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Mid-Century Modern Meets Postmodernism

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The Mid-Century Modern design style, which spans from the mid-1940s until the late 1960s, with its characteristic simplicity, clean lines, muted tones, and functionality, has been the style du jour of the past decade.
However, we are now seeing influences of Postmodernism with its rounded, curved, graphic, and tubular shapes coming into play which takes the minimalism of Mid-Century Modern and classes it up a bit.

Postmodernism hit the interior design scene in the 1970s and lasted till the 1990s. The core idea behind it was to break free from the mid-century modern design aesthetic. Postmodernism celebrated everything unconventional, flashy, complex, and weird, and often prioritized form over function, which is pretty much the exact opposite of mid-century modern!

It’s a pretty well-known fact that style revivals are cyclical. Just as people grew tired of modernism in the late 70s, over the past couple of years people have been getting tired of mid-century modern and all-white Scandinavian. It still favors bold, sculptural shapes, but the colors are more muted, and the shapes are softer.

There is no need for you to rush out and buy the latest trend because beauty is always in, no matter what is trending but, if you can afford it, spoil yourself with a comfy-cozy luxurious chair for some design fun.

For this interior, we chose a beautiful piece that so elegantly compliments the design aesthetic with its gentle curves and shapes and warm colours from the setting sun.

The artwork featured here ☞ Restoring Balance – Limited Edition of 7

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