The 1950s heralded in a new era in homeware. The use of plastic and glass allowed for a more playful approach to furnishings and designers such as Charles and Ray Eames began to create what would become iconic styles to be replicated for decades to come.

Here are our favourite mid-century inspired pieces:

Don Featherstone flamingos, $80. SHOP.

Junk N Disorderly yellow velvet cushion, $58. SHOP.

Clover teacup in dot design, $30. SHOP.

Dot & Bo mustard yellow rotary phone, $60. SHOP.

Cotton On printed face vase, $21.26. SHOP.

Collected Mamasita chair in Avocado, $350. SHOP.

Sunny Life retro sounds radio/speaker, $54.90. SHOP.

Nood 3-seat sofa in blue, $1999. SHOP.

- nzherald.co.nz