• Throwback Thursday: 1940s Style
    September 20, 2018 Meghan Adamo

    Throwback Thursday: 1940s Style

    The 1940s is basically defined by World War II. Basically every aspect of life was affected by it. In terms of design the decade is basically split into wartime and post-war. During the ware there wasn’t much new design as rationing and supply shortages stifled production for anything but war supplies. After the war it was a time of recovery, and production ramped up again. Technologies that had been developed for war use were now available to home consumers. After the war was also when the rise of the single-family suburban home began. While the first half of the ‘40s was still heavily influenced by the designs of the 1930s, the second half set the stage for the mid-century modern design of the 1950s that’s been so popular lately. But let’s take a look at what was going on design-wise during the 1940s.
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