FEATURES OF MID-CENTURY MODERN
A. Forms Are Organic and Geometric
Houses with lots of windows invite the outside in, and mid-century modern style reflected this in organic and geometric patterns. Natural materials like wood, metal and leather were in demand. Bold patterns brought visual focus to lean, uncomplicated rooms.
B. Materials Are Used in Unexpected Ways
This was the period when new materials like plexiglass and fiberglass found their way into home furnishings. Fiberglass and plywood were molded and bent to fit the curve of the body. Tubular steel and leather strapping were used to create comfortable cantilevered chairs. Plexiglass was formed into clear organic shapes such as coffee and end tables and floor lamps.