Forget cookie-cutter imitations – this stuff is the real deal. Our range of mid-century furniture contains some real delights – we’re really proud of it, especially when the team of dealers continues to surprise us with the stock they manage to source.
It seems like we’re not the only ones obsessed with mid-century furniture, hence the growing number of replicas. With imaginative and thoughtful designs, it’s not hard to see why these pieces are so popular.
The resurgence of modern mid-century
There’s no denying it’s a bit of a buzzword. For clarity, it’s generally agreed mid-century covers design from the middle of the 20th century – let’s say 1933 to 1965. Others will be a bit more specific.
What everyone agrees on is what’s kept mid-century furniture alive. It’s made for urban living, perfect for keeping up with changing lifestyles. "The designs were conceived for the smaller post-war home," Cara Greenberg, who coined the phrase with her book Midcentury Modern: Furniture of the 1950s, told Curbed.
Furniture is varied – sideboards, chest of drawers, desks and more – but shares certain characteristics. A balance between clean and bold, there’s a reason these designs still haven’t been bettered years later. Mid-century styles prove simplicity doesn’t have to be boring.
With Pedlars, the vintage world has never been more accessible. With furniture sourced from across Great Britain and Scandinavia, our range of genuine vintage mid-century modern furniture boasts items like Petersfield sideboards, drinks trolleys by GIE Gantofta and teak telephone seats.
In most cases, we’ve got detailed information about manufacturing periods. We’ve got our team of dealers to thank for that. With years of experience, they’ll continue to bring you the genuine articles – even as the demand for mid-century furniture grows.