The design and décor of the Modernism movement began in the very late 1800s. Birthed by the German Bauhaus schools of design and the Scandinavian design emphasis on simplicity and function, the Modern Style is actually very old despite its name. ''Mid-Century Modern'' design refers to a period in history, it is a design style that was created in the 1920s – 1950s. It is recognisable by its clean, unadorned interiors. Use of natural materials such as wood, glass, leather, teak and linen are prominent. Moulded plywood and plastic are very popular in modern furniture, as well as polished metal. Furniture is slim lined and raised off the floor allowing for an airy feeling. Sometimes this style is referred to as 'Retro' because it harks back to a style of an earlier time that has been revived. This revival means we have loads of new products in the style of Mid-Century pieces also keep up-to-date with our Facebook page to see what authentic Mid-Century treasures we have in store!