Monday, March 21, 2016

Mid-Century Modern March: The Danish Modern Dining Room

A staple of Mid-Century interiors is the Scandinavian design sensibility referred to as Danish Modern. Starting in the 1920's during the Bauhaus revolution (previously here) Denmark produced a wide range of modernist furniture pieces. The style migrated to the United States in the 40s and thrived throughout the 50s and 60s with talented proponents and designers like Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner. Seating and tables were minimal and sleek, generally made from light-colored woods. But nowhere was the Danish Modern style more at  home than the dining room. In the 50s and 60s, credenzas, buffets, and sideboards (see here for previous definitions) on spindle or hairpin legs graced dining rooms large and small.

Hairpin legs on a Danish Modern credenza

Happy designing!

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