mid century design meets big box retail - project 62 by target

The design of the 1950s (dubbed "mid century modern") was distinctively playful, imaginative and innovative - characteristics which have rendered it a top design trend over the last 30 years. You can hardly open an interior design magazine or scroll through Pinterest without coming across iconic pieces from the era by designers like Eero Saarinen, Finn Juhl, and Ray & Charles Eames. 

While you can buy many of the classic mid century modern designs at stores like Design Within Reach, those certified originals often come with a hefty price tag. In an attempt to bring the mid century modern sensibility to the masses, Target recently launched Project 62 - a line with pieces inspired by the masters but with price tags that are a bit more accessible. 

The best pieces from the collection pay homage to classic mid century designs while maintaining a decidedly contemporary look. Take a peek at a few of the items that I love and just might wind up coming home with me this fall. 

Furniture & Rugs

Lighting

Tableware