Ten timeless mid-century modern interiors

For our most current Dezeen lookbook, we have collected 10 initiatives from the Dezeen archives that showcase sophisticated mid-century contemporary interiors with a modern day really feel.

As the name implies, mid-century fashionable is the name of a design of design and style and architecture from the middle of the 20th century, typically observed as spanning from the mid-1940s until finally the late 1960s.

A variety of designers and architects who had been active through this time period established furnishings pieces that have gone on to turn into present day classics, which includes chairs by Ray and Charles Eames and lights by Isamu Noguchi.

Below, we have gathered visuals of 10 initiatives where by mid-century present day design and style has been used to produce interiors that are classy without the need of sensation chilly or stark.

This is the latest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks collection that offers visible inspiration for designers and structure enthusiasts. Earlier lookbooks include home libraries, minimalist bedrooms and Shaker-design interiors.

Frost House, US, Karen Valentine and Bob Coscarelli

Michigan’s Frost Home is a prefabricated residence from the 1960s. New entrepreneurs Karen Valentine and Bob Coscarelli decided to minimise their interventions and take a preservationist strategy when they bought the property, which continue to has its unique format.

Frost Home has also retained its authentic Knoll home furnishings, which includes a gridded-steel Bertoia facet chair, as properly as its distinctive constructed-in cabinetry.

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Biscuit Loft by OWIU (Only Way Is Up)

Biscuit Loft, US, by OWIU Studio

Items by mid-century modern designers these types of as Ray and Charles Eames, whose lounge chair sits future to a floor-to-ceiling window, and Isamu Noguchi beautify this Los Angeles loft that was created to nod to Japanese minimalism.

The dwelling room’s neutral product-coloured palette is increased by picket details and black window frames, which include a graphic element to the inside.

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Eames House Conservation Management Plan

Eames Dwelling, US, by Charles and Ray Eames

Possibly the greatest instance of mid-century modern day style and design, designer pair Ray and Charles Eames’ eponymous house is filled with the couple’s very own creations.

The present decor is meant to replicate how they appreciated the property, with numerous household furniture, textbooks, fabrics, artwork, shells, rocks and straw baskets retained in the developing, which was accomplished by the Eameses in 1949.

It is considered as a crucial instance of the Case Examine Residence experiments for constructing postwar American houses.

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Puro Hotel Stare Miasto Kraków by Studio Paradowski

Puro Hotel, Poland, by Studio Paradowski

Studio Paradowski’s renovation of a resort in Kraków, Poland, was knowledgeable by the city’s interwar cafes as very well as the “clean up functionalism” of its mid-century modern-day cinemas.

The result is a fantastically realised inside with a powerful retro flavour but a modern day structure and information. Normal oak panelling and stone was utilised alongside one another with Polish-made glass and ceramics to produce tactile surfaces.

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Moore Property, US, by Woods + Dangaran

Los Angeles studio Woods + Dangaran gave the Moore House in LA’s Los Feliz neighbourhood a refresh that preserved quite a few of the 1960s house’s authentic specifics.

In the bedroom, pale teak panelling and big glazing that opens out on to a verdant back garden lend the home the experience of a mid-century holiday getaway household. A black-leather-based upholstered Eames chair and bedside rice lamp increase to the laid-back again vibe.

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Louveira Apartment by Ana Sawaia

Louveira Condominium, Brazil, by Ana Sawaia

This São Paulo apartment functions classic household furniture and vibrant patterned surfaces in a intelligent broken-strategy interior. Pieces these kinds of as the wood-and-leather-based Boomerang chair by American architect Richard Neutra correctly go well with the model of the 1946 Louveira constructing.

Window frames had been painted yellow to match the facade of the developing, their bright hues matching the polished wooden utilised for each the floor and a great deal of the household furniture.

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Diamond House by Michael Hennessey Architecture

Eichler residence, US, by Michael Hennessey

This two-storey residence in San Francisco’s Diamond Heights neighbourhood features put up-and-beam buildings, an open up flooring plan and glass walls.

In the residing place, an stylish metallic reading light-weight hangs more than a mid-century fashion chair and a cosy rug softens the room’s really hard surfaces and symmetrical strains.

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Sao Paolo apartment by BC Arquitetos

Gallery condominium, Brazil, by BC Arquitetos

BC Arquitetos designed this Brazilian apartment to seem like an artwork gallery, filling it with ornamental sculptures and classic household furniture designs by Brazilian masters of the 1950s and 1960s.

Sculptural furniture is exhibited towards a backdrop of walnut panelling that wraps the condominium. A black and white Akari mild by Isamu Noguchi for Vitra peeps into the residing house from an adjacent area.

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Wall shelf in Azabu Residence

Azabu Home, Japan, by Norm Architects and Kaiji Ashizawa Layout

This minimalist Tokyo home options muted darkish tones and all-natural components, as very well as bespoke home furnishings designed by the studios who made it with each other.

“This challenge has been influenced from the interior design of mid-century American and Brazilian modernist takes advantage of of warm dark natural elements and picket wall panelling, lush carpets and tactile upholstery,” designer Keiji Ashizawa told Dezeen.

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Irwin Caplan’s Laurelhurst House by SHED

Irwin Caplan residence, US, by Drop

This 1950s home in the Pacific Northwest was originally crafted for cartoonist Irwin Caplan. Currently, it is a modern-day household, with an interior that however respects the bones of the developing.

White Eames shell chairs sit all around a streamlined picket desk in the eating area, which also has a graphic “Modernist” lamp from Z-Lite.

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This is the newest in our collection of lookbooks furnishing curated visible inspiration from Dezeen’s picture archive. For far more inspiration see earlier lookbooks showcasing home libraries, minimalist bedrooms and Shaker-type interiors.