Nothing is more '60s mod than a conversation pit. Designed by Roger Hirsch Architects for a Chicago townhouse, this swingin' space-age round lounge is recessed into the floor –– not an easy feature to replicate, but the groovy tulip tables and lucite chairs are affordable (and versatile) luxuries.
Midcentury design is all about sleekness: unfussy, streamlined designs (and open floor plans) ruled. This home office space-cum-screening room makes ingenious use of a simple counter as desk space (with storage built into the wall, while the space above is left empty for projections on movie night.
Chic simplicity: two slick round black chairs let the Pollockesque artwork (and the window to the great outdoors) shine.
Proof that mod can be cozy: an iconic Arne Jacobsen Egg chair and an Eames molded plywood chair seem to float atop a fluffy wool flokati rug muted lighting and a roaring fire are always warm and inviting).
Ligne Roset's biomorphic "Togo" line is vibrant and tactile. Is that egg a sculpture or a table? Either way, it's the kind of simple, quirky touch that makes a room.
Circular motifs have a very '60s feel. The shape of these bubbly crystal fixtures is repeated on the wall treatment. The muted palette and refined dining set are what makes such a bold, geometric repetition of pattern work.
Orange crush, again. The sofa pops amidst an otherwise neutral, industrial space. In the picture on the left, note the bent-plywood walls with a sliding door that break up the open plan of an urban loft –– it's very much a "house of the future."
This inviting room has a very Scandinavian feel, incorporating sleek modern design with a warm, country house look (note the exposed ceiling beams). The Knoll Womb-eque chair is upholstered in a charming blue print, while the wood paneling around the fireplace is arranged in a smart geometric pattern.