Ducks 'n a Row: Modern Danish Furniture for a Hip Vintage Look

24 October 2013

Modern Danish Furniture for a Hip Vintage Look

Modern Danish furniture, more popularly known in the U.S. as mid-century furniture, boasts a retro style that is surprisingly suited for contemporary homes.  With its sleekly stylized looks, the modern Danish influence pairs well with many urban-chic abodes or households that appreciate a great vintage look.  If you aren't impressed with stocky, overstuffed furniture styles, the sophisticated appeal of mid-century furnishings might be the perfect vintage look for your home.
1950's vintage diner stools
 1950's Style Diner

Mid-Century Kitchen Fun
With its sleek lines and smooth surfaces, mid-century furniture can be employed in a formal dining room or add a bit of whimsy to a kitchen.  Dining room sets with smooth wood surfaces gleam while chairs offer simple functionality with clean lines.  In your kitchen you might opt for a 1950's diner look complete with a chrome table and vinyl-covered bar stools.  Once you add some props of the era like star-shaped clocks and tell-tale fabrics you’ll have a retro look that is as fun as it is functional.

modern Danish love seat

Fifties-Style Living Room
The modern Danish look pairs well with many of today’s minimalist and urban looks.  For clean lines and an uncluttered feel, mid-century pieces are perfect for contemporary living rooms and family rooms.  Choose a low-slung sofa in a shade like avocado green.  Pair it with a boomerang-shaped coffee-table or a vintage credenza.  You’ll find that modern   vintage furniture will look right at home in your contemporary setting. 

Modern Danish throughout the Home
Of course, you needn't create a time-warp with your furnishings.  A singular mid-century desk might simply pair well with your other office furnishings.  You can find many modern Danish pieces in mint condition such as dressers, nightstands, bookcases, cabinets, and more.  You can add a touch of vintage charm without revamping all your other contemporary features; the style simply plays well with other styles that demonstrate the aesthetic of simplicity matched with functionality.

modern Danish nesting tables

Mid-century furniture has many personalities; it can be kitschy as well as elegant.  Its strong designs have stood the test of time and continue to appeal to modern-day tastes.  If you love this style, you can easily incorporate pieces into your home for a modern vintage look that is truly a most singular style.

Marie Ascolani is an antiques dealer in Berkeley, Ca. She is especially interested in searching for and acquiring mid century furniture.

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