If you were to peek inside the head of an architect or designer in 1933, you would find the seeds of the revolutionary design aesthetic known as Mid-Century Modern, which encompassed the period of time from the 1930’s to the early 1960’s. In the U.S. the movement was really a reflection of the International and Bauhaus movements. Designers and architects such as Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, whose philosophy was to pare down elements to the “skin and bones,” helped breathe life into this movement. Other notable architects and designers of that period were Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius. Their theories were a far cry from the ornate, over the top design philosophies from the Victorian era the century before. Mid-Century Modern heralded in a new era in organic design with natural shapes and fluid lines, with an emphasis on bringing nature inside. Here are some of our favorite contemporary products showcasing Mid-Century Modern style.
Modern Visions: Mid Century RLMS – Troy RLM Lighting
Inspired by the “less is more” aesthetic envisioned by Mies van der Rohe, Troy RLM Lighting’s Mid Century fixtures offer a modern interpretation of an iconic, industrial style downlight. Part of their “Modern Visions” RLM collection, these fixtures come complete with an aluminum shade and machined aluminum center adapter. This customizable series is offered in various mounting and lamping options as well as 19 standard, two specialty finishes and other options.