Mid-Century Modern Sofas

What goes inside a sofa is more important than the quality of material on top. The inside frame is what determines if a couch is worth restoring or throwing away. Most mid-century modern sofa frames are made of teak, white oak or rosewood. The frame is part of the aesthetics of the piece and frequently offers a sculptural element to the piece. Mid-century modern sofas are so durable that they are passed down from generation to generation. Sofas can come in many different variations. It can come in a low back or high back form and it can range from a 2-seater to a 4-seater. Mostly Danish is proud to have one of the largest selections of mid-century modern sofas in North America.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

Many Scandinavian and Danish pieces are made from teak, a durable wood that can be used inside or outside. The beautiful natural texture of teak allows for the pieces to be suitable for a variety of spaces. This wood is naturally resistant to stains and water damage, making it a great choice for outdoor furniture and a great investment for your home. Teak is also extremely dense with a high concentration of natural oils that allow it to last for years to come.

With the resurgence in popularity of mid-century style furniture, you may find it difficult to identify an authenticate vintage piece of mid-century Danish furniture or décor.

There are a few key things to look for:

1. Stamps or Markings: Designer pieces from this era will almost always have a stamp or marking to note the designer of the piece. If you have found a piece that you think is authentic, but cannot find a stamp or marking, feel free to contact our experts who can help you authenticate it.

2. Designer: There are many well-known Danish designers that have come from this era of design. We would recommend that you take the time to do a little research about popular designers to familiarize yourself with them and their design styles to help you identify their pieces.

3. Craftsmanship: Mid-century pieces are known for their attention to detail and high-quality craftsmanship. Pieces that are inauthentic will likely use screws, nails or glue which may be visible in the piece.

4. Materials: A good sign that your piece is authentic is if it is made out of solid wood. Many mid-century pieces are also created out of teak for its style and durability.

For professional authentication contact Mostly Danish today.

Mid-Century Modern on the other hand refers to a popular design style originating in Scandinavian countries that was later adapted in the mid 1940’s to late 1960’s in the United States. The mid-century movement was led by top Scandinavian designers including; Arne Jacobson, Hans J. Wegner and Grete Jalk to name a few.

If you are interested in viewing our mid-century furniture pieces visit the furniture section on our website or our Ottawa location.

At Mostly Danish in Ottawa we buy and sell authentic mid-century Danish and Scandinavian furniture. We carefully curate authentic pieces from well-known designers including; Arne Jacobsen, Hans J. Wegner, Kai Kristiansen, Grete Jalk, and more. All of our pieces are professionally authenticated by experts to guarantee that your piece is authenticate.

View our full collection of mid-century furniture at our Ottawa location or call us to speak with our team at (613)291-2204.

Our experts can help with full repairs to any damaged mid-century furniture pieces. We also refinish and reupholster pieces that have been worn over time. We can help you to bring the life back to your piece so you can enjoy it for years to come.

Contact our experts to properly assess and begin the restoration process for your piece today.

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