If you were to walk into a home today, would you be able to distinguish mid century modern living room furniture? For those who study the history of design, this would be pretty easy: Mid-century modern furniture was very prominent from about 1930 to 1960, and it largely preferred form over function. This is a style that eschews ornamentation that does not contribute to functionality, but it is designed in a highly aesthetic fashion nonetheless. A good example in this regard is the Eames chair and ottoman, which were introduced in 1956 by American designers.
Learning About Mid Century Modern Living Room Furniture
The mid-century modern living room was designed by students who followed the style philosophy of Staatliches Bauhaus, the acclaimed and highly influential German school that combined art with crafts, architecture, and industrial design. During the Third Reich, designers who fled Germany and settled in the United States for ideological and socioeconomic reasons brought along their design philosophy, thus creating a new and uncompromising style that would last for many decades.
If you browse through the SofaDreams catalog, you will see that our design team is clearly influenced by mid-century modern sofa styles; however, we have also incorporated certain elements that reflect modern sensibilities.
The Mid Century Modern Living Room
The three-piece living room of a sofa, love seat and armchair is part of the mid-century style, but this configuration started falling out of favor in the 1970s when designers began to focus more on larger sofas and sectionals as centerpieces. The mid-century modern sofa styles favor cleaner lines, bold colors, sleek profiles, technology, luxury, and comfort. When you browse through mid-century modern furniture websites, you will notice that home theaters, media centers, and living rooms are now dominated by regal sofas, and this is how mid-century design has evolved.
Modern Sofas by Sofa Dreams
Mid-century design transitioned into the Space Age trend, which would later be enhanced by futuristic design. SofaDreams combines elements of mid-century style with a few details that emerged in the 1980s; the idea is to create luxurious furniture with gorgeous lines, nice color combinations, plenty of comfort, and modern touches such as LED lighting, USB charging, and beverage cooling.
This L-shape sectional is the only furniture piece you need in the living room; it looks as if it belongs in the screening room of a Hollywood film studio.
If you prefer a more traditional two and three-seat sofa arrangement, our Atlanta model will become the focal point of your living room.
Inspired by the interior of American sports cars such as the Ford Mustang and the Chevy Corvette, this luxury sectional with LED lights is one of our most popular models.
Questions About Modern Sofas?
SofaDreams is a furniture design studio that started in Berlin, the final home of Bauhaus, and now ships furniture around the world. If you have questions about our products or the ordering process, please contact our South Florida office today.