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BEST BETS: 10 Mid-Century Modern Furniture Pieces We Love

Mid-century modern furniture brings retro charm to a living room without compromising the sophistication of the space. If you're looking to incorporate a pieces of retro furniture into your seating area or want to entirely redo your room with mid-century furniture, you can't go wrong with any of these top chairs, sofas and tables.

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Atwood Sofa by Gus Modern
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Atwood Sofa by Gus Modern

While the lines of the Atwood Sofa are straightforward and clean, this piece has plenty of fine detail to admire with blind-tufted top stitched upholstery in your choice of five colors and ornamental piping that runs along the seat and the arms. A matching armchair is available for purchase separately.

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Egg Chair by Fritz Hansen 2

Egg Chair by Fritz Hansen

The Egg Chair is one of the most notable of all retro furniture designs from the 1950s. Fritz Hansen has brought back the piece originally designed by Arne Jacobsen for the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen in 15 modern colors. Fritz Hansen offers a contoured Egg Ottoman for placing in front of these mid-century chairs.

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Vitra Low Table Set
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Low Table Set by Vitra

In 1972, Frank Gehry designed the Low Table Set to highlight the strength and aesthetic appeal of cardboard. Today, this trio of tables constructed out of a mix of natural hardboard and untreated cardboard can serve both fashionable and functional roles in a living room.

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Fermob Sixties Armchair 4

Sixties Armchair by Fermob

The Sixties Armchair shows off the whimsical side of mid-century modern furniture with its comfortable woven resin cocoon seat. Fermob also offers a bench to match these mid-century chairs and they work as an option for stylish outdoor seating on the deck or patio.

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Gus Modern Spencer Loft Bi-Sectional Sofa
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Spencer Loft Bi-Sectional Sofa by Gus Modern

The look of mid-century furniture with the seating possibilities of a sofa! The Spencer Loft Bi-Sectional Sofa is a great way to get that retro look in large rooms that require ample seating. This piece is also available as a three-seat sofa. You can purchase Spencer mid-century modern chairs to match the sofa as well.

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Artek Ovalette Coffee Table 6

Ovalette Coffee Table by Artek

Simple yet incredibly chic, the Ovalette Coffee Table designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara brings a mid-century modern furniture look first seen in 1954 to contemporary living rooms in a choice of oak or walnut wood veneers.

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Gus Modern Halifax Chair
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Halifax Chair by Gus Modern

The Halifax Chair  in your living room will give guests and your family a stylish, luxurious place to rest. The segmented back and seat cushions are arranged at the perfect angle to allow you to recline while still enjoying full support for the spine. These mid-century modern chairs are offered with red or black upholstery.

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Fritz Hansen Swan Sofa 8

Swan Sofa by Fritz Hansen

The Swan Sofa brings back another of Arne Jacobsen's mid century furniture designs from 1958. The one-piece seat and back is completely free of straight lines, and you can choose from 14 upholstery colors to finish its contours. Coordinating mid-century modern chairs are available for purchase separately.

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Kartell Joe Colombo Chair
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Joe Colombo Armchair by Kartell

A reissue of a 1965 armchair by the designer of the same name, the Joe Colombo Armchair is manufactured out of PMMA plastic, giving it an attractive gleam to match its sleek shape. These mid-century chairs come in black, white and transparent crystal.

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Blu Dot Free Range Coffee Table 10

Free Range Coffee Table by Blu Dot

The Free Range Coffee Table combines the clean lines of mid-century furniture with an industrial black steel frame and a pristine white marble slab top for gorgeous results. The same design of the Free Range Coffee Table is offered as a side table as well.

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Other Great Mid-Century Modern Options

These are just ten of our favorite mid-century styled pieces from our furniture collection. If you are trying to achieve a complete retro aesthetic in your space, you'll also want to look to the assortment of mid-century modern lighting, including chandeliers, pendants, ceiling fans and portable lamps, and don't forget the home furnishings like a George Nelson clock or the iconic House Bird by Charles & Ray Eames.

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