What is Mid-Century Modern? | Nest Modern Design Culture

A great post and concise wrap up of what mid-century modern design is all about!

While the article mainly refers to architecture, the MCM ideals of “function over fussiness, and making conceptual artistry attainable through everyday objects” can and does directly relate to modernist landscapes.

Through the use of simple. natural materials that complement the home, the extension of living areas into functional outdoor spaces and the highlighting of the garden through thoughtful use of planting, modernist landscapes are practical and beautiful.

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Mid-century modern, or MCM as devotees call it in shorthand, was spawned from the Modernist movement. Modernism defined a cultural movement that spanned the realms of architecture, literature, philosophy, and music in the late 19th century in Europe. The guiding principle of the movement was function over fussiness, and making conceptual artistry attainable through everyday objects.

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