Midcentury modern style is now firmly planted in the home decor landscape. And one of its elements, pop art, is cultivating a 21st-century following.

Midcentury modern style is now firmly planted in the home decor landscape. And one of its elements, pop art, is cultivating a 21st-century following.

Eye-catching, graphic, often tongue-in-cheek or sassily whimsical, pop art decor plays well off the vintage vibe and yet also makes contemporary furnishings, well, pop.

In the 1960s, artists such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and David Hockney created collages, mixed-media art and lithographs that depicted the talismans of popular culture. They took inspiration from consumer culture, from soapboxes to soup cans, flags to the funny papers, Marilyn Monroe to Mao. The imagery connected easily with mainstream America. It was hip, fun and relatable.

“I consider pop art a classic,” says Jennifer DeLonge, an interior and product designer in Carlsbad, Calif. “It was such an important time in design and it continues to withstand so many fleeting trends. As a designer, I’m always drawn to pop first because I appreciate graphic lines and very obvious color.”

DeLonge has launched a social marketplace app, Reissued, that brings lovers of vintage, one-of-a-kind and hard-to-find items together to buy and sell. A bright yellow 1960s Coke bottle crate was recently up for grabs. (www.reissued.com)

Fab.com’s pop art decor includes Quinze & Milan’s giant Brillo box pouf ottoman. Also of note: Karlsson’s minimalist wall clock made of two oversize red hands; Finnish designer Jonna Saarinen’s abstract printed birch tray in vivid tangerine and red; and lithographs in the Masters of Pop Art collection that includes Warhol’s portrait of Muhammad Ali, Keith Haring’s Untitled series, and Roy Lichtenstein’s Blonde Waiting.

Biaugust’s whimsical little black upholstered chairs shaped like dogs, ponies, lambs and buffaloes are available at Mollaspace. Here, too, is a vivid bubble-gum-pink and Slushie-blue map of the world, as well as acrylic coasters printed with blank cartoon-speech bubbles that can be written on with a reusable pen, and a series of canvas storage bins printed with old-school boomboxes, radios and TV sets. (www.mollaspace.com)

Canvases and throw pillows from the Maxwell Dickson studio feature edgy designs, including a photorealistic image of a tableful of empty liquor bottles, a typographic traffic jam of color-blocked letters, and the word “POP” exploding like a cartoon graphic. (www.maxwelldickson. com)