What is Modernism?

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Modernism became a big movement in the post war era in America. It incorporated elements of industrial design and used materials which were never before considered appropriate to the home. They eliminated many of the decorative elements of the time and went for structure. Designers like Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Eero Saarinen, Mies van der Rohe starting constructing furniture, designing textiles, rethinking graphic design, and designing spaces with different criteria and unique results. From the Barcelona chair to the Nelson Slat bench, these items have become classics.

As a contemporary design team we try to embrace the principles of modernism, while incorporating our own take on things. We use a variety of materials — much like the modernists — and we have added our concern for the environment by working with recycled elements and greener finishing techniques.

The interesting thing about modernist furniture is it works in a great variety of spaces because it both contrasts and complements the space around it.