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Mid-Century Modern Lighting for Every Style

Posted by Charu Gureja On January 23rd

We welcome our friend and guest blogger, Charu Gureja. “I’m an interior designer, passionate about interior spaces, architecture, furniture, lighting and art. Generally speaking, I enjoy anything and everything related to art and design! Growing up in countries like Egypt, Japan, Sri Lanka, India and Singapore, I’ve come to appreciate a wide variety of design principles.”  Pocket Full of Design . Charu brings to us her global point of view and her specific interest in modern lighting.


Like other elements of Mid-century Modern design, lighting fulfills both the aesthetic and functional needs of a space while eliminating the need for extraneous decoration. The fixtures have simple yet sculptural forms, which make them versatile enough to fit into spaces of any style, be it traditional, industrial, eclectic or contemporary.

Through the following examples I hope to inspire you to create your own unique look using Mid-century Modern lighting. The Paradigm Gallery website and blog are a great resource in terms of inspiration and products to help you along and I’m thankful to them for inviting me to share my thoughts here!


traditional meets Globo di Luce Pendant modern

In this living room, a modern Globo di Luce pendant meets an English period home in Oxford and the result is jolly good!



modern eclectic

These Nelson Saucer Pendants are my favorite and they fit perfectly in this electic-industrial Brooklyn home.



Sputnik chandelier in a modern colorful bedroom

                    The Sputnik Chandelier adds to the fun in this colorful modern bedroom!



arco lamp in contemporary cabin home

The Arco lamp is one of the most elegant fixtures and it looks right at home in this contemporary cabin like living room!



          Here the Asparagus pendant acts as a great focal point in this traditional Dallas kitchen.


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Does Mid-century Modern Lighting fit your style? Let us know in the comments below.

2 Responses

  1. Aileen N. Crane Says:

    While mid century modern lighting is actually manufactured now in the 21st century, this type of lighting perfectly replicates what was fashionable in the middle part of the 1900’s. Anyone old enough to remember that classic American cartoon which was widely viewed on Canadian television stations, the Jetsons, will surely identify with the bold, bright lines in mid century modern lighting. Many new homes are being designed to recreate that era and interior designers are having a heyday going 1950’s retro in chrome, red and black. Mid century modern lighting is the perfect accoutrement in this setting.

    Posted on February 11th, 2014 at 8:36 pm

  2. admin Says:

    Aileen, we appreciate your thoughts, and your right about the trend toward mid century modern in lighting and furniture.

    Posted on February 23rd, 2014 at 12:24 pm