Modern furniture, with its clean lines and pure forms, has its own prestige. Dating from the mid 1920′s until 1960, representing various stages of development and sources: Marcel Breuer, who created tubular steel chairs, tables, stools, sofas and in the 1920′s, Gilbert Rhode and Russel Wright who designed maple and birch furniture scanning lines, aerodynamic Heywood Wakefield in the 1930′s, Bruno Mathsson and Alvar Aalto, who used blond birch wood molding techniques to produce elegant furniture heat by the end of 1930, and architects and industrial designers products made from molded plastic, laminates, aluminum and stainless steel, after the Second World War. For a profile of the interiors of the 14 homeowners, classic New shows how to mix these pieces with traditional furnishings. Strategies include a combination of ways to achieve harmony, using color to unify mixed furnishings, and contrasting the old and new. The results are dramatic, exciting, and comfortable. The book also explains the key forms of furniture and major figures of each period of design history.