What is Mid-Century Modern?

Introduced in the 50s and 60s, mid-century modern furniture designs were typically clean, refined and simple. Mid century modern furniture is defined by its unique characteristics - bold colors, splayed furniture legs and clean lines. Designers placed an emphasis on form and function. And this is why over 50 years later, mid-century modern decor is sought after today. You can rest assured knowing that your furniture purchase will never go out of style.

You might not realize it, but some of the most popular furniture and decor that lives under the guise of “contemporary” decor is actually more closely related to mid-century modern. This particular aesthetic is known for incorporating different kinds of natural and durable materials including wood, metals, and even glass and glossy plastic into one piece. Mid-century modern furniture prioritizes sleek edges and geometric shapes, with sharp lines and architectural angles. Fortunately, adding a touch of mid-century modern style to your home is easier than ever due to the popularity of this aesthetic. At EMFURN, we offer a wide variety of different furniture and accessories to accentuate your personal taste in the organized, utilitarian style of the mid-century. Here’s a taste of what we offer:


Our sofa collection is distinctive for its straight backs and simple, curved arms. Neutral colors make the perfect backdrop for contrasting blankets and cushions. Thin wood legs support the seats while taking up much less space than more traditional, heavy legs. The natural wood combines with the soft texture of the seats to lend a more organic feel to the manufactured furniture that we use every day. If the angles are too harsh for you, there are plenty of options for sofas and couches with soaring, rounded backs.

What about loveseats, recliners, and armchairs? Don’t worry - we have matching sets if you want a more cohesive look, or you could always feel free to mix and match, blending classic mid-century looks with more traditional pieces. Modern swivel ottomans make the perfect pair for a non-reclining chair or sofa, available in a variety of fabrics ranging from leather to retro-weave upholstery.

Storage and Accessories

Don’t be fooled: the soft, welcoming textile of our seats aren’t the only component of high-quality mid-century modern decor. The same smooth lines work perfectly with ultra-organized storage pieces, including modern media stands that offer a lighter alternative to the traditional heavy wood TV cabinets. Long, flat drawers or smooth sliding doors conceal your electronics and wires while keeping a low profile in a crowded family room. Glass coffee tables allow more light to fill the space, and come in a variety of neat shapes to offer a touch of something extra to the room.


Our modern office furniture gives you everything you need without the frills so you can stay focused. Whether you prefer our full-sized computer desks or smaller student desks, these tables provide the ideal workplace to minimize clutter. Hatches and storage units make great displays for family photos to inspire you as you work, as well as preventing the classic “messy desk syndrome” that so many hard workers seem to suffer from!

Traditional and Modern Harmony

The best part about mid-century modern furniture is that the simple lines and neutral color palette blend beautifully with pieces from nearly any other style. If you’re ready to freshen up some of your most lived-in rooms but don’t want a drastic home makeover, a mid-century modern piece may be just what you need.

Find reproductions of mid-century modern classics influenced by iconic mid-century designers such as Mies van der Rohe, Arne Jacobsen, Florence Knoll, Eero Saarinen and many others, as well as beautiful retro inspired furniture.

Furnish your unequivocally cool modern home with EMFURN's retro inspired furniture. Old is new again at EMFURN. All products listed here are replicas inspired by the original and in no way affiliated with authentics. Free shipping on most orders across continental USA.