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For many renters and homeowners, living in a mass-produced world makes us feel drawn to custom-made, vintage-inspired designs. Enter: Midcentury modern, a style made popular in the '50s and a trend that is clearly sticking around. Defined by clean lines, organic influences, and functional design, midcentury modern tends to mix contrasting materials — like wood, glass, and metal — which makes it super easy to add into your home.
And, no matter your budget, there's a MCM resource for you: For authentic high-design pieces, look for manufacturers that still create based on the original design, like Knoll and Herman Miller. If you're looking for MCM-inspired pieces that won't break the bank, there are endless retailers to check out. Either way, it's never been easier to score the Mad Men-esque look thanks to so many sites dedicated to crafting original and contemporary renditions of midcentury furniture and decor. Here, 16 online destinations to help you infuse your space with midcentury vibes.
One of the most influential manufacturers of the midcentury modern design, Knoll is about as authentic as it gets. And since you're getting the original design and make, this means you'll also be paying a pretty penny (as opposed to those brands who create MCM-inspired pieces). However, the price tag is worth it once you see the quality and unique design of each and every piece. If you're looking for authentic and eye-catching pieces, look no further.
Another authentic design firm, Herman Miller was founded in Michigan in 1940 and helped create what we now know as American Modernism. Items aren't exactly cheap, however the quality is on par with Knoll and a ton of items in its arsenal have become cult favorites among the MCM elite, specifically its line of office chairs and cubicle desks (which will look very familiar to you if you've ever worked in an office).
While you might associate Urban Outfitters with street fashion (hello, '90s) and cutesy home decor geared toward millennials, don't overlook its huge selection of elevated midcentury furniture — including coffee tables, sofas, armchairs, media consoles, wall hooks, nightstands, and more — which will make your home feel instantly updated yet cozy and lived-in.
Specializing in custom furniture, Joybird is a mecca for any homeowner or renter looking to capture the midcentury look without investing in actual vintage pieces. Choose from stunning beds, desks, lamps, and couches in a variety of throwback hues and fabrics that look great with any decor you currently have.
Featuring endless options — from lush velvet accent chairs to neutral couches to clean-lined media consoles to chic coffee tables to welcoming entryway benches — Hayneedle is a must for midcentury lovers looking for budget-friendly pieces that look as though you could have scored them at an estate sale.
Boasting an assortment of Danish midcentury furniture, from old favorites by Hans J. Wegner and Poul Kjaerholm to new, exciting pieces by current top Danish designers, this online showroom is full of minimalist furniture worth the investment. Bonus: They even have an online outlet store with discounted decor that is a little kinder on the wallet.
DWR is known for its midcentury reproduction — featuring contemporary remakes of classic pieces from Herman Miller to Frank Lloyd Wright — and houses one of the largest selections of authentic midcentury designs from past and current designers. Stock up on furniture for your bedroom, living room, dining room, home office, and much more.
Family owned and operated and home to a world-class upholstery and wood shop, Modernica builds each piece of furniture, one-by-one, at its headquarters in Los Angeles. Choose from ready-to-ship items (beds and daybeds ship in 3-5 days), one-of-a-kind desks and credenzas, and even midcentury-inspired ceramic planters to help bring nature indoors.
Perfect for homeowners and small apartment dwellers alike, CB2 offers an intentionally clean, minimal look but with an occasional pop of color, texture, or detail that adds dimension to your space, whether it's a curved velvet couch for your living room, an open construction console for your entryway, or not-your-basic teak seating for your porch or deck.