Mid-Century Modern Style History
Mid-century modern style is important in interior design and architecture. Do you ever wonder how Mid-century modern style came to be? Well, on this episode of Design Santa Barbara you will learn just that.
The mid-century modern movement was an American reflection of international and Bauhaus movement from year 1919 – 1933. In this era Crafts and fine art were combined. The style of architecture that emerged in Holland France, and Germany after world war I. This spread throughout the world.
Frank Loyd Wright
Combining the two movements of mid-century modern style spand’s the mid 1940’s and 1960’s. Brazilian and Scandinavian architects became clean simplicity and integrity. Frank Loyd Wright a American architect, interior designer, writer and educator. Who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity. Its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture.
Wright turned 80 shortly after World War II ended, yet remained busy. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City occupied Wright for 16 years (1943–1959) and is probably his most recognized masterpiece. The building rises as a warm beige spiral from its site on Fifth Avenue; its interior is similar to the inside of a seashell. Furthermore, Its unique central geometry was meant to allow visitors to easily experience Guggenheim’s collection of nonobjective geometric paintings by taking an elevator to the top level and then viewing artworks by walking down the slowly descending, central spiral ramp, the floor of which is embedded with circular shapes and triangular light fixtures to complement the geometric nature of the structure.
On October 21, 1959, ten years after the death of Solomon Guggenheim and six months after the death of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Museum first opened its doors to large crowds. As a result, The building became widely praised and inspired many other architects.
Bringing the outdoors in
Some structures became designed with amplified windows and open floor panels. This gave an intention look of opening up interior spaces and bringing the outdoors in. Furthermore, Many interior designers look for ways to bring the outdoors in, incorporating scenes of nature in laminated architectural glass has become a popular approach. In conclusion, There are countless ways to bring the natural world inside your home, including indoor water fountains, stair railings made of logs or twigs, sea shells and of the good ‘ol stand by houseplant. Whatever you decide to use have fun and create a beautiful interior.
Mid-century modern furniture also reflected a movement with clean simple designs that emphasis curves, geometric shaped and angles instead of the more elaborate ornate style used in furniture through housing.
There are many mid-century modern style furniture. For example the famous egg chair created by Arne Jacobsen. Furthermore, Iconic Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair sculpted to perfection. Designed for comfort as well as aesthetics, the Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair is stunning.
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