The MCM style emerged in the mid-20th century, roughly spanning the 1930s to the mid-1960s. It has become a timeless and influential design movement known for its emphasis on functionality and a harmonious blend of form and function. It is very popular in decoration, architecture and graphics.

In contrast to the busy, heavy style of previous eras, MCM characterics are cleaner lines, more bold colors, rounded shapes and a Scandinavian touch. This aesthetic movement is also characterized by a desire to marry functionality with aesthetic appeal. Not only are aesthetic objects sought after, they are also useful and durable. Spaces are therefore much more streamlined, and the objects they contain all have a precise function. While the style is known for its geometric shapes, nature also inspired mid-century modern designers. Organic forms, such as gently curved chair backs or biomorphic shapes, are common in furniture and decor.


The era produced many iconic furniture designs that remain popular today. Examples include the Eames Lounge Chair, Saarinen’s Tulip Chair, and the Noguchi Coffee Table. These pieces are celebrated for their innovative use of materials and enduring style. The mid-century modern style continues to be a significant influence on contemporary design, and its timeless appeal makes it a popular choice for interior decorators and homeowners alike.

Vosges custom designs and fabricates exclusive Mid century Modern pieces of furniture, chairs, tables,or lighting for interior designers and architects.