Midcentury Modern Shelving Ideas

Apr 13th

Midcentury Modern Shelving – The era that gave us mass-produced furniture and the opportunity to “experiment” with our decorations is making a comeback in the fertile design set of the AMC hit show, Mad Men. From Pete’s chic apartment to Draper’s domestic dream house. Everyone seems to be buzzing about modern medieval times, and rightly so. Whispering from clothing lines that came out based on fashion from shows, and online forums filled with questions about where to find Dan Draper’s office furniture, the trend towards modern medieval times remained. Modern medieval furniture furnishing your grandmother classic, inexpensive and easy to find if you know where to look.

Wall Shelving Systems

Mixing these classics with existing decorations is very easy. Even they look fantastic and add a lot of character when mixed with other styles. Furniture in that era was smaller in profile than many modern alternatives. So it worked very well in smaller spaces. You can even overlay these pieces to fit your color scheme and still do it for less than new furniture.

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Modern Danish

The most abundant and easily found in modern medieval times is the Modern Danish, or Danish Teak as it is sometimes known. Finn Juhl is the first internationally recognized modern Danish furniture designer. He created a new style of Danish furniture that embraced as much shape as it functioned. The world pays attention, making Juhl an unofficial title of the Father of Danish Modernism. You can see more credenzas and examples of medieval modern furniture for sale.

Nelson Platform Bench

Designed by George Nelson, Design Director for the Herman Miller Company, Bench has a light, airy quality to it while preserving the warmth of the wood. Nelson is also known for his progress in creating modular furniture and shelves for offices and housing.

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Isamu Noguchi Coffee Table

Isamu Noguchi is a Japanese-American designer and sculptor. The sensitivity of the statue can be seen in the most famous part of the furniture, the coffee table designed in 1954 for Herman Miller remains a timeless part of the design.

Eero Saarinen Tulip Tables and Chairs

Finnish-born architect and designer, Saarinen is the father of the “Jetson” display. He is most famous for his Tulip tables and chairs. By chance, it became the basis for seating in the original Star Trek series.