A Blast from the Past: 1950s Furniture May Have a Place in Your Home

The 1950s was a decade of innovation and creativity in the world of furniture design.

Furniture makers really pushed the boundaries for the first time, leading to the sleek lines of mid-century modern to the functionality of minimalist design.

In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the top furniture makers from the 1950s, highlighting their most iconic designs and the impact they had on the world of furniture.

Depending on the style you’re seeking in your home, hunting down furniture from one or more of these designers may be on your design priority list.

1. Herman Miller: Best known for their iconic designs such as the Eames Lounge Chair and the Noguchi Table.

2. Knoll: Founded by Hans Knoll in 1938, this company became famous for its modernist furniture designs from designers such as Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen.

3. George Nelson Associates: George Nelson was a designer and architect who established his own design studio in the 1940s. He is known for his mid-century modern furniture designs such as the Coconut Chair and the Marshmallow Sofa.

4. Heywood-Wakefield: Founded in 1897, this company became popular in the 1950s for its streamlined modern furniture designs.

5. Paul McCobb: An American furniture designer and manufacturer known for his minimalist, functional designs.

6. Dunbar: Founded in 1911, Dunbar became known for its high-quality modern furniture designs in the 1950s.

7. Thonet: A furniture company founded in Germany in the early 19th century, known for its bentwood furniture designs.

With the popularity of 1950s furniture on the rise, you may have to do some serious searching to find the perfect pieces for your home. However, it’ll be well worth it in the end.

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