Mid-Century modern exemplifies
the post-World War era in which functionality and elegance were more important than elaborate designs.
As with other aspects of an exuberant postwar world, inspired designers created organically shaped furnishings for all the new homes being built that used materials and technology from the war years. Multipurpose became a catchphrase. This new furniture stacked, folded and bent; it was rearrange able and interchangeable; it nested and flexed. Chairs were designed to be of use for a dozen different reasons. Tables were nonspecific—they were used for eating, writing, or playing cards.