Tuesday June 2, 2020

This is the Modern world

The Mid-Century Modern furniture design movement only lasted for a decade or so, but its influence can still be glimpsed today

5th April, 2020
Killian McNulty of the Vintage Hub in Lusk, Co Dublin where many examples of the Mid-Century Modern Movement, such as the sofa above, can be found. Pictures: Barry Cronin

Furniture design has been on an evolutionary journey since the dawn of human civilisation. As that particular metamorphic timeline goes, however, the Mid-Century Modern movement came along relatively recently – roughly from the mid-1940s to mid-1950s – and only lasted about a decade or so.

Despite its short-lived epoch, the appeal of this Scandi-inspired form has endured among the baby boomers, is revered by Generation X (perhaps there is a sense of comfort...

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