Smiling Chair, Hans J. Wegner, 1963

#06: LAR chair, Charles Eames, 1950

#07: Pretzel chair, George Nelson, 1957

#08: Egg chair, Arne Jacobsen, 1957

#09: Cone chair, Verner Panton, 1958

#10: Ball chair, Eero Aarnio, 1963

BONUS: The Jones Chair, Allen Jones, 1969



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