Traditional American Furniture From the Late 50s & Early 60s

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Traditional furniture evokes images of English, French and Early American designs . However, simple designs and natural woods characterized Danish Modern furniture, a trend whose popularity surged in late 1950s to early 1960s in America.

Features

  • Scandinavian exports eventually changed to meet American tastes. Teak and rosewood replaced lighter woods. By the time American manufacturers produced "Danish," it bore little resemblance to real Scandinavian furniture but continued to grow in popularity.

Other 1950-1960 trends

  • A surge in "pop art" furniture, new materials and a great increase in comfortable upholstered furniture prevailed during this era. Bent plywood, a process utilizing steam to bend the wood, resulted in wood furniture designs with graceful curves. Many people installed their telephones in the halls of the home back then and purchased telephone tables with attached seats.

Time Frame

  • Danish Modern's traditional styling diminished greatly and by the end of the 1960s its popularity decreased. Pop art became kitsch, and overstuffed furniture yielded to Mediterranean, the hot new trend. Fads come and go every decade, temporarily adding to that particular era's traditional styles.

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  • Photo Credit Plant image by Einar Bog from Fotolia.com loving furniture image by Orlando Florin Rosu from Fotolia.com white leather furniture image by Leonid Nyshko from Fotolia.com
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