Midcentury Mandeville

Mandeville House was featured as an example of Midcentury design in a recent article on Houzz.com. From the story, which you can access here:

Midcentury

What it is: With an emphasis on strong shapes, clean lines, iconic designs and the graphic arts, midcentury style nods to the past while maintaining relevance to today’s world.

Where it comes from: Midcentury style has its roots in the middle of the 20th century, from the mid-1940s to about 1970 — but that doesn’t mean today’s midcentury modern style has to feel like a period piece.

Good to know: Classic pieces designed by midcentury greats including Eero Saarinen, George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames, and Hans Wegner are still being produced today. Incorporating a few iconic pieces — like the Eames Molded Fiberglass chairs and Nelson Bubble lamps shown in this space by Lewis / Schoeplein Architects — is sure to elevate your midcentury modern space.

Hallmarks of midcentury style:

  • Clean, uncluttered spaces
  • Natural wood
  • Iconic furnishings from midcentury designers
  • Graphic patterns
  • Organic shapes