Mid-Century Furniture

From sofas to dining tables, the angular compositions and clean lines that characterize the mid-century modern style are an enduring symbol of good design. Born in the postwar heyday of the 1950s, mid-century modern design harnessed elements of modernity that remain relevant in the 21st century. west elm’s mid-century furniture collection continues this design tradition with certain welcome updates that involve the use of new materials and superior production technology. Whether you choose to incorporate a single mid-century furniture piece into your home or you go all in for a charmingly elegant retro theme, our collection of vintage-inspired furniture will suit your every need.

Mid-century furniture fits in perfectly with the logistical needs of a modern living room. We embrace the style priorities of the mid-century era while finishing our sofas, chairs, tables and shelving with colors and textures that are perfectly of the current moment. While we do offer some upholstery fabrics and wood stains that reflect the earthy, warm tones favored in the mid-1900s, we have plenty of other options that dip into a cooler color range for a soothing contrast. Though our finishes may be au courant, the detailing is perfectly vintage, from grid-tufted couch cushions to thin, angled chair legs and media cabinets with moddish drawer knobs and pulls.

We’ve also embraced mid-century furniture design in the bedroom, maintaining the same balance between the best elements of the past and present. Our mid-century beds, chests of drawers and tables use warm, interrupted wood panels to create just the right retro atmosphere. At the same time, many of those wood furniture pieces are made according to strict eco-friendly standards, offering a focus on sustainability that was not in effect during the space age, an era characterized by its focus on exploring new planets rather than protecting the one we’re currently on.

Our mid-century dining room furniture offers a similar improvement on the old classics, allowing you to choose FSC®-certified wood pieces for your eco-friendly home. We also offer some pitch-perfect mid-century accessories for your dining area, including an FSC®-certified wood-and-brass bar cart that can allow you to take your love of the mod era to the next level by aiding in the presentation of authentic vintage cocktails. The pieces in our mid-century dining room furniture collection can mix and match quite well, but if you prefer a more coordinated look, you can choose matching chairs, buffets and other items that have the same style elements carried throughout each piece.

Not to be outdone, your home office is also an excellent candidate for vintage charm. Mid-century furniture works quite well in a creative space, providing just the right level of design detailing without creating visual clutter. We offer desks, chairs, bookshelves, wall shelving and other organizational pieces that can make your office look like a page from a vintage architecture and design book. Though they use a foundation of vintage design principles, our mid-century office furniture pieces will look fantastic when paired with all the tech accoutrements of a modern workplace, including computers, printers, tablets and speakers.

To complete the vintage style you create with your new mid-century furniture pieces, peruse the modern decor options we offer in a variety of different categories on our site. Abstract art prints and geometric wall art, for example, can look fantastic with our warm, wooden mid-century furniture. You can feel free to mix and match these brand-new furnishing and decor items with a few vintage treasures you pick up at local vintage shops and estate sales, helping to complete the retro theme with a few historically authentic extra touches.

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