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Mid - Century Modern Design: Accent Chairs


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Chances are that you have seen in a setting an armchair such as the lounge T-Backchair designed by Milo Baughman, an American furniture designer. His chair design is considered a "classic" of the mid century modern movement. Its appeal is enduring. His furniture designs were based on simplicity and functionality while remaining affordable - (exactly my motto)! Therefore, it is no surprise that his designs have been reintroduced over and over again.

Black and brass T-back lounge chairs by Baughman for Coggin in a NYC apartment designed by Nate Berkus source: www.1dibs.com


Mid century modern furniture have a distinctive form - an architectural setup that adds on to their timeless beauty. They are unpretentious and sleek. I admire their forward design, their informality and relaxed feel they carry so well. So, what I'm try to say is that accent chairs as these will simply add on value to any setting regardless of the overall style.


Baughman sofa for a setting with a 1970's Parisian vibe at Jackie Astier's Upper East Side apartment
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Modern elegance and sophistication
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Baughman dining chairs in a setting by designer Damon Liss
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The Egg chair designed by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen is probably one of the most recognizable chairs of that era. Similarly, chairs like the Barcelona, Diamond, Paulistano, Mademoiselle, Wiggle, Scoop, Osaka and a few others are all architectural gems. Iconic. Timeless.


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A setting with many iconic chairs as accents.
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A bright color in an iconic chair makes a bold statement in any setting.
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Two Paulistano chairs against a sectional sofa.
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Gorgeous!
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A contemporary setting with twin Paulistano chairs
Cherner chairs for dining
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Jens Risom chair
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Iconic Mademoiselles with a vibrant fabric
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These designers' chairs describe a significant design movement. Their form celebrates simplicity as an ode to basic lines and curves. This is the very reason why these forms will never be outdated and hence, have become 'classic'. Can anyone resist their elegant style? Even if you can't afford one, you can definitely appreciate it. If you're fortunate enough to own one, treasure it!



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