“The details are not the details, they make the design,” mid-century monarch Charles Eames once said. And with this approach, Charles and Ray Eames became the household names of the mid-century style and movement appreciated globally. The term envelops a scope of design from the middle of the 20th century, as part of a larger modernist movement that set out to find smarter ways of doing things, with less. Born out of Bauhaus, mid-century design was fuelled by new technologies and materials and a change in the way we live.
At est we see strands of mid-century modern through homes not strictly confined to the movement, but certainly resonating with its famed aesthetic principles. Be it the gentle organic curves, geometric forms, exploration of colour and liberal use of wood or non-traditional materials; they all share a common ground of functionality, first and foremost. We’ve put together five of our favourite homes that fall under the mid-century modern banner, drawing on the classic concepts and golden objects that have endured the test of time.