Retro Design

History and comeback of Mid-Century style

Mid-Century is back in style and it seems to us that it will remain as a trend in interior design for a long time to come. But why is that so? We researched a bit about history of this popular style that peaked in the mid-50s and tried to understand why this style is so adored among the general population and still holds strong popularity. The mid-century style is inspired by mid-1920s design, the retro style is characterized by frequent use of natural solid wood, organic shapes, bright colors and a slightly playful design. You will often come across beveled legs tapering towards the bottom on retro pieces of furniture, and sometimes geometric shapes on fabrics. Retro furniture is designed for relaxation and conversation in pleasant company. HISTORY The mid-century style originated in America, back in the mid-20s when experimenting with new materials such as plastic, wire, aluminum and glass plastic in creating furniture and decor, after a while this style became very popular, you've probably heard of Raya and Charles Eames, very significant designers of the time. At the same time, Scandinavian and Danish modernism became increasingly popular in Europe, culminating in 1954. Although it shares some of the same features with mid-century American design - such as clean lines and geometric shapes - Scandinavian design is more organic, with a more pronounced focus on natural materials. RETURN Natural elements in interiors have been extremely popular in recent years, there has been a general saturation of mass-produced pieces of laminated chipboard and plastic, which in addition to questionable origin and quality, the design itself is quite generic. Retro furniture combines everything that most modern furniture does not have - quality natural materials such as solid wood, attractive, unique and recognizable design, and comfort and functionality are just a bonus. GOAL One of the key philosophies of the mid-century style is that her goal has always been to create an interior that encourages socializing and conversation, playful patterns and colors she wanted to avoid formality and achieve a more fun and relaxed environment, an interior where you should feel welcome. Stiffness and formality can be avoided by the very distribution of furniture, the asymmetrical arrangement in the interior seems more organic.