The 1920s were a time when ‘real’ furniture was out and people wanted to make their homes look more like museums or grand homes than small houses or small apartments. The 1920s offered up modern style, large windows, and a room that looked like a living room. While some people still stick with the traditional furniture and decor of their homes today, others are jumping to different, modern styles.
Well, it’s a time when you’re either a collector of things, or you’re a designer. I’ve been a collector of furniture as long as I can remember. In fact, I have a collection of over 30,000 pieces of furniture. I’ve even amassed a collection of over a million, which is the number of pieces I plan to donate to the Smithsonian. My goal in this space is to get people to think of furniture as more than just something that is for show.
I love that the Modern Movement in design started in the 1920s, but the fact that so many other people in the 1980s and 1990s are jumping to Modern design is great. It shows that we all have our own individual styles and preferences. We all have our own way of making things beautiful. You can find a lot of information about the 1920s modern movement in the blog Archive of American Design.
The 1920s’ fascination with furniture design is really interesting because it’s not just a style. The 1920s saw the birth of a new, more modern, way of living. You can see this in everything from the very first house built in the 1920s, the house where I grew up, to the 20s-era furniture in my house, and even the chairs that you see in some of the 1920s movies.
If it’s not wood, then it’s a chair. And as far as contemporary furniture goes the 1920s are basically the last decade or so of the modern movement in furniture design. It’s not a period of time, it’s a movement that really started in the 1920s, and it really started with the modernist movement that swept the world in the 1930s, but it didn’t really reach its full potential until the last decade.
This is a great time to be doing interior decorating. The 1920s were a time when the middle class was beginning to become more urban. The first Modernist movement took place in New York City between the 1920s and 1930s, and it was the movement that was mostly focused on creating modern and more “modern” furniture. You can see a lot of that style in the designs and furniture of our furniture collection.
Of course we have to include some of our more Modernist pieces, but for now we are focusing on the more traditional side of things. We have a collection that is mostly from the 1930s. You can see a lot of 1920s furniture in our collection, but we also have a bunch of pieces that are from the mid-1940s.
Our Modernist furniture is largely influenced by the 1920s and the designers that are associated with that movement. For example, the most popular piece at the store is a sofa that was designed by a designer called Robert McCall, who was influenced by the movement. Of course, there are a few pieces that were designed specifically by the 1920s, like the kitchen table and the lamp that you can see below.
While we haven’t been able to find any new examples of Modernist furniture before, it’s still a fun to look at. The fact is that the modernist style was only made into pieces when it was popularized by the 1950s and 1960s, and it wasn’t until the 1980s that modernism was more popular. We still have a few old pictures of the same piece that we’ve seen on the museum’s website, but it’s not really worth looking at.
The 1920s is also when we see a lot of furniture to fall back on to make room for the new. That said, there are still examples of older pieces we can go back to for inspiration. The most modern example of this style would be the kitchen table we saw in our last article. In the middle of the 1920s, kitchen tables were not that common.