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Italian Mid Century Modern Furniture

Historical Furniture / May 4, 2021

Finding the perfect furniture to relax on after a long day at work is crucial. At Pamono, our mid-century furniture collection gives you a wide variety of options that combine comfort with style—the classic aesthetics will suit any interior. The mid-century was an era rich in design masters whose furniture continues to be produced even today. But we don’t have the new versions. Rather, we specialize in the originals from the 20th century. Whether you prefer minimalist or eclectic space, there are so many options—Danish teak, Scandinavian leather, English schoolhouse, or Italian glass . Travel back to the midcentury for fantastic furniture for your home.

In the midcentury, especially the postwar era, design innovation and creativity were in full bloom, as architects, designers, and craftsmen sought to develop new solutions to modern life. Scandinavian designs dominated the fifties and sixties, and artisan-designers like Kai Kristiansen, Børge Mogensen, Hans J. Wegner, and Finn Juhl created some of the most iconic designs in furniture to date, typically characterized by simple forms, clean lines, and natural materials, like teak, rosewood, walnut, and oak. Their influence was felt far and wide, from the US and the Netherlands to Japan.

But it’s not all about Scandinavian modern design. The US also made a spectacular contribution to midcentury furniture. Consider Charles & Ray Eames’s Dax Chair for Herman Miller (1948), Harry Bertoia’s Diamond Chair for Knoll (1952), Florence Knoll’s perfectly simple three-seater sofa (1954), George Nelson’s Pedestal Table for Herman Miller (1954), and the effortless and comfortable Executive Chair (1963) by Charles Pollock. These icons defined modernism and functionalist style in the midcentury. Of course, let’s not forget the greats of other countries: Ico Parisi, Osvaldo Borsani, and Gio Ponti from Italy; Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Guariche from France; and Cees Braakman and Friso Kramer from the Netherlands.

Though the modernists that designed furniture between the 1930s and 1970s favored reduced forms and sculptural silhouettes, within this body of work you’ll find a wealth of stylistic variations. Many designs feature vivid, primary colors, while others are finished in gentle pastels. Materially speaking, you find finely crafted natural woods alongside the manmade—steel wire mesh, bent tubular steel, molded plastics and fiberglass. And collectible midcentury pieces can be wholly handmade, partially handmade, and 100% industrially produced.

The true beauty that comes from simplicity is never-ending. Pamono’s vast selection of midcentury furniture—hundreds of works from an ever popular, beyond timeless period—will surely fulfill your aesthetic dreams. And we are here to make shopping design history enjoyable and effortless. Pamono: design for life less ordinary.

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