The hallmarks of the 1950s home were modern design. Even the traditional styles were streamlined for the second half of the 20th century. New materials like plastics and light weight metals like aluminum were used domestically throughout the home. Scandinavian styles using teak and birch were seen more frequently. Plywood was molded and shaped by design pioneers like Charles and Ray Eames at Herman Miller. It was the atomic age of science and technology. Modern meant space-aged and comfortable with a highly refined aesthetic.
We hope you enjoy the pages we've assembled here that capture some of the style of the 1950s.