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Tips For Collecting Mid Century Modern Furniture

Mid century modern furniture design emerged post World War II and continued its development until the mid 1960s.
During this period, many ground-breaking furniture pieces were designed by forward-thinking designers such as Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, George Nelson and so forth.
Mid century modern furniture design style is characterized by its simple/clean lines, minimalism, and organic/geometric shapes.
Although mid century modern furniture was designed more than half a century ago, its timeless designs have remained popular to this day.
It is always exciting to purchase something you have a passion for.
Many of the mid century modern furniture pieces are pretty pricey, so it is important to know what you want before making a special purchase.
Be sure to collect information on the piece you are buying.
You may also measure your space beforehand, so that you will know the furniture will fit into the space.
If you are buying a vintage piece, inspect the piece carefully.
Always look for a manufacturer's label or marking to identify its authenticity to avoid wasting your money on a knockoff.
Expect some wear from its age and usage.
Avoid buying a piece that requires restoration, unless you are sure that you can do it yourself without destroying its integrity or find a qualified furniture restoration service in your area.
The vintage original pieces by well-known designers are highly sought after and very expensive.
Set a limit on what you can afford.
If a vintage original is too expensive for you, go with a licensed reproduction - but be sure to stay away from a knockoff! If you are buying from a brick and mortar store, do not hesitate to haggle.
If you are buying from an online store, look for an incentive such as free shipping or a promotional coupon to save money.

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