The classification of furniture & fixture designs are mainly by way of the period in which the design was first adopted, baptized, or made widely available. Of course, there are umpteen examples of furniture designs classified by their materials and their country of origin, but in no other industry is the trend of naming a particular product style by “the period of origin” as prevalent as it is in the case of the furniture industry.
Mid-century furniture is a style that was first coined in the United States but like everything else American during that era, the cues were heavily influenced by Scandinavian, German & generally, by European design. Typically, mid-century furniture design refers to the peculiar styling elements right after World War 2. However, you can also get away with bucketing furniture styles from a couple of decades ago. We’ll get to that later.
Anyway, mid-century furniture is characterized by sleek, geometrical design, thin frames, lack of clutter/carvings & a number of other characteristics that we list below. Mid-century furniture has its roots in the industrial revolution, which paved the way for use of modern materials in everyday furniture, see our industrial furniture collection here
At FurnitureRoots, a specialty & boutique furniture manufacturer, we make & supply a wide range of mid-century furniture designs, both vintage & modern.