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Even more than what it’s called, what it looks like matters.

Think about the shapes of the mid century era generally being very sleek and curvy. This wasn’t a time for rigid right angles in product design.

Formica countertops head curving edges, alarm clocks were asymmetrical ovals and wood trim around windows and doors had a simple but curvingly sloped profile.

Have a look at the object you’re thinking about and ask yourself if it seems simple but organically curved: tap option 1. 

If it is either to rigidly rectilinear or ornately fluted and excessively detailed: go for option 2. 

You’re looking for the mid century middle ground here.