Mid-Century Modern Furniture Gets Its Groove Back

Tulip chair

As the saying goes, everything old is new again.  Watch a variety of home decorating television shows and you'll notice that the popular furniture that once donned the set of "The Brady Bunch" is making a comeback. The clean, simple furniture design that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s will be the featured topic for Beatley Central Library's workshop, "Rediscover Mid-Century Modern Furniture: Design and Current Popularity," on Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. Host and antique furniture specialist Oscar Fitzgerald will explain the growing trend and offer an in-depth view about the furniture pioneered by designers like Isamu Noguchi, Eero Saarinen and Florence Knoll, who changed the look of the industry. By the end of this inspiring presentation, you'll either be nostalgic about tulip chairs or, if you're new to them, wonder why they stopped being so cool.


Beatley Central Library

"Rediscover Mid-Century Modern Furniture"

Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m.