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Top 10 Mid-Century Modern Pieces for Your Dining Room

Mid-century modern is all about clean lines, contemporary patterns, and natural materials. Bring this classic 20th century style to your dining room with our top 10 mid-century modern pieces.

1. Span Dining Table

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Span Dining Table from Gus*

Capture the mid-century modern look in your dining room with the clean silhouette of the Span Dining Table . Its simple style highlights the wood veneered surface.

2. Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chair with Dowel-Leg Base

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Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chair with Dowel-Leg Base from Herman Miller

Gain an instant mid-century aesthetic with the a round of Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chairs. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1948, these are a true classic. Try mixing and matching colors for an eclectic pop of color.

3. Svelto Storage Cabinet

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Svelto Storage Cabinet from Ercol

The Svelto Storage Cabinet is a fresh take on the timeless 20th century design. Its clean lines allow the natural wood to stand out, while the multiple shelves provide plenty of storage for dishwater.

4. “Uno La Mela” 1963 Red Apple Poster by Enzo Mari

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“Uno La Mela” 1963 Red Apple Poster by Enzo Mari from Danese Milano

Period art brings color and a mid-century aesthetic to blank walls. A bold graphic print, the “Uno La Mela” Red Apple Poster was designed in 1963 by Enzo Mari and is a classic piece of 20th century artwork.

5. Mirror Rug

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Mirror Rug from Verpan

Bring unexpected color, texture, and style to your dining room with the Mirror Rug from Verpan. A bold geometric pattern in a warm color palette helps to define a dining space in classic mid-century modern style.

6. Brandy Trolley

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Brandy Trolley from Cattelan Italia

Embrace the cocktail culture of the times with the Brandy Trolley. Or load it up with food and use it as a serving station.

7. Saarinen 60-Inch Round Dining Table

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Saarinen 60-Inch Round Dining Table from Knoll

The Saarinen 60-Inch Round Dining Table is perfect simplicity. Eero Saarinen’s classic 1956 pedestal design takes the dining room table back to basics, a prominent characteristic in true mid-century modern design.

8. Bertoia Side Chair with Seat Cushion

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Bertoia Side Chair with Seat Cushion from Knoll

Bertoia Side Chairs create a light and airy look. Designed by Harry Bertoia in 1952, their padded seat cushion provides comfort and a subtle pop of color.

9. Shale Bar Cabinet

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Shale Bar Cabinet from Blu Dot

The clean modern design of the Shale Bar Cabinet brings a natural touch to a mid-century inspired dining room. Its stately silhouette is constructed of solid wood, adding warmth and showcasing superior craftsmanship.

10. Aalto Vase, 6.25-In. H

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Aalto Vase, 6.25-In. H from Iittala

Accessorize your dining room with classic mid-century modern pieces, like the Aalto Vase. Designed in 1936 by Alvar Aalto, this vase features an organic silhouette that can be used as a centerpiece or even an unexpected ice bucket at a bar.

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Rachel Kemp

Rachel Kemp

Rachel is one of the Merchandise Managers for YLiving with a long career in merchandising and is thrilled to finally be working through a channel that supports her passion for modern design. As a mother of two toddlers, she is practical, design driven in her decisions with furnishing her home and tempted daily with the endless options of home upgrades.

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