Midcentury Furniture Fever :: Accent Chairs

Midcentury Furniture Fever :: Accent Chairs

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Midcentury modern furniture still have home decor lovers mesmerized. The very essence of Scandinavian minimalism relies on modern furniture. Their distinctive architectural form only adds on to their timeless beauty. They are unpretentious and sleek. I for one, admire their forward design, their informality and relaxed feel they carry so well. Mix some of the modern movement era “classic” chairs in a setting and turn it instantly into an eclectic interior. They are the perfect accent chairs and chances are that you have seen them around a lot, too.

One of my all time favorites is the Barcelona chair, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. It is one of the most recognizable Midcentury chairs. Similarly, the Egg chair designed by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen is also one of the most sought after accent chairs. Chairs like the T-Backchair, Eames lounge, Diamond, Paulistano, Mademoiselle, Wiggle, Scoop, Osaka and a few others are all architectural gems. Iconic. Timeless. It is worth looking at this collection of interiors with accent chairs for more inspiration.

A Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia

By Sandstein (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Accent chairs are a great way to add an interesting design feature in an interior that combines both an enduring appeal and function. They are perfect highlighters. Hence, it’s no surprise that Scandinavian Modernism is experiencing such popularity for their modern design concept is based on ergonomic, organic contours made for human interaction.


In every case, these designers’ chairs describe a significant design movement. Their form celebrates simplicity as an ode to basic lines and curves. This is the very reason why these forms will never be outdated and hence, have become ‘classic’. Can anyone resist their elegant style? Even if you can’t afford one, you can definitely appreciate it. If you’re fortunate enough to own one, treasure it!


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