Mid-Century Modern Furniture Evolution: 7 Designers Who Changed the Industry

Learn about all of your favorite mid-century modern furniture designers before you begin your search for that perfect piece of furniture:

  1. Le Corbusier: Pioneer of “Modern” Furniture and Architecture
  2. Mies van der Rohe: Mid Century Design – Glass and Steel Architect Extraordinaire
  3. Eero Saarinen: Curling Up in Mid-Century Modern Furniture
  4. Arne Jacobsen: Danish Influenced Modern Furniture
  5. Poul Kjaerholm: The Final Figure of Danish Furniture Design
  6. Hans J. Wegner: Simple and Elegant Minimalist Design
  7. Marcel Lajos Breuer: International Style

Now that you’ve seen what some of the most popular designers have made, you can choose what type of modern furniture you want for your home.

If you’re still not 100 percent sure what piece of furniture you want, you should check out popular pieces like these:


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#5 – Arne Jacobsen: Danish Influenced Modern Furniture

#5 – Arne Jacobsen: Danish Influenced Modern Furniture

Jacobsen Swan Chairs in Wales, photo courtesy of Flicker user artq55


Arne Jacobsen was a Danish architect and designer, born in 1902. His appreciation for the clean, simplistic elegance of the modern design furniture movement was evident from the start. As a child, He was raised in a Victorian style, lavishly decorated home, and the wallpaper in his bedroom was patterned with various colors. As a child, Jacobsen made the decision to paint over all of the wallpaper so that the entire room was pure white.

Jacobsen exemplified the “Danish Modern” style. He was one of Denmark’s most influential 20th century architects and designers. His buildings and furniture designs both illustrated a combination of…