Mid Century Modern Furniture
Inspired by the iconic architecture, décor, graphic design and, of course, furniture from the middle of the 20th century, Mid-century Modern (MCM) is something we eat, sleep and breathe here at Joybird. Clean, sleek lines, minimal ornamentation, a belief that functionality is as important as form and a love for the angular compositions that define furniture from the 1950s, 1960s and even into the 1970s have made this inspired retro mod look one that’s destined to stand the test of time. We couldn’t be happier about that.
When it comes to architecture, we take a cue from Josef Eichler, Eero Saarinen, Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra. Our Mid-century furniture is inspired by the likes of Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, George Nakashima, Charlotte Perriand, Mies van der Rohe, Herman Miller, Paul Evans and Hans Wegner. And, when we really need a boost of vintage inspiration we turn to more modern muses in shows like Mad Men or even classics like Breakfast at Tiffany’s and The Graduate. The result is authentic handcrafted furniture and décor that are not replicas or copies of Atomic Era pieces, but instead are built with the same care, love and eye towards longevity that mean many of these vintage pieces are still happily serving their original purposes.
Our selection of Mid-century inspired sofas, sectionals and chairs provide ample options in comfortable, well-built seating to create an inviting, sought after look to any living space. Typically featuring a low profile silhouette and refined details such as button tufting, bolster pillows, hairpin legs and hand stitched piping, our mid-century modern furniture can be as bold or subtle as you wish to design it. Choose from hundreds of upholstery fabrics, colors, hardware and wood finishes to give your dream creation a completely customizable look that effortlessly complements your home.
Pick top-grain leather for an armchair or sofa to elevate your den or living room with a handsome piece that will age with a beautiful patina. Or select an accent chair with a luxuriously plush velvet that’s surprisingly durable for a fabric with such a glamorous appeal. If you’re an Atomic Era purist you’ll want to check out our collection of woven fabrics that feature understated color variations and the impeccably tailored look that defines Mid-century modern furniture. Once your perfect custom-made piece arrives, simply add a few colorful throw pillows and a favorite snuggly blanket, and settle in to enjoy your little slice of personalized paradise.
After you’ve designed the centerpieces to your setting, it’s a good time to start thinking about the accessories and interior decor details that make a house a home. This means selecting coffee tables, shelving, TV stands – even rugs and wall décor – that will reflect and enhance your sense of style and individuality. One of the best things about our Joybird offerings is they may have a timeless look but were consciously designed for today’s modern lifestyles. You’ll love little details such as desks and iconic media storage consoles with built-in cutouts for cords and wires, or that we offer avant-garde patterns of wallpaper that’s completely removable. Mix and match to create a look that’s as classic or traditional as you like. We’ve intentionally created a mid-century collection of one-of-kind pieces with enduring style.
Whether it’s hand carving tapered legs, fashioning eye-catching organic curves and geometric shapes or shaping wood with a nod to the best in Danish design, our goal is to provide custom made and curated furniture at fair prices that can be enjoyed for generations to come. The result is an online buying experience that’s unrivaled in this business and mid-century inspired furniture that’s simply a joy to have around for a lifetime.