If we had to describe Milan Design Week in just a few words, then these would probably have to be ‘Mad Men chic’. If you’ve ever watched the first series of Mad Men, then you’ll most likely be familiar with the iconic and distinguished mid-century classics that set the picture scene by scene. This timeless and masculine look was given a bit of a twist at the Milan Furniture Fair, where mid-century aesthetics met with contemporary elements for a whole host of new ideas.
The 50s was all about earthy tones and rich wood furnishings, which was demonstrated perfectly through the design of the Moroso Lilo Armchair. With its deep curved frame and autumnal upholstery, this distinctive armchair from Patricia Urquiola invites you to sit back and relax.
The Anglepoise Type 75 Maxi Pendant also captured our attention at the show, which exudes the simple yet sculptural style of mid-century lighting. Thanks to its elegant form and simple execution, the pendant light will complement many different interior styles and can be suspended on its own or in succession.
The mid-century look isn’t all about curved silhouettes and forms. Awarded an Elle Deco International Design Award (EDIDA) in the ‘Furniture’ category, the Molteni & C Segreto Office Console by Ron Gilad demonstrated just how striking angular forms can be on a large scale. ‘Segreto’ means ‘secret’ in Italian, which refers to the way in which the shelves and drawers are hidden by the retractable worktop and angular shape of the console.
Whether you’re after original mid-century classics or the latest designs in this style, we’ve got plenty of choice available to help you curate your perfect interior. Shop the look below or for help and advice, get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 0044 114 243 3000 or messaging us on Live Chat.