Mid century modern dining table – Scandinavia in 1950s produce many innovative furniture designers who work with modern shapes. And materials to create simple table design that became a huge home furnishings trend. These patterns are still in demand today. Lucky shopper can sometimes find original works in vintage stores. And also furniture manufacturers produce reissues of original design.
Mid century modern dining table is a term that covers interior from about 1933 to 1965. It was a reaction to more decorative styles of 20th century. And an exemplification of designer’s excitement to work with new materials. Such as bent plywood. Scandinavian design was a big trend right now and was characterize by simple forms. Influenced by Bauhaus design aesthetic. Rosewood often use by Danish designers in 1940s, 50s and 60s. And often entire table, including bones will be made of it. Some designers, especially Eero Saarinen, work in marble. Especially marble tops. In 1950s. Towards end of period mid-century designers began to use metal legs on table.
Name to look out for in mid century modern dining table design is Arne Jacobsen. Specializing in mold plywood furniture, but whose table design would often be in rosewood with metal. Remarkable is also Kjaerholm, who became famous for his contribution to “FORMES Scandinaves” exhibition in Paris, Eero Saarinen, who created famous tulip table, and Hans Wegner, whose dining table designs tended to be made entirely of rosewood.