About Mid Century Dining Sets
The mid-century modern movement in furniture design, graphics, and architecture ran from about 1933 to 1965. Simple, clean lines defined much of the innovations during this period, and the furniture, including the mid-century dining set, is especially notable for its departure from ornate, carved features to more a streamlined look. Homes and buildings of the period follow the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe, and furniture designers find inspiration in these icons and their work. Dining room furniture takes on a more futuristic style, and a set typically has a round or oval table made of wood veneer, metal, vinyl, or plastic surrounded by sleekly designed chairs with a sculpted look. Designers create chairs to conform to the shape of the body comfortably, while using an economy of materials with nothing wasted. Your mid-century modern dining room set may not be ornate, but the seats are comfortable, and its simple lines convey their own beauty. If you want this modern look in your home, choose a mid-century dining set from the large inventory available on eBay.