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At Avanguardia Antiquaria, we invite you to step into a time capsule and experience the irresistible charm of 1950s Italian furniture design. The 1950s marked a golden era of post-war resurgence and innovation in Italy, and our carefully curated collection celebrates the quintessential beauty and enduring allure of this period.

Italian furniture design in the 1950s was characterized by a delightful blend of form, function, and an unmistakable sense of sophistication. After the challenging years of World War II, Italian designers embraced a fresh, optimistic approach, creating furniture pieces that exude the spirit of a nation on the cusp of newfound prosperity.

During this era, renowned designers like Gio Ponti and Carlo Mollino were at the forefront of the Italian design scene. Their creations, such as the “Superleggera Chair” and the “Arco Lamp,” perfectly embody the fusion of artistic expression and practicality that defined 1950s Italian design.

The 1950s also saw the innovative use of materials like teak, rosewood, and sleek metals, which gave rise to the distinctive mid-century modern aesthetic. Our vintage Italian furniture collection captures the elegance and clean lines of this period, reflecting the modern design principles that continue to resonate with enthusiasts today.

Acquiring a piece from our collection isn’t just buying furniture; it’s investing in a slice of Italian design history. These pieces are a testament to Italy’s post-war revival, showcasing an unwavering commitment to craftsmanship and a timeless design sensibility.

At Avanguardia Antiquaria, we invite you to explore the nostalgia and sophistication of 1950s Italian furniture. Embrace the opportunity to bring a touch of mid-century Italian design into your home, where classic elegance meets the optimism of a transformative era in Italy’s design history.

Avanguardia Antiquaria is a place of research throughout time: a Gallery and exhibition space for art, antiques and design from the XX century, and a laboratory for the conservation and restoration of antiques cabinets, paintings, ceramics and gold-plating.

The dialogue between the narration of the past and present-day artistic research is the common theme that has given life to the oxymoron “Avanguardia Antiquaria”: the idea is to have objects born in different places and time live together in the same location.


“There are no beautiful thoughts without beautiful shake, and vice versa.”
(G. Flaubert)


Alcuni degli oggetti trattati: sedute, poltrone,divani, daybeds, tavoli , tavolini , lampade, applique, piantane, lampadari, armadi, sideboard, consolle, scrivanie, specchiere, complementi, cornici
Siamo specializzati in: Vintage, Antiquariato, Modernariato, Design, Design Milano, Interiors, Interior Design, Restauro, Midcentury Furniture, Arte Contemporanea

Epoche: ANNI 20 - ANNI 30 - ANNI 40 - ANNI 50 - ANNI 60 - ANNI 70 - ANNI 80
Aziende / Marchi: Feal, Cassina, Formanova, Acerbis, Bernini, Tecno, Poltrona Frau, Herman Miller, Flos, Lumi, Stilnovo, Fontana Arte, Stilux, Luxo, Philips, Arredoluce, O-Luce