Did the hit TV show Mad Men really bring mid century modern furniture to the mainstream audience? Well, you could be forgiven for thinking that. In reality it has been a decades old collectable that has stood the test of time.
Granted, fantastic shows such as Mad Men, Fortitude, Peaky Blinders, The Royle Family and a whole host of others have rocket fuelled demand. However, the fact is that there was already a dedicated, hardcore fan base loving Danish and G Plan furniture. It has even been featured as the main style in the backdrop of recent PS4 hit “Fallout 4”; it’s riddled with stunning Danish chairs, cool retro vintage sofas and Scandinavian furniture by the bucket load
Mid century modern furniture…
It’s hard to get through a TV show or commercial break that doesn’t have some kind of nod to stunning designs of the sixties, with a G Plan coffee table here or a teak astro table there or even a sneaky Hans Wegner chair tucked into a corner. Designers the world over are styling homes with perfect, retro vintage statement pieces and West German ceramics, to achieve a mix of modern with a nod and wink to the accomplished mid century modern furniture designers who broke boundaries and pushed the envelope to bring us some of the most truly stunning mid century furniture around today.
This is very much here to stay. If you don’t already have a piece in your home, it may be worth making some space, but you could be a dedicated mad men like us and move to a bigger house to fit more in!
Great names and statement pieces to look out for in the mid century modern furniture genre; G Plan, McIntosh, Beithcraft, Ercol, Hans Wegner, Bornholm Mobler and Eames.