Minimalist Lifestyle and Mid Century Modern Furniture

November 02, 2016 2 min read

Post Date: 11/2/2016

We’ve heard about Minimalism in Mid Century Modern furniture. That’s because simplicity in design goes together with minimalism the same way that peanut butter goes well with jelly. But when we think about the trends that millennials are taking towards simplicity, we don’t always realize that the trend towards minimalism transcends the clean lines and flat planes that go along with Mid Century modern furniture.

There’s a reason that quality furniture is in vogue. And that goes a lot further than because we are tired of the low quality furniture that we’ve been buying off of catalog books for a while. Or at the local department store for a few bucks out of our paychecks

Today’s young professionals are looking for something more than ordinary, mass produced furniture can provide.


Whether you’ve read the blog or not,the minimalists blog is an example of this contemporary trend. Simple living is becoming more popular than ever. We hear reports of young people opting out of buying homes, out of starting families, out of choosing high paying jobs because lower paying jobs give them more purpose.

Today, the engineer who works at Google is praised but so is the humanitarian who goes to Africa to make change happen.

Minimalism goes far deeper than throwing things out that we don’t need anymore. So what does this mean when it comes to furniture?

Designer furniture, one of a kind

Why are young people on the early side of their careers choosing great furniture? It has to do with the fact that for young people, it's no longer enough to go to walmart and get the futon your out-of-state cousin used to crash on when you were in college.

Freed from the restrictive budget’s of college life, the millennials who aren’t choosing a life on the road in favor of a busy work life want furniture that expresses them. At the same time, they respect simplistic design and simplicity at home amid such busy schedules. Just like they want their jobs to be meaningful, they want their furniture to be meaningful, as well.

For this reason, young people are being more digressional with their purchases of furniture. They want quality, hardwood furniture that is clean, simple, and does not take up a lot of space.

The clean edges, flat planes, and elegant yet simple design speaks better for this generation than any generation previously. It's a mainstay, and we treat it that way at Gingko furniture.