Living Room Furniture Selections by Decade -1920s to 1960s

The art deco and modern furniture movements brought on a total new look. Listed below is a variety of living room furniture items that produced during various times in history:


Eileen Gray Cocktail Table: Nowadays this unique item is made very much like the first model which was created in 1926. This exceptional item often is set in larger common areas.

Joseph Hoffman Cubis 2 or 3 Seater Sofas This model was initially innovated at the start of the 20th Century and comes in two primary sizes (two and three seaters). It would be perfect in almost any space, including a study or family room. These models of living room furniture became very popular for many decades.


Mies Van Der Rhoe Barcelona Chair It is often sold today with a matching stool. It was first designed in 1929. Inside it is filled with PU-foam and the outside is covered in fine Italian leather. It is very representative of the simplicity that was during this time period, which marked the beginning of the Great Depression.

Flat Bar BRNO Cantilever Chair (Brno Chair) Thiswas another very popular 1930s item. It is a basic sitting chair that can be placed in nearly any room, including living rooms or family rooms. It originally was placed in a bedroom.


Noguchi Tribeca Coffee Table In 1948 this work of art was first introduced. It is ideal for a home or could be placed in an office reception area. It is a triangular piece constructed of a tinted glass tabletop that sits on a uniquely crafted two-legged base.

Eames Black Plywood Table Similar to the round plywood table, it was inspired by Charles Eames. This one was also reconstructed in the mid-1940s, but instead of being produced with all wood it consists of a ash wood top and a strong metal base.


The mid-1950s seem to bring about a new revolution. Modern furniture design was taking over the traditional styles that used to be popular at the turn of the century.

Florence Knoll 3-Seater Sofa Variations of the original Florence Knoll design are sold more often than many other similar models. This woman’s famous designs were first published in the 1950s. She became a worldwide interior design icon in no time. A lounge chair and a two-or three-seater bench often is displayed in a room with this item.

Coffee Table By Poul Kjaerholm (1956 Model) This design has been reproduced many times. It still is a favorite in small living spaces. It is a square shaped piece that sits on all fours. The four-legged base is well-constructed of fine polished metal and is known for its distinctive sharp angles.


George Nelson Eye Clock (# 2238): Reproductions of this original popular home furnishing accessory are still made even now. It was first retailed in 1964, and is still popular today. Others that were created during this time include the # 2227 Star Clock as well as the Multicoloured Ball Clock (# 4755).

Hans J Wegner Ox Chair and Stool This fine set was first designed in 1960. Like most m modern furniture, it was crafted with fine Italian leather and durable base materials. The name of this chair is representative of the back of the chair which is likened to that of a pull.