This type of furniture came in to existence after mid 19th century when furniture designers started using new innovative materials in making furniture with new innovative technology. Prior to the modernization in furniture making, furniture was made with designed which looked lavish with optimum use of high quality wood and heavy decoration. Those days the furniture was regarded as a status symbol and people with sufficient wealth used to compare their furniture with ornaments. The more time it took in making the more value it deserved. At that time only wealthy people could afford that sumptuous furniture.
It is very hard to find those designs these days because the furniture makers of modern era use simple and light materials with glittering polish. The modern furniture is designed with simplicity and the designers now focus on the character, accessibility and functionality of the furniture which is just opposite to their traditional counterparts who used to focus on its tender.
These days the modern furniture makers use innovative materials in the making of furniture. Metals, plastic in its various forms, palm tree stems, plywood etc have taken over from the traditional teakwood, which is becoming a rare thing these days due to excessive misuse of the tropical forest which are the main sources of teak wood and its ever increasing price, which is un affordable by many.
The new materials are also durable and easy to manipulate in giving the furniture that novel look. This evolution in furniture designing has allowed the makers in giving a new insignia and new texture with unique shape to their furniture designs. The modern furniture is portable, functional, and strong and they also look realistic.
This new revolution in furniture making has altered the taste of people of modern era and they continuously look for the new designs and new look modern furniture to give a decent look to their interior and exterior design. Since we all live in a new world, the quest for contemporary designs of furniture will never die.