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1950-1959

Famous Modern Furniture Timeline 1950 – 1959

After World War II, the public as a whole looked to warmer and softer furniture, organic forms, warmer products like timber and upholstered chairs. They wanted to be cared for by their furniture, feel comfortable and most of all have some luxury that had long be missing.

Designers like the Eameses, Gio Ponti, Harry Bertoia, Arne Jaconsen and Eero Saarinen led the way in the modernist organic style embrassing the new technology that had been advanced during the war to try and make enough quality furniture for the high demand required by the public.

Famous Modern Classic Furniture for the period of 1950 to 1959

1950 Antelope – Earnest Race

1950 EM TableJean Prouve

1950 Antony ChairJean Prouve

1950 Eames Storage UnitsEames

1950 RAR Rocking ChairEames

1950-53 DAR Chair- Dining Armchair RodEames

1951 Elliptical TableEames

1951-1953 Wire Mesh Chair – Charles and Ray Eames

1951-1957 Superleggera, Model no.699 – Gio Ponti

1952 Wire Collection- Harry Bertoia

1952 Ant Chair- Arne Jacobsen

1954 Rocking Stool – Isamu Noguchi

1954 – 1957 Mezzadro – Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

1956 670 Lounge Chair and 671 Ottoman Eames

1956 Utrech Sofa- Gerrit Rietveld

1956 Marshmallow SofaGeorge Nelson and Irving

1956 Friedman House- Frank Lloyd Wright

1956 PK22- Paul Kjaerholm

1957 3107 Series 7 Chair- Arne Jacobsen

1957 3316 Aeeget Egg ChairArne Jacobsen

1957 Swan Chair- Arne Jacobsen

1956/57 Tulip Chairs and Pedestal TableEero Saarinen

1957 Sella – Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

1958 Comprehensive Storage System- George Nelson

1958 Aluminium Group Eames

Continue the timeline for other classic modern furniture dates below.

1900 – 1909

1910 – 1919

1920 – 1929

1930 – 1939

1940 – 1949

1960 – 1969

1970 – 1979

1980 – 1989

1990 – 1999

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