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What is Mid Century Furniture?


Our collection of mid century modern furniture in the UK allows you to choose from famous, collectable names like Charles And Ray Eames and Florence Knoll, as well as allowing you to shop for affordable pieces to complete your home. All of the mid century furniture we offer has been carefully selected by our expert team. And when you purchase through Vinterior you know you’re supporting our community of over 1,800 local businesses who care about their products and are experts in the furniture world.


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Where to find mid century furniture?

Mid century furniture, like all vintage furniture, can be difficult to find. If you’re looking for a particular style or item, you can spend years looking through antique shops and boutique furniture stores before you come across the perfect one. Using our online search you can narrow down the fields to furniture type, size, colour, style, location, price and more. We even allow you to search by material, designer, period and number of doors, drawers and shelves. We do all the hard work so you can spend minutes rather than years simply choosing the right piece of mid century furniture for you.


What is mid century furniture?

Mid century furniture began as a movement when a community of designers from Germany, mainly from the Bauhaus school, moved to the US after the Second World War. They blended design and function to create beautifully simple pieces with clean lines and a focus on purpose. The movement includes everything from sideboards to dining tables and chairs, to pots and planters to armchairs.


Who were the most famous mid century furniture designers?

There are many famous names who led the movement of mid century furniture design. These names are popular among both collectors and those who love the style. The most famous mid century furniture designers are: Charles And Ray Eames. A husband and wife team who were known for their optimism and inventive designs, especially the famous Eames chair.Alvar Aalto. Hailing from Finland, Aalto is often credited with bringing mid century modern design to America. His designs include both furniture and architecture. Florence Knoll. Knoll’s focus was on functionality and organisation, making her a popular mid century furniture designer in offices around the world. Hans Wegner. Wegner’s distinct style makes him a famous name and one many collectors search for. His stylish furniture focuses on excellent joinery. Eero Saarinen. Saarinen is known for his leading part in introducing modernism in design to the US mainstream.