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Origins of midcentury modern design

Cody Krecicki
Feb 5, 2019 · 2 min read

The term midcentury refers to the 1930s to the mid 1970s and the associated term modern refers to the Scandinavian design that was very influential at this time. During the 1930s international style was big and the Bauhaus movement was happening in Germany. Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe were apart of the Bauhaus movement and brought the architectural style to the United States of America. An iconic style, born.

It is very simple, focused on materials, lines and its simplicity.

Common features of the midcentury modern style home include:

  • Angular structures with slanting or straight roofs.
  • Integration of indoor space with natural surroundings.
  • Materials used are specially woods like teak, concretes and
  • Colors are neutral overall helping main colorful features pop.
  • Patterns and textures stay neutral too.

Word of the Day: Bau·​haus | \ ˈbau̇-ˌhau̇s

  • of, relating to, or influenced by a school of design noted especially for a program that synthesized technology, craftsmanship, and design aesthetics.

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Cody Krecicki, President
Choice Internet Brands, Inc.

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