The concept of furniture has evolved greatly over the years. From the Medieval and Victorian days of massive banquet tables and heavy wooden couches to the more chic sofas and beanbags, furniture has come a long way.
The post World War II period saw a widespread industrial revolution. Several major industries were mechanized and the furniture industry was no exception. This gave rise to the concept of “modern furniture.”
Modern furniture has dispelled all the age-old norms and introduced new materials, designs and styles. Earlier, wood was the primary material for any type of furniture. Today, it has been replaced by synthetic fibers, vinyl, tubular metal alloys, and even cane. These materials are not only easier to maintain, but can be molded into several different shapes and are extremely lightweight as compared to wood.
The material is a very small component of the change seen in modern furniture. This style of furniture is primarily characterized by its offbeat design styles. The unique designs are what make modern furniture so popular. The way a house or office is decorated reflects the identity of the owner. Modern furniture, with its innovative and original styling can lend that personal touch to any space. Curves and abstract lines are a popular design form in modern furniture, doing away with the conventional style of sharp, straight corners and surfaces.
Since the furniture is largely made from easily molding materials, the designs are not only aesthetic and original but also ergonomically designed. Apart from beautifying the floor space, the furniture also offers optimum level of comfort. Modern furniture also combines great functionality with the visual appeal. Apart from the various shapes, colors also play an important role in modern furniture. The novel designs of spirals and other abstract shapes are coupled with bright colors and designs such as flowers, butterflies, religious motifs and abstract art.