When asked what sort of furniture we create at IconByDesign, we reply that our furniture is inspired from a mix of Mid Century Modern, Scandinavian design, and the laid back Australian way of life. We make our Modern-inspired furniture from solid oak wood – it’s warm, it’s durable, it’s strong. Our modern pieces are perfect for your office, living or dining rooms with tons of storage ideas, seating and table options that all adhere to the mid century modern aesthetic.

But what exactly is Mid-Century Modern design?

As the name suggests, the Mid Century Modern style gained prominence post-World War II, from the late 1940s to the 1960s. The furniture from this era was defined by simple sleek lines, organic shapes, minimal ornamentation and high functionality which makes it highly appealing even today. These well-designed objects have stood the test of time. Designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia, Arne Jacobsen and Isamu Noguchi created iconic furniture and lighting that are highly coveted and replicated to this very day!

At its heart, our mid century modern furniture is not only beautifully constructed and functional but also priced to be accessible and designed to make everyday living easy. Whether it’s your kids curled up on your Olivia sofa, you working from home at the Bastian Office Desk, or the entire family gathered round the Magnus Dining Table, and matching modern dining chairs to share food and company.

‘Form follows function’ is one of its guiding principles, which means that the shape of the furniture should relate to its intended function or purpose. Our modern style furniture is designed so that every piece serves a purpose and adds value to your home.

Today, more than ever, the mid century modern look is very popular. It sits very well in contemporary homes and suits modern living by melding the past with the present with its clean lines, organic curves, mix-and-match materials and multifunctional designs.

But how do you furnish your home in the mid century modern style without going overboard? The simple answer? Less is best. Resist the urge to over decorate, let the elegance of these pieces have space to be appreciated. Look for pieces that tell a story and let it become part of your life as it unfolds. Don't be afraid to mix mid century modern with other styles. Choose a few key pieces and let the other furniture and accessories in the room work around it.

Browse our range of Mid Century Modern furniture available online with delivery to the Continental 48 states.