Archive for January 23, 2017
Modern furniture was first produced during the late 19th century during art and design’s modernism movement. In addition to embracing discontinuity, disruption, and the unexpected, the modernist movement was also characterized by a rejection of realism and traditional values.
There were two early schools of modern furniture design. Bauhaus originated in Germany and continues to be popular with designers and architects within the United States. The second school to create modern furniture design was the American Arts and Crafts movement. This movement also continues to influence interior and exterior architectural designers.
Currently, modern furniture designers continue in this tradition and remain influenced by the modernist style. This furniture can be recognized by its straight, simple, clea