Modern furniture normally refers to furniture made in the late 19th Century through the present, which is greatly influenced by modernism. During this time period, furniture was typically referred to as pieces of art which were usually created to serve a certain purpose or to be decorative. Post-World War II idealistic principles of commodification, cuteness, and functionality of manufactured items were heavily influenced the general aesthetic of furniture. This era also witnessed the rise of the artistic movement called Minimalism, which is related to an aesthetic philosophy of minimalism.
As the influence of modernism diminished, more traditional furniture design began to gain popularity. Although the style of furniture remained largely the same, it now included clean lines, simplicity, and craftsmanship. Unlike the minimalistic style of furniture which concentrates on bold patterns, the craftsmanship of traditional furniture focuses on the materials and their shape rather than their number. Many modern furniture pieces are often mistaken for art Deco or retro modern furniture, but they can’t be any less stylish or useful.
The most popular materials used to make modern furniture include wood, metal, glass, synthetic fiber, and concrete. Wood is the most widely used material for making pieces of modern furniture and one of the most expensive. It makes great pieces for rooms with open spaces, as wood provides the illusion of space. Wood can be carved into various shapes such as cubes, rectangles, octagons, and others. However, the most common forms of wood used for making modern furniture are mahogany, cherry, maple, oak, mahogany, teak, walnut, bamboo, rattan, and bamboo.
Metal and glass are two of the most common materials for modern furniture, which are commonly found in modern homes. Both provide a stylish appearance that goes well with open spaces and provide the user with the opportunity to showcase their favorite collections. Glass items in particular are a trendy form of modern furniture that is used in homes to add an illusion of depth and clarity to a room. Glass can either be framed using molded plywood or formed from various other materials. One of the most popular forms of glass these days is the molded plywood which is often used to make side tables, bookcases, coffee tables, television cabinets, end tables, and many more.
One of the most important components of modern furniture is the chair designs. Modern day furniture can either be harmless (where the arms of a chair don’t move), or armfuls (where the arms are able to move). Many people prefer armless chairs as they do not overpower a room, although armfuls can look very nice. Armchair designs also come in different shapes such as round, rectangle, square, and some even have three or four legs.
Modern furniture is usually designed to last for at least one hundred years (although most designs can be extended or replaced depending on how much money is invested). Modern furniture design features clean lines, bright colors, and high quality materials that can be easily cleaned. Unlike before, modern furniture is also made from a variety of types of wood, including mahogany, cherry, maple, walnut, etc. Most furniture today comes with at least one warranty (often two) and can generally withstand humidity, sunlight, heat, moisture, stains, dirt and dust. With its popularity and wide variety, modern furniture has changed the way people live, eat, relax, and watch.