The Mid-Century Modern style was taking shape over the years and defining itself as a trend that was in line with the tastes of the emerging public and the modern lifestyle, very active, accelerated, and focused on practicality, direct and simple. In this context, the modern sofa started to be assumed as a pretty usual element in all kinds of environments.
Furthermore, one of the essential characteristics of this style is minimalism, whose motto is well-known for being essentially pragmatic: “less is more”, and that’s something commonly expressed through a midcentury sofa, whether it is a modern sectional, a modular sofa, or another type of model.
In general, in a living room decorated according to the MCM, you won’t find anything that is a surplus or unnecessary element, since it’s indicated that each thing has an important specific function and utility. Far behind were those precious styles, full of small details in abundance and overloaded with styling, such as the Victorian or Louis XV style, which would quickly be categorized as old trends.
The answer to why MCM triumphed as a trend focusing on the direct is undoubtedly based on the change that society experienced during those years of global transformation: two world wars, the accelerated expansion of the great metropolises, the height of industrialization and massive migratory movements, directly influenced the way of seeing the world and the way of assuming aesthetics, the arts, sciences and human thought in general. If you feel identified with this style, keep in mind that it will take many years for it to become unpopular.