Thus I run into clients all the time that think value with vintage starts around 1939. Anything pre World War II. People seem to be shocked that the 1950's & 60's are considered to be one the design pillars of the twentieth century. Let's look at some examples of Mid Century Modern and their attributes:
|Natural material, organic shape, strong visually. Mortle & Pestle by bitofbutter|
Mid Century design is about clean, geometric and organic lines. While pieces can command very high prices in urban areas like San Francisco, the web is the main area now to find the best pieces-simply because many sellers don't realize what they have and steals can be found.
|Strong lines, organic shape, natural material. Swedish Modern Cat by mascarajones|
From Wikipedia: "Scandinavian design was very influential at this time, with a style characterized by simplicity, democratic design and natural shapes. Glassware (Iittala - Finland), ceramics (Arabia - Finland), tableware (George Jensen - Denmark), lighting, and furniture were some of the genres products' were created in."
|Strong, natural, organic shapes. Pair of teak swans by ModishVintage|
If you have a mid century modern piece, be sure to photograph it in front of a simple background so that the lines of your piece can stand out.
|Natural material, elongated geometric shape. Atomic Mid Century Carafe by TheVintageWhim|