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The graceful, refined proportions, and uncomplicated details of the mid-century modern style ensures its enduring appeal, and make it very desirable. Design masters, such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Hans Wegner, created a warm and cosy vibe with their furniture pieces, which dominated homes of the mid 20th century.



– Lots of wood with a clean, natural and smooth finish

– Furniture with pointy pencil legs, and pared down forms (preferably a design classic)

– Darker neutral tones and earthy colours

– Graphic optical-art patterns

– Nature-inspired motifs 




1. Brina dining table, $1,799, from Commune.


2. Carl Hansen & Son CH29 chair, from S$2,280, from Space.


3. Destry rug, price unavailable, from Crate & Barrel.


4. Ansley vases in olive and pumpkin, $39.95 and $59.95, from Crate & Barrel.


5. Applicata Torso vase, from $50, from Bibliotek Design Store.


6. 1900s' brass candleholder, $150, and 1950s' cheese platter from Denmark, $80, from Mobler.


7. 1950s' and 1960s' vintage ceramics, $89 to $239, from Noden.


8. George Nelson Bubble lamps, price unavailable, from Pomelo.