During the American Post War era, great creative minds such as Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia, and George Nakashima, designed functional + aesthetically pleasing furniture to suit the needs of growing families. Mid-century modern designs have stood the test of time and look particularly fabulous mixed with traditional and/or contemporary styles.
MCM lighting has a similarly impressive space-age look featuring sleek, simple lines. Think arc lamps, globe lights, and ceramic table lamps in a rainbow of colors. I love the contrast of hardwood + glossy white ceramic in this vintage lamp, just listed in the shop: