These iconic furnishings look just as good as they did then.
Starting in the late 1940s Charles and Ray Eames created furniture that featured revolutionary use of materials and a distinctive shape, making their chairs icons of the period. Eames chairs have become synonymous with a distinct, upscale, and thoroughly urban modern design style that still endures today.
Hans Wegner created this Papa Bear chair in 1951, a testament to his principle of not taking things too seriously. He employed a 'serious playful' approach that still resonates today.
Introduced in 1947, George Nelson's sculptural bubble pendant lamps are instant mid-century modernism icons that still hang around today.
Furniture designer Mark Goetz wanted furniture that had a "reserved, quiet expression so they're appropriate in a variety of environments." The Goetz sofa, is resembles a 1950s version shown above.