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Mid-Century Modern Design: Furniture

Some Mid-Century Modern Furniture Designers and Furniture Companies

Milo Baughman
Harry Bertoia
Joe Colombo
Robin Day
Charles and Ray Eames
Arne Jacobsen
Knoll Associates
Fred Lowen
Herman Miller Furniture Company
George Nelson
Isamu Noguchi
Jens Risom
Eero Saarinen
Hans Wegner
Edward J. Wormley


Classic Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Baker, Fiona,and Keith Baker. Modern Furniture Classics: From 1900 to Now. NK2395 B38 2011.

Bony, Anne. Furniture & Interiors of the 1940s. NK2395 B6613 2003.

Bony, Anne. Furniture & Interiors of the 1960s. NK2395 B66313 2004.

Grant, Kirsty. Mid-Century Modern Australian Furniture Design. NK2689 M53 2014.

Hansen, Per H. Danish Modern Furniture, 1930-2016. NK2585 H36 2018.

Koenig, Gloria. Charles & Ray Eames, 1907-1978, 1912-1988: Pioneers of Mid-Century Modernism, NK1412 E18 K64 2005.

Lamprecht, Barbara Mac. Richard Neutra: Furniture: The Body and Senses. NK2439 N48 L36 2015.

Lutz, Brian. Eero Saarinen: Furniture for Everyman. NA737 S28 L88 2012.

Modern Furniture: 150 Years of Design. NK2395 M64 2012.

Mussari, Mark. Danish Modern: Between Art and Design. BH301 M54 M87 2016.

Pina, Lelie. Fifties Furniture. NK2397 P56 2000.

Richardson, Lucy Ryder. 100 Midcentury Chairs and Their Stories. NK2815 R53 2017.

Sembach, Klaus-Jurgen. Modern Furniture Designs, 1950-1980s: An International Review of Modern Furniture. NK2395 M545 1997.

Find More

Find more resources in the Library Catalog. Select the Books & Media option and search for the subjects below:

Furniture Design History 20th Century

Furniture United States History 20th Century

Nineteen Fifties Design

Names of specific designers or companies, such as Saarinen Eero (be sure to put the last name first)

Find magazine and journal articles by searching the databases listed on the library guides below:

Databases for Art

Databases for Design



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