Modernist, Mid Century, or Contemporary? Choose your Style

What’s your style? What make you feel better? If you are about to make some redo, It’s better to know where are your preferences, so you really enjoy your results in the end. Let’s see some basic ideas.

Modernism: The Origin of the Revolution. 

By “Modern” we refer to pieces of furniture developed in the first half of XX Century by the founders of Modernism, a revolutionary movement in Design, Architecture, and Arts.

Le Corbusier, Charles and Ray Eames, The Bauhaus movement, and even the first period of L. Mies van der Rohe can be labeled as Modernism. In this period were established the principles of all renovation movements that came later in the s XX. Remarkable products of this period: the LC5 Sofa Bed (Le Corbusier, the Eames Office Chair (Charles and Ray Eames). Another remarkable set of pieces of the period is the Barcelona Collection  and the Barcelona Chair.

Mid Century Modern: The Marvelous 60s

Mid Century Modern is the moment in the XXth century when several great designers collide in the creation of a solid creative collective. The principles of Modernism of 30 and 40 years ago were taken and updated with the new developments and findings of engineering, architecture and scientific progress. In furniture we can mention remarkable products of this period, such as the Noguchi Table (Isamu Noguchi), the Tulip Table (Eero Sarinen), or the  Freedom Chair (Neils Diffrient)

Contemporary Design: The Present

More than a homogenous category, Contemporary encloses the works of any remarkable live creator, so there aren’t any fixed set of rules or principles. Some names of living and remarkable designers are Stefan Diez or Sato Oki.

In Barcelona Designs you can give yourself the opportunity to enjoy many of these classic and timeless pieces of furniture, like the Barcelona Collection, or the Hans Wegner Shell Chair, for a fraction of the price of one original one.