Shop the Look: Midcentury Living Room

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Bring the sleek, sculptural forms of the middle of the century into your modern home.

It's no secret that here at Dwell, we're big fans of the midcentury modern aesthetic with its emphasis on curvature, craftsmanship, and color. From the iconic Eames Lounge Chair to a mod pillow by Maharam Accessories, these designs—each featured in the well-appointed space above—bring the spirit of the times right into your living room.

Vitra Eyes Graphic Print Pillow
Vitra Eyes Graphic Print Pillow
Designer Alexander Girard's passion for colors, patterns and textures found expression in the field of textile design. Girard paired motifs from folk art sources with abstract patterns, creating playful compositions in vivid colors and simple shapes. This Eyes Graphic Print Pillow is part of a series of printed pillows optimally suited as decorative accents for a diverse range of interior styles.The inkjet-printed washable pillow covers are made of 100% cotton. Photo courtesy of Milia Shop
Maharam Dot Pattern Pillow
Maharam Dot Pattern Pillow
Invoke some comfort and design into your space with the Dot Pattern Pillow from Maharam Accessories. The graphic pattern and bold colors of this pillow make it a lively accessory for any interior.
Nelson™ Swag Leg Desk by Herman Miller
Nelson™ Swag Leg Desk by Herman Miller
Right-sized desks. It's like they were made to fit today's compact electronics. Colorful cubbyholes at the back keep materials organized and at hand with one slot sized to fit a laptop computer. This contemporary classic desk is open and freeing of space without losing the structural integrity common to desks.
Nelson™ Swag Leg Molded Chair by Herman Miller
Nelson™ Swag Leg Molded Chair by Herman Miller
A natural, functional piece for the Swag Leg line, the Nelson™ Swag Leg Molded Chair is light-scaled and sculpted. Ingenious engineering merges four legs into a center post with quad footing. For the armchair shell, George Nelson got permission from Charles and Ray Eames to use the patented process they developed for molding plastic.
Algue Elements / 25 Pack from Vitra
Algue Elements / 25 Pack from Vitra
Algues are at one and the same time interior design components and decorative elements. Reminiscent of plants, the plastic elements can be linked together to form web-like textures - from light curtains to opaque, thick room dividers. Twenty-five Algues are required for one square yard of light net mesh. Sold in packs of 25.
Fortebraccio Floor Task by Luceplan
Fortebraccio Floor Task by Luceplan
The Fortebraccio Floor Task by Luceplan, designed by Paolo Rizzatto and Albert Meda, features disarming simplicity of form, fantastic flexibility, and a unique handle that directs the light beam.
Herman Miller Lotus Bubble Floor Lamp - Pear by George Nelson
Herman Miller Lotus Bubble Floor Lamp - Pear by George Nelson
Introduced in 1952, the George Nelson Lotus Bubble Floor Lamp – Pear features the famed spray-coated plastic material that hugs a steel wire frame, and stands on a tall stem with an either Brushed Nickel or Walnut base. The result is a softly diffused light that is integral to the iconic nature of the design. Photo courtesy of YLighting
Eames Lounge Chair with Ottoman from Herman Miller
Eames Lounge Chair with Ottoman from Herman Miller
The Eames® Lounge Chair and Ottoman are considered among the most significant and collectible furniture designs of the 20th century. When the set was introduced in 1956, there was nothing else like it. The design was completely new and merged comfort with a clean, yet welcoming aesthetic. Today, the pair remains a true icon of modern design.

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