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About Mid Century Modern

Mad Men is a great show for many reasons, but a big part of its appeal lies in its mid-century modern charm. Everything from the décor scheme of the Sterling Cooper offices to Don Draper's home screams "stylish in 1960." Mid-century modern describes more than just furniture. It was an entire aesthetic concept that encompassed art, décor, and architecture from the mid-1930s until the mid-1960s. The style is known for clean lines and lots of functionality, making it as useful as it is fashionable. Although mid-century modern furniture and interior design went out of style in the mid-1960s, it came back in a big way in the 2000s, and it is here to stay. Collectors prize pieces as much as art deco or art nouveau items, so your mid-century pieces do have a classic element to them. Because of their popularity with designers, decorators, and collectors, mid-century modern art, furniture, and décor pieces are difficult to find, but there are plenty of choices available on eBay. Convenient shipping options allow you to have your purchases delivered to your home, which is easier than hauling heavy furniture away from a market.