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, styles and designs. 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 Today, it has been replaced by synthetic fibers, vinyl, tubular metal alloys, and even cane.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.