On My Radar: Mid-Century Modern Chairs

West Chelsea Loft modern living room

*above room designed by Amy Lau Design out of New York

If someone asked me to describe my style, mid century modern would not come out of my mouth.  At least I wouldn’t have thought so 6 months ago.  Luckily, I grew up with a father who taught that you don’t have to prefer something to appreciate it.  Then I begun an appreciation for the vintage modern style.  That appreciation grew to like and that like grew to – I need a chair like this in my house now.  (side note, I feel like the first part of that sentence is a quote from a movie… minus the chair part… I’ll think of it…) Now, back to the chairs – My desire for a modern chair was in slight contradiction with my vision for the rest of my house.  I live in a 110 year old farm house which I have done in a three-way mixture of industrial, rustic, and traditional.

Last night, I went to after-work drinks with some work collegues and we were talking about my new desire to find a vintage mid-century modern chair. One of the men, who is an avid antique hunter, was trying to convince me that I could make it work, regardless of my current personal style. He was convincing that my love for the chair would overwhelm any preconceived notion of how this chair would fit into my current design scheme.

Today, I set out to find a slew of mid-century modern chairs and how they fit themselves right in with a variety of different styles.  Above a Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair is the perfect soft focal point in this rustic loft living room designed by Amy Lau Design

Fiorella Design eclectic family room

*living room by Fiorella Design

Eames® Molded Plastic Rocker - RAR

*an Eames molded plastic rocker adds an eclectic spin on this otherwise traditional living room.  $479.00 Design Within Reach

Mirror and Head Wall eclectic living room
*bold blue and high gloss white frames are complimented with an Eames Molded Plywood Lounge $779 Design Within Reach
Nilas bedroom eclectic kids

*In a whimsical childrens bedroom, another Eames molded plastic rocker.

master bedroom contemporary bedroom
Wegner Papa Bear Chair

*another Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair stands out in a contemporary bedroom.  Chair from Danish Design Store.

*this might be my favorite.  Easy and comfortable in a natural minimalist setting.  Hans Wegner CH25 Easy Chair (image from Danish Design Store)

Now that I’m entirely convinced that I need one of these chairs in my house, it is officially on my radar!

How do you feel about these small doses of mid-century modern style?  Would you add an element of it into your home?  Let me know!

P.S.  I’m pretty sure that quote about appreciation growing to like is from My Big Fat Greek Wedding… I love that movie.

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