A new book from Gestalten is offering a comprehensive exploration of the ever-popular mid-century modern aesthetic – encompassing interiors, architecture, and design.
Throughout the “Modernist Icons” publication, which releases later this month, the impact of mid-century modern design and the reasons as to why it has endured as a style is explored. Through written case studies and photography, it provides an in-depth examination of the interiors and furniture that define this aesthetic, offering a portrayal of the movement’s development over time.
The Mid-century modernism term is used to define a movement that took place from the mid-1930s to the late 1960s. Influenced by Bauhaus principles and a response to the ornate styles of the early 20th century, it emphasized simplicity, clean lines, and the integration of indoor and outdoor spaces.
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The movement gained momentum after World War II. Post-war optimism, technological advancements, and a focus on practicality converged to produce iconic furniture pieces and architectural marvels – until the movement became synonymous with progress, innovation, and a departure from traditional design norms.
As well as delving into this history, The Modernist intends to provide an inspiration board to those looking to implement the style into their own interiors.
Projects from leading greats such as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Lina Bo Bardi, and John Lautner are featured, while essays cover a wide range of topics, with titles including “The Early Years: Finding the Roots of Modernity; Post War: an Era of Optimism and Hope; and Less is a Bore: Rethinking the Misconceptions about Mid-century Modern Design.
The Modernist is priced at £55 GBP (approximately $68 USD). Take a look at some of the featured projects above, and find out more at the Gestalten site.
For more design, check out this clove-shaped record holder from NYC design studio and store Lichen.
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