Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mid Century Modern

Mid Century Modern is probably my favorite design. I love the style of houses, furniture, and decor. It's sleek, stylish, functional, and often reflects nature. Mid Century Modern is simple and bold at the same time. I'm sure most people have at least heard of Mid Century Modern, but some may not be familiar with the overall aesthetic. If you've ever seen the Disney/Pixar movie "The Incredibles" you've seen an almost perfect depiction of Mid Century Modern. Have a look at some screen shots from the movie, they've nailed the look. If you haven't seen the movie, I strongly recommend watching it. Not only is a feast for the eyes for Mid Century Modern fans, it's a great story.

Pixar's The Incredibles House

Pixar's The Incredibles Kitchen

Pixar's The Incredibles Livingroom

Good stuff huh? When I first saw this movie, I decided I wanted a house just like this. For some, you've probably grown up or lived in a house similar to this because that was the current style. So, maybe Mid Century Modern isn't such a big deal to you. I for one, am excited about it's reemergence.

Due to the rise in popularity, a number of our manufacturers have come out with items that reflect this era. Emtek is one brand that has introduced an entire collection called "Mid Century Modern."

Emtek Mid Century Modern Cabinet Hardware

They've also got some pretty cool door levers and knobs that fit the Mid Century Modern bill. Below is the Bern knob:
Emtek Bern Knobset
Or how about the Hermes lever:
Emtek Hermes Leverset

Really, you should go check out the rest of the Emtek Mid Century Modern cabinet hardware collection. There are some real gems that are not shown in the picture above.

Speaking of gems, look at the design on these house numbers. Both Atlas Homewares and House Art make some incredible house numbers but the design on these two are again, the epitome of Mid Century Modern.

Atlas Homewares Number Five
Atlas Homewares Number Six
House Art Number Five
House Art Number Six

I've shared my favorite design/style. How about you?

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