Mid-Century Modern Style
The mid-century modern style was popularized during the 1940s and has yet to leave the mainstream gaze – for good reason. Defined by clean lines, organic forms, minimal ornamentation, and high functionality, the style has an undeniably timeless appeal. Join Best Design Books and discover how to use the mid-century modern style in your home decor with Carlo Donati‘s new furniture collection for Essential Home.
The new mid-century modern collection by Carlo Donati and Essential Home combines the best of both worlds, or in this case, inspirations. It is not only a tribute to the great Italian architecture and design legends but also a representation of Palm Springs’ mid-century modern architecture and design culture with its taste for bright colors and the typical upholstery with geometric patterns.
Named after one of the best Italian cinema personalities (Alberto Sordi), the smooth curvilinear lines of the wooden legs of this unique furniture piece take inspiration from the architectural shapes of Oscar Niemeyer’s concrete structures.
These same curvilinear lines are found in the sophisticated design of the Vittorio sideboard, named after the great Vittorio Gassman. The combination of the wooden black lacquered H shaped legs with a walnut wood body and recessed golden handles, recall the lines of a blooming flower.
The precious crossing curved brass frame of this beautiful screen by Carlo Donati, named after Giulietta Masina, creates an elegant dialogue with the upholstery- deep yellow or peacock velvet combined with a fifties’ taste fabric.
These unique fifties patterns are also found in the luxurious upholstery of Carlo Donati‘s Federico chair design, paired with the ivory back seats. This beautiful mid-century piece is a tribute to the great Federico Fellini, one of the best Italian film director and screenwriter, that was known for his distinctive style, which mix of mixing fantasy and baroque images with dreadfulness.
Embracing a fluid line design, this high-end rug design was handcrafted by the best Portuguese master artisans. Named after the iconic Claudia Cardinale, this luxury piece by Carlo Donati and Essential Home embodies an unexpected selection of wool colors, connected with rust, light blue, and sand powder palette.
Inspired by the Turin’s beautiful Palazzo del Lavoro by Pier Luigi Nervi and Gio Ponti, this unique lighting design embodies a look of a stylized plant with a round-shaped heart with the arms that rise like gilded branches. More than a simple mid-century modern lighting piece, the Mina Chandelier is one of a kind statement fixture for your design project.
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