Furniture-Mid Century Modern

Furniture business is a lucrative business worldwide that includes a variety of furniture styles that are present in almost every showroom you walk in. The only difference between those who know what classification their furniture of interest is and those that are simply window shopping is the variation of which they fall under around 8 common categories. This is the first category – Mid Century Modern furniture – which has been a dominant, staple,  interior architecture since the 1940s

The mid-1900s produced some of the most iconic pieces in modern design. It is characterized by refined lines, minimalist silhouettes, and natural shapes. From Saarinen, Niemeyer, Eames, Noguchi, Jacobsen and beyond, the mid-century modern masters defined creative ways to use new materials like molded plastic, plywood, and aluminum in industrial design. Its pieces are highly versatile and can complement a myriad of design styles. The furniture and decor introduced in the 1950s and 1960s were clean, sophisticated, and inclusive. Despite the passage of time, mid-century designs have remained a staple in interior architecture.  Mid-century modern furniture is easily identified by their straight, clean lines accented with smooth, curved angles. They rarely feature any fancy ornamentation or upholstery. This minimalist design commonly relies on wooden construction, but can also include fiberglass or metal. They usually only have one or two colors with no patterns. Click here for more details.

As Liana Leahy describes it clearly, there is a distinct feature mid-century modern furniture had which was/is:

  1. The shape: straight, curved angles and pointed tips on the base of the furniture(s).
  2. Only two colors or materials.


To create a balance and harmony, interior designers agree that one should mix and match mid-century modern furniture with other contemporary furniture to give the living room that warm feel. Matching furniture should go with the wood color of your choice

Mid-Century Modern Design & Decorating Guide

Selecting colors is always the first step to planning your interior, since it leads your furniture and decor selection. Mid-century colors tend to combine darker neutral tones with saturated accent colors.

Remember to follow the usual interior design color picking tip, also called the 60-30-10 rule. Your room colors should be 60% dominant base color, 30% secondary color, and 10% accent color. Avoid picking more than 3 to 4 colors.

Locally in Kenya showrooms, like Dinku offer these types of furniture at affordable rates making room for additional items according to your interior designer’s advice or your preferable taste.

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