The popularly used term "modern leather furniture" is hard to define. For many, it is furniture that evolved in the latter half of the 20th century, especially after World War II. The post World War period saw the industrialization of the furniture industry among others, which brought cheaper and more innovative versions to every home. Modern furniture let go of conventional designs, patterns and materials to experiment with more innovative styles. Mid century furniture is not only for design, but it is a way of life.
The phenomena of mid century furniture is here and here to stay as we have seen through the constant redesigns of classics. It's extremely easy to spot a mid century furnished house via it's beautifully sculpted lines, and the simplicity yet functionality of the pieces. Teak plays a tremendous part of furniture design and wood grain color and no proper mid century home goes without it's appearance. Infusing not only teak woods, mid century furniture focuses on the infusion of man made materials as well. Things such as fiberglass, and plastics have been extremely popular in the designs found in modern furniture. Denmark was the significant influence of the mid century furniture which can be seen from their modernism movement. Danish modernism designers found that the teak's wood shade, strength and warmth helped make simplistic pieces so much more. The movement was embraced by a WWII tattered world looking to find simplicity at home. Although several different synthetic materials are used today, leather still remains a favorite among manufacturers and consumers alike. For decades, leather furniture has been associated with luxury.