Mid Century Modernism was a design movement that developed from 1933-1965. The term was coined then and is still used today to describe the use of sleek, paired down organic forms with a Scandinavian bent used in all facets of style including; furniture, ceramics, architecture & art.
So why is a movement born nearly 100 years ago so popular today? We see the influence in commercials, movies, home improvement shows and even mainstream box stores. As our lives get busier and the spaces in which we live become smaller it has become essential to fill homes with things that we love and bring joy.
So, Mid Century Modern design fulfills the feel good aspect and because this furniture came into being when spaces were smaller, particularly in Europe, the pieces generally have a smaller footprint. This furniture not only has a smaller footprint space wise but also environmentally.
As consumers, instead of purchasing disposable furniture we have the opportunity to invest in items that were hand crafted and made to last. Our greatest pleasure buying and selling vintage furniture is breathing back life and restoring these pieces to their former glory.
Some of the materials used like teak & walnut are scarce now from deforestation which makes refinished pieces valuable & highly collectible. We feel that by bringing a few of these unique items into homes it adds authenticity and warmth.
Mid Century Modern design is the perfect way to embrace history while maintaining modernity. This particular era is by no means the only one in which Zangbell & Gill curate. At our store we embrace the ethos of Transitional Style – which is the taking and blending from different cultures and eras to furnish your home in beauty. Traditional, Contemporary and Mid Century Modern will all sit side by side happily as long as you love each piece.
Mix it up…style will always go with style!