Browsing the internet I noticed how often websites give for granted that you actually know name, specifics, history, designer etc. of the mid century  furniture they write about.

I think it’s interesting to know something more about our desired objects besides their names, that often have a specific reason why. I decided, then, to go further and  investigate the history of the most iconic mid century furniture and share what I learn with you. If you decide to buy one of those iconic mid century furniture, it’s important to know its characteristics and history in order to chose between a vintage one or a contemporary version of it; quite often the price difference is not irrelevant!

I thought, then, that it would be helpful to create a resource page where you can discover more about specific mid century furniture.

I’ll update it every time I learn/discover something new so I recommend bookmarking it to consult it faster and your convenience.


Poul Henningsen – PH Series Lamps | Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni – The Toio Lamp | Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni – The Arco Floor Lamp | The Noguchi Lamp: “Akari” Series | Gerrit Rietveld – The Hanging Lamp 


Charles and Ray Eames – The Wire Chair | Arne Jacobsen – The Egg Chair | Eero Saarinen – The Womb Chair  | Jean Prouve’ – The Antony Chair Harry Bertoia – The Diamond Chair | Charles and Ray Eames – The LCW Plywood Chair | Arne Jacobsen – The Swan Chair| Eero Saarinen – The Tulip Chair | Charles and Ray Eames – The Lounge Chair and Ottoman | Poul Volther – The Ej Corona Chair | Eero Saarinen and Charles Eames – The Organic Chair


Charles and Ray Eames – ESU The Eames Storage Unit | Charles and Ray Eames – The Eames Screen | Isamu Noguchi – The IN50 Coffee Table | Jean Prouve – The Compas Desk | Isamu Noguchi – The Freeform Sofa


Alvar Aalto – The Savoy Vase | Dieter Rams – The Music Player TP1 | George Nelson – The Ball Clock