Flick through the Instagram feeds of fashion editors, travel influencers, us average Joes … and—amid the selfies, wanderlust, and latest food fads—you’ll be sure to find snippets of mid-century modern design. Having been pretty much on-trend since it made its first appearance around 1933, the enduring popularity of the subtle curves and clean lines synonymous with the movement continues to ensure it as a favourite of design aficionados across the world today.
Devotees of the mid-century modern movement might be familiar with the movement’s big names, but the inspired team at Cult Furniture—a brand committed to making designer furniture accessible to all—should too be noted among those more famous faces. Combining their passion for colour and iconic mid-century designs, the Cult crew have set out to create fresh and dynamic designs that are as affordable as they are luxurious and innovative.
Blue Velvet CD5 Moda Armchair
Say hello to our CD5 Moda armchair in blue velvet! Inspired by the designs of contemporary furniture from Scandinavia as well as the designer classics from Charles and Ray Eames. Designed by our team design at HQ, who are dedicated to bringing you unique and on trend styles. The Cult Design Moda armchair features a soft ergonomic seating for extra comfort and wood legs with gold metal detailing which gives a stylish finishing touch.
These Mercer nesting tables are a must for the home when you need space-saving solutions with a contemporary twist. Featuring a wooden top with black metal legs, it also comes in a brass version to match your living room décor. Whether you use the design as a side table, an end table or a coffee table, the Mercer is compact and easy to move around the home or office. Opt for this black style if your interior takes on a monochrome palette, while brass is perfect for industrial spaces.
A dream of an armchair in plush dark grey velvet, the Effie upholstered occasional chair is a cool addition to livings rooms, bedrooms and hotel lounges. Tapping into one of this season’s most vibrant looks, this soft dark grey accent chair merges contemporary flair with Art Deco overtones. Stitched at the back, the curved bucket shape seat keeps you comfy and gold-tone steel legs will add the midas touch to your interior.
If you can’t get enough of retro styles then this green velvet Lola dining chair is sure to get your vote. The mid-century dining chair is imagined in a choice of velvet upholstery, offering opulent luxury and glamour for the living room, bedroom, office and even a hotel reception. Vertical stitch detailing and gold-toned caps at the legs make the Lola occasional chair a modern choice when it comes to revamping the home.
Meet our Smithson Industrial Rise and Fall weighted pendant light in brushed brass, a lamp inspired by vintage factories with a smart pulley mechanism. Available in a choice of brass, copper or black, you’ve found the ideal sleek industrial pendant for your kitchen, living room or restaurant. Thanks to its smart weighted pulley mechanism, you can adjust the height of the pendant, making this rise and fall pendant light not only beautiful but functional too! A great way to create a beautiful eye-catching centre piece in your room.
The shapely Dahlia Statement chair is upholstered in blue velvet and has a modern look. Choose your existing interior from a large selection of different colors. The curved backrest adapts perfectly to the the body and makes this chair a very comfortable seat. Perfect for kitchens, hotels and offices.
Although mid-century’s exact timeline is difficult to pinpoint, the period 1933 to 1965 is a poignant one when referring to the modern design movement—which, as well as influencing interior and product design, influenced the worlds of graphic design, architecture, and urban development too.
Today, Cult Furniture continue to embrace the aesthetic blueprint drawn up by mid-century modern’s pioneers; their timeless designs and high-quality materials keeping the trend alive. Browse their exhaustive online catalogue for inspiration, or visit their London showroom today.