The History of Modern Furniture
Modern design in furniture was made possible through the Industrial Revolution when new technology became available. Built primarily for function, modern furniture is comprised of plastic (pvc), glass, stainless steel, metal, and chrome. Some of the natural materials are wood, leather, teak, and linen.
The colors used in modern design are neutrals, black, white, accentuated by bold statement colors such as blue, red, and yellows. The walls are often white. Embedded within the design is the use of geometric shapes, circles, ovals, squares, rectangles, smooth even curves.
“The modern art movement preceded the trends of modern design. In painting, modernism began with the impressionists and others who used abstraction in their work. Modern interior design grew out of the decorative arts, notably Art Deco, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It reached its peak in the 1950’s and 60’s.”(1)
Here at EZMODFURNITURE.COM, we carry many representations of the original designs produced during the 50’s and 60’s. We have the Tribeca table initially designed by Isamu Noguchi, Eileen Gray’s side table, the Tulip chair and Tulip table and womb chair originally designed by Eero Saarinen, Bertoia chair originally designed by Harry Bertoia, our Eaze Lounge Chair & Ottoman originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames, Nelson style furniture, Le Corbusier Chaise Lounge, etc. We carry so many reproductions from these talented and innovative designers.
In addition, we are currently adding more product to our stock. Look for these new items coming soon.
Written by Janette A.
(1) Hartman, Dennis. “About Modern Interior Design.” SFGate Online. April 9, 2013. Hearst Communications Inc.