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Test Your Midcentury Modern IQ [Quiz]

Posted on December 30, 2013

Midcentury modern is an iconic style with timeless appeal. While it has been growing in popularity for more than a decade, it has gone viral with the TV series Mad Men. Midcentury Modern is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design that grew in America from earlier styles such as Bauhaus and the International style. Midcentury modern was meant to address the needs of modern life with multipurpose furniture made from new materials that made it possible to explore new textures and effects, colors and even new forms. See if you can recognize these Midcentury modern icons!

Take the Midcentury Modern Quiz Now!

1. The Tulip chair is an example of Midcentury modern design. It was featured in a TV show from the late 1960s on the bridge set of what ship?


2. This Midcentury modern chandelier was inspired by the first artificial Earth satellite and is sometimes known as a starburst. What was the name of this satellite?

Photo courtesy of Heather Garrett Design


3. Simple interiors are defined by furnishings and objects with striking form. What is this bold style of artwork called?

Photo courtesy of Baltis Architects


4. These chairs designed by Mies van der Rohe were originally created specifically for the German entry into the 1929 International Exposition. It is known by this city that made it famous:

Photo courtesy of John Maniscalco Architecture


5. This classic yet simple design where form and function meet turns a floor lamp into an overhead light. Translated to “arch” in Spanish, what is the name of this lamp?

contemporary living room Test Your Midcentury Modern IQ [Quiz]



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