This mid century modern chandelier is reflective of the style and design that began in the mid 1940’s and continued through the 1960’s. It was a natural off shoot of Modern design that has often been associated with the casual furnishings and carefree look of the popular track homes in California during the 1950’s. Additionally, mid century modern was an era of mass production that produced furniture, lamps and other household items because designers believed they should be affordable to the average homeowner rather than just the wealthy elite. And the simple design forms of mid century chairs, tables and lighting were examples of this principle. The United States, Britain, Japan and Scandinavia became the primary centers for the mid century modern aesthetic. In the United States, leading designers during this period were Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller and George Nelson. They designed chairs, tables and lamps that were both functional and sculptural in design
Mid Century Modern Chandelier
Vintage mid century modern lamps were characterized by simple lines and a fun space age feel. In general, they were geometric with globes, hourglasses and rings being the more dominant shapes of the time. One look at this mid century modern chandelier and you recognize the inspiration of 1950’s lighting. Simple straight metal tubing that suspends clear glass globes to provide a light source and an artistic sculpture at the same time. Hang this chandelier in the vaulted ceiling of the grand foyer or hang it over the formal dining room table. Either way it will add mid century charm and style to your space. Get inspired and shop for a mid century modern chandelier.