The modern design movement gave us so many iconic models it’s sometimes hard to believe it only lasted a few decades. If you’re aiming to bring some of that 20th century charm into your home, this selection of modern furniture has it in spades.
Modern designers worked under the assumption that their work would be coming into homes that already had pieces from a variety of past eras, so they made sure that these designs played well with others. Don’t get us wrong, we love a fully-decked out modern home just as much as everyone else, but we understand we’re not all Mies Van Der Rohe, and that some mixing is not only usually necessary but desirable.
To that end we tend to think this selection of modern furniture works particularly well with slightly newer, more contemporary designs. Not only does this help give a certain retro vibe to a space, it also creates a wonderful ‘narrative’ so to speak: the inspiration and the inspired. Many contemporary pieces work with unusual materials like polished aluminium and hazed glass, so pair these with the more organic and traditional shapes of modern designs featuring thin steel legs and painted wood parts. Try out a long slate coffee table in this combination of materials next to industrial floor lamps or contemporary canvas prints and bleached wood armchairs.
We also love to highlight these pieces with art prints and wall hangings that celebrate the modern movement. Vintage travel advertisements go perfectly with the dynamism of a swooping lounge chair, or show off your love of modern architecture with a poster featuring some of the greatest hits from the era. Don’t forget a frame: something minimalist will do well at keeping your guests’ eyes on your stunning furniture.