Nero curves mid-century modernism in a new direction, mixing metal and marble in a forward-thinking oval design. Solid black marble with beautiful veining tops a sweeping trumpet base of black-coated aluminum. The Nero Black Marble Oval Coffee Table is a Crate and Barrel exclusive. With its clean lines and eminently cool vibe, mid-century modern decor has been popular for about the last decade. The comfortable and stylish designs fit with today’s more casual lifestyle and open floor plans.
In fact, mid-century modern pieces have made their way into the offerings of many mass market furniture retailers. This means it is easier than ever to find items for your own home. But, what mid-century modern mean when we talk about this type of décor? What Is Mid-Century Modern? Mid-century modern is an overused buzzword that has come to mean a lot of different things, and not all of them accurate. It’s really a reference to developments from the middle of the 20th century.
Mainly after World War II – in architecture, furniture, materials and technologies that become popular after the end of the war. Currently, it is most used in reference to furnishings and décor. While there’s much debate on the actual years that encompass the mid-century modern era, most sources generally accept that the heyday was roughly 1945-1969. Thanks to the migration from Europe after World War II, designers brought this type of interior décor of the United States.