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Finding the best mid-century modern furniture for your home can be a tough job. But often, the hardest part of the search is cutting through the noise and finding the furniture stores you can trust.
To help, we've gathered together some of the best brands online that produce and sell a range of mid-century modern and contemporary furniture at every price point.
In this article, we'll share 21 places to buy mid-century modern furniture, including some household names like West Elm and World Market, as well as some new arrivals in the market like Burrow and Maiden Home.
Meet the Experts
At Living Cozy, we work closely with furniture brands and industry professionals to create comprehensive guides to help you find the perfect pieces for your home. To write this article, we spoke with a number of interior design and mid-century modern furniture experts including:
Maiden Home believes that you shouldn’t settle–for generic design, lesser quality, or anything short of perfect. The New York-based brand crafts heritage quality furniture, direct from our craftsmen, minus the retail markup. The Crosby Sofa (pictured above) is a timeless classic with clean lines, the simple tapped leg allows the form to do the talking.
"Inspired by an iconic mid century shape, The Mercer is modern and minimal without sacrificing comfort. Equal parts striking and casual, this piece will become the most coveted seat in your living room," says Jones. Each piece of Maiden Home furniture is made-to-order in the North Carolina region using premium materials and cut-no-corners construction techniques.
"What I love about the company is that they are female founded, and support American made furniture makers," says Brooklyn-based interior designer Alex Nino. "I also appreciate that so many of their upholstery options are performance fabrics, which is something that's so important to keep in mind when investing in any piece of high traffic furniture."
"We design everything ourselves, and do a ton of research with real people to figure out their real frustrations, so that we can actually solve problems and make stuff that looks good," a Burrow spokesperson told Living Cozy.
Apt2B aims to make outfitting your home as easy as ordering a pizza. The brand aims to deliver more style for less money to help ensure that high style is attainable for more people.
Apt2B loves to mix old and new, with a range of modern design styles and a huge selection of mid-century-inspired pieces in unique colors and designs to refresh your living space and create a home that feels uniquely yours.
Modloft was founded in 2005 by Ted Toledano, with a vision of giving people direct, well-priced access to the best modern pieces. That means creating furniture with a commitment to "wow”.
“I was a customer before I worked here,” says Allison Kersun, In-House Designer for Modloft, “and in the ten years I have had a relationship with Modloft, the product growth has been like no other brand out there. It’s a great place to start if you like sophisticated, well-made products.”
Founder in 1997, Blu Dot makes modern furniture that's designed to last. After graduating college friends Maurice Blanks and John Christakos were looking for modern home furnishings and found that the things they could afford they didn't like, and the things they liked they couldn't afford. The pair teamed up with Charlie Lazor to start Blu Dot to craft modern furnishings at affordable prices.
Every piece of Blu Dot furniture is designed in its studio in Minneapolis. It sells modern-inspired furniture online and also has retail stores across the US in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis.
Industry West founders Jordan and Anne England believe that fantastic design should invoke happiness. That’s why the furniture and decor at Industry West has an emphasis on high-quality design that brings joy to your home.
Specializing in mid-century style and modern furniture and decor for home, Industry West has a wide range of furniture pieces from side chairs, sofas, and bar stools to coffee tables, side tables, bookcases, and outdoor furniture, so you’re bound to find what you’re looking for, no matter what that may be.
Inspired by vintage designs, Schoolhouse's heirloom-quality modern furniture is the perfect mix of function and form. Schoolhouse offers thoughtfully crafted furnishings for your living room, bedroom, home office, and more.
From iconic lighting and furniture to analog clocks, wall art, and vintage pieces, Schoolhouse offers a wide range of one-of-a-kind goods with stories of their own
From living room pieces to dining room and bedroom furniture, AllModern (a part of Wayfair) has a bit of everything in a range of modern, boho, minimalist, and Scandinavian styles at fair prices.
Whether you're looking for a loveseat to fill a small space in your home office, or a sectional or dining table, AllModern has a huge range of options with thousands of items — even sofas — shipping in just two days.
Article was founded to offer high-quality furniture at radically lower (and much fairer) prices than comparable retailers. So if you're looking for more affordable and approachable mid-century design pieces, this brand should be on your shortlist.
Whether you're looking for a loveseat, a comfy sectional for Sunday afternoon naps, some high-quality teak outdoor furniture for your weekend BBQ's or just about any piece of furniture for your home, Article will likely have some options that fit your needs.
With only three models that aim to satisfy everyone’s needs, Albany Park is radically changing the way people shop for sofas and sectionals online. “Everyone wants to anchor their home with quality, coziness, and style, our mission is to make that experience super easy from start to delivery,” says Albany Park's co-founder Darryl Sharpton.
To eliminate decision fatigue, Albany Park offers just three mid-century inspired models — Albany, Park, and Kova — and its furniture comes packaged in apartment-friendly, space-conscious boxes that can easily be maneuvered in stairwells, tight hallways, and throughout any home.
Offer: Use code COZY10 for 10% off sofas and sectionals at Albany Park.
Design Within Reach works with some of the world's freshest designers and brands to offer furniture and home decor items that are minimalist, and mid-century modern decor that matches form with functionality.
Whether you’re looking for an Eames Lounge Chair, a Barcelona Chair, or a piece from a well-known mid-century modern designer such as Herman Miller or Knoll, you’ll be sure to find it at Design Within Reach
Jonathan Adler is a design company with over 25 stores worldwide, and a thriving e-commerce site. The brand has a commitment to impeccable craftsmanship and luxury mid-century design furniture, lighting, home accessories, decorative objects, tabletop collections, bedding, bath accessories, candles, rugs, pillows, and more.
Jonathan Adler's design work can be found in top restaurants, hotels, and houses around the world and is dedicated to bringing modern American, retro, and glam interior design pieces to your living space.
Danish brand Hay was founded in 2002, with the belief that good design is everyone’s right, its co-founders and Creative Directors Mette and Rolf Hay set out to work with the world's best designers to make innovative, functional furniture at a more accessible price point than industry standards.
Hay has a huge range of mid-century and Scandanavian-inspired furniture from chairs, sofas, and sectionals to shelving, outdoor seating, and everything in-between.
West Elm sells a variety of home furnishings and decor. Its in-house team designs 95% of its products with additional pieces sourced from designers around the world. West Elm also has a focus on eco-friendly manufacturing and wherever possible, it uses FSC®‑certified, recycled, and upcycled materials (and creating less waste).
Whether you're looking for mid-century living room furniture to outdoor furniture sets, bedding, accessories, and just about everything else you could need for your home, West Elm has plenty of options. "I love their curated mid-century modern designs," says Jeanelle Ditto, the interior designer and solopreneur behind SoCal-based Blush Interior Designs. "Very simple, yet stylish. While they are not a great source for large-scale homes, their furniture pieces are great for smaller homes and apartments."
Known mostly for its street fashion and home accessories, Urban Outfitters also has a wide range of mid-century looks, including sofas, lounge chairs, media consoles, tables, and more.
The brand was founded in 1970 in a small space across the street from the University of Pennsylvania and now has over 200 stores in the United States, Canada, and Europe, offering a wide mix of home products at reasonable prices.
Anthropologie was founded as a lifestyle brand that catered to creative, educated, and affluent 30-45 year-old women. Its very first doors in the autumn of 1992 in Wayne, Pennsylvania and it now operates over 200 stores worldwide.
Originally known for its women’s apparel and accessories, Anthropologie also has a huge range of high-quality and functional home furniture and decor — including sofas, lounge chairs, poufs, ottomans, tables, shelving and more.
Looking for inexpensive mid-century Modern furniture? World Market could be just what you need. The brand is known for its authentic and affordable furniture items and home decor with a wide range of sofas, tables, storage, and accessories.
World Market sources unique artisan goods and handicrafts and design inspiration for its furniture and home decor from across the globe with a focus on value and affordability.
Interior Define offers a range of made for you furniture designed for the modern home. Interior Define offers thousands of customization options across its range, with each piece custom-made to order just as you designed them.
The brand has a wide selection of furniture from sofas and coffee tables to table lamps, dining chairs and everything in between. Each piece is made by hand using the best possible materials and goes through a rigorous 45-point inspection before it’s shipped.
Founded in the Pacific Northwest in 2011, high-end furniture brand, Rove Concepts was founded from a desire to modernize the furniture industry. The majority of its furniture is handcrafted in its own artisan workshop. "I'm a modern designer and Rove Concepts is a fixture in my portfolio," says Ditto. "The style and quality of their pieces are unparalleled and I have several of their gorgeous pieces in my own home. For luxury mid-century modern, this is one of my go tos."
Almost every aspect of Inside Weather’s furniture can be customized from the arm height and cushion detail on its sofas to the surface design and base style on its tables. Inside Weather makes furniture for almost every room in your home including sofas, shelving, dining tables, and side tables, and bed frames as well as home decor items like wall art, accent pillows, and coat hooks. It also has a range of super customizable modular sofas and sectionals.
Mid-century furniture has a classic, timeless style that is easy to mix in and blend with other styles. Emily Jones, design advisor at Maiden Home told us that mid-century is usually defined by:
Clean lines paired with strong prominent curves
Mixing heavily textured textiles with metals and woods for a blended material palette
Details highlighted through texture and form while still feeling minimal
"A piece of furniture is mid-century modern when there’s a marriage between form, material, and function," says Jones. "Removing some of the frills and details prominent in traditional furniture’s silhouettes, mid century moves to highlight the beauty in simple forms."
"Mid century furniture focuses on simplifying highly detailed frames into stunning silhouettes that emphasize clean forms. Instead of intricate details in form, details are layered in through materials, shape, and texture," adds Jones.
Why is Mid-Century Modern Furniture So Popular?
Despite being around for decades, mid-century modern furniture is as popular today as it's ever been. "A Big part of the reason why mid-century modern design is so popular has to do with the fact that it combines two of the most important elements that people want to see in their homes: functionality and aesthetics," says Yoselin Castro, Senior Interior Designer at Mackenzie Collier Interiors.
"Having a home that is filled with practical furniture allows one to love and enjoy their space as much as possible and even more when it’s filled with beautiful things too," adds Castro.
Ash is the founder of Living Cozy. He's been featured by publishers like MyDomaine, Realtor, Real Homes, Architectural Digest, The Spruce, Homes and Gardens, and more. As a writer his work has appeared in publications like FastCompany, TNW, and Entrepreneur.
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