Get Inspired with These 35 Luxury Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ideas ♦ After we showed you 55 Mid-Century Modern Living Room Ideas, we have now compiled 35 looks of mid-century modern dining rooms for you to get inspired and get the look at your own house.
A chandelier by David Weeks for Ralph Pucci lights a set of Eero Saarinen Tulip chairs by Knoll in the kitchen dining area of this New York penthouse by MR Architecture + Decor; the Hudson counter stools are by Emeco. Image Credits to Joshua McHugh
Vintage Lightolier pendants from 20th Century Gallery are paired with a custom-made walnut table and circa-1960 teak-and-leather chairs by Hans J. Wegner from Hostler Burrows in the dining room of this Montana home decorated by Madeline Stuart . Image Credits to Joshua McHugh
The dining room is quite similar to the living room on many accounts: it is versatile although it’s mostly used for having family meals such as lunch or dinner, but it’s so much more than that: the dining room is the place you choose to use when you want to host dinner for your friends or a formal dinner with someone.
You can use it for other activities when the coffee table is just too small but, unlike the living room, you can’t use the dining room for careless lounging because a dining chair can’t be as comfortable as a sofa for that. CovetED will show you how to decorate your dining room in the mid-century modern style and you are the ones to decide what you’re gonna use it for.
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The dining room’s circa-1963 Arteluce pendant light is from Bernd Goeckler Antiques, and the table and chairs are vintage Hans J. Wegner; atop the midcentury sideboard from Aero is a Harry Bertoia sculpture. Image Credits to Laure Resen
The dining room of this São Paulo home by architect Isay Weinfeld has vintage pendant lights, a Jorge Zalszupin table, and Hans J. Wegner chairs. Image Credits to Ngoc Minh Ngo
Although mid-century modern stylefirst gained popularity in the 1940s, the style’s organic materials, simple Bauhaus-inspired lines, and graphic patterns are just as appealing today and it has gained followers all over the world. This look is all about organic style and ease of living, which is reflected in their structure. Besides simple lines and pure forms, this style is also characterised by innovative accents and out-of-the-box art elements.
A dining table by Citterio for Maxalto is paired with Hans J. Wegner chairs by Carl Hansen & Son at photographer Wolfgang Ludes’s St. Barts residence, designed with architect Johannes Zingerle. Image Credits to William Abranowicz
Vintage Arne Jacobsen seating—a set of Grand Prix chairs and a Giraffe armchair—surrounds a minimalist dining table designed by Mori and Peter Superti, which is set into a polished-concrete floor; the centerpiece is a sculpture by Jeff Zimmerman. Image Credits to William Waldron
Hans J. Wegner Wishbone chairs surround a Heerenhuis table in the dining area of a Spanish home by Olson Kundig Architects. Image Credits to Simon Watson
One aspect that is very specific of this style is the use of particularly iconic furnishings that can elevate the overall design of the dining room. Today, CovetED will explore some of the most fresh and opulent mid-century modern dining rooms that showcase the essence of this style at its finest!
The steel-and-glass dining table is by Van Keppel-Green, the wire chairs are vintage Eames designs for Herman Miller, and mounted above the fireplace is an Ed Keinholz work; the floors are laid with cork. Image Credit to Roger Davies
At designer Isabel López-Quesada’s Madrid villa, Bertoia side chairs by Knoll are pulled up to the kitchen’s steel breakfast table. Image Credits to Simon Watson
Verner Panton’s acrylic Globe light hangs above Hans J. Wegner CH20 Elbow chairs in the breakfast room of this seaside California retreat by architect Dirk Denison. Image Credits to David Matheson