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An armchair is an incredibly versatile addition to the home, perfect for creating additional seating when guests come over, or as a modern centerpiece in a living room or bedroom. They can be a beautiful aesthetic accent piece for mid-century interior designs, or just a comfy place to sit and relax.

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Mid-century modern design has been experiencing a resurgence in popularity over the last few years, and with good reason. The clean lines, organic shapes, and timeless appeal of mid century style furniture make it a perfect fit for modern homes. One particular piece of furniture that has become a staple in many homes is the mid century armchair. At, there is a wide range of mid-century armchairs available that can help you add a touch of classic elegance to your home. There's no need to search for retro vintage originals which can be expensive, there are plenty of freshly made modern style armchairs that accurately reflect the classic vintage danish look whilst employing modern materials to great effect. In this blog, we'll explore the popularity of mid century armchairs and how to use them to best effect in the homes of today.


The popularity of mid century armchairs


Mid century modern design was popularized in the 1950s and 1960s and was characterized by a minimalist aesthetic that emphasized clean lines and geometric shapes. The furniture of this era was designed to be functional and beautiful, with an emphasis on craftsmanship and high-quality materials. The Arm chair is an essential part of mid-century design, and many iconic designs, such as the Eames Lounge Chair and the Wegner Papa Bear Chair, are still popular today. The 1960s mid century look is popularised in TV shows such as Mad Men where vintage leather and danish armchairs dial up the style.


There are many reasons why mid century armchairs are so popular. One reason is that they are incredibly versatile. They can be used in a variety of settings, from living rooms as club chairs to bedrooms as easy chairs  to home offices as desk chairs. They are also available in a range of materials, from leather and wood to fabric and metal, making them suitable for any decor style. The use of modern manufacturing production methods to produce these scandinavian modern dining and occasional chairs with their iconic wood frames and genuine leather upholstery makes them highly prized and enduringly admired.


Another reason why mid century armchairs are so popular is that they are considered timeless. They have a classic elegance that never goes out of style, and they can be paired with modern or traditional furniture to create a cohesive look. Place in the bedroom with a similar style dressing table or fritz hansen piece and you'll create an oasis of retro vintage style. Many mid century armchairs are also incredibly comfortable, with their ergonomic designs and plush cushioning. Of course remember the option of a sling chair or chaises longues paired up with your choice of velvet sofas to achieve the right balance in your room.


Using mid-century armchairs in modern homes


If you're looking to incorporate mid century modern furniture into your contemporary home, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, consider the style of your home. Mid century armchairs work well in modern homes that feature clean lines and scandinavian style minimalistic decor. If your home is more traditional, you may want to choose an armchair with a more classic design.


Another thing to consider when using mid century armchairs in modern homes is the colour scheme. These types of lounge chair and ottoman or modern armchair are available in a range of colours, from bold and bright to muted and neutral. Consider the colour scheme of your room when choosing a new modern armchair, and opt for a colour that complements the existing decor. Perhaps a solid oak or ash wood frame coupled with vintage brown leather or a charcoal grey linen upholstery. When considering the details a beautiful mid century art print or perhaps a grey tweed footstool or a fine choice of pendant lights with the appropriate lamp shades can add the finishing touch to your minimalist scandinavian style masterpiece. When it comes to mid century originals you can scout the antique stores for original parker knoll, Arne Jacobsens, Guy Rogers or Jindrich Halabala pieces but these can really blow the budget.


At, there is a wide selection of mid century armchairs available that can help you add the touch of classic style armchairs and retro vintage style  to your home. These are ready built and ready to use from the moment you unbox them.



In conclusion, mid century armchairs are a popular choice for modern homes, thanks to their timeless design and versatility. When choosing a mid century armchair for your home, consider the style of your home and the colour scheme of the room. With a wide range of designs available at, you're sure to find the perfect mid century armchair to complement your home's decor. Why stop at the accent chair? Mallet & Plane also offer mid century style bedside tables , chests of drawers tv stands and console tables that will complete your retro vintage mid century modern interior look.