Designs in the 1950s were inspired by science and space exploration. Atomic-inspired shapes and clean-cut designs created the style known as ‘mid-century modern’. After the war there was a new optimism with the end of the rationing, the new queen and the new look. Open plan living took off and new materials like vinyl and plastic were very present.
Pastels: pink, turquoise, mint green, pale yellow and blue
Modern: vibrant yellow, electric blue, orange, red, black and white
Which designer-makers best exemplify this era?