Harry Bertoia's lounge chair and ottoman, c. 1952
Mid-Century Modernism is a style that many Apartment Therapy readers cite as their favorite. But what is it about the mid-century aesthetic that makes it so popular? Take the poll and weigh in!My guess is that most people like how Mid-Century Modernism (aka MCM) is simple and functional but still warm. It's both modern and organic, and doesn't feel either fussy or cookie-cutter. I also see a link between the handcrafted feel of a lot of MCM furniture and today's 'Etsy' aesthetic, which privileges handmade or found unique objects.
As part of the Museum of Art and Design's gorgeous exhibition, Crafting Modernism
(the above images are objects from the exhibition), I'll be speaking on a panel on Saturday, November 12
, exploring why Mid-Century Modernism has become (remained?) so popular. I'll be there as the conduit for Apartment Therapy readers' opinions — so please let me know what you think!
So, what do you love most about Mid-Century Modernism? Take the poll and elaborate in the comments!
Images: 1 Julius Shulman's photograph of Charles and Ray Eames in their Case Study house, c. 1970; 2-8 Museum of Art and Design.