How To Buy Vintage Mid Century Modern Armchair

Mid Century Modern Armchair

How To Buy Vintage Mid Century Modern Armchair – Mid century modern furniture design emerged post World War II and continued its development until the mid 1960s. During this period, many ground-breaking furniture pieces were designed by forward-thinking designers such as Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, George Nelson and so forth. Mid century modern furniture design style is characterized by its simple/clean lines, minimalism, and organic/geometric shapes. Although mid century modern furniture was designed more than half a century ago, its timeless designs have remained popular to this day.

If you are buying a vintage mid century modern armchair, inspect the piece carefully. Always look for a manufacturer’s label or marking to identify its authenticity to avoid wasting your money on a knockoff. Expect some wear from its age and usage. Avoid buying a piece that requires restoration, unless you are sure that you can do it yourself without destroying its integrity or find a qualified furniture restoration service in your area.

The vintage mid century modern armchair original pieces by well-known designers are highly sought after and very expensive. Set a limit on what you can afford. If a vintage original is too expensive for you, go with a licensed reproduction – but be sure to stay away from a knockoff! If you are buying from a brick and mortar store, do not hesitate to haggle. If you are buying from an online store, look for an incentive such as free shipping or a promotional coupon to save money.