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1939 – 1945 WWII

During the second world war there was a general scarcity of materials as all production energy was being used in the war effort. This gave rise to the Utility Movement in Britain a fashion, interiors and furniture style  that owed much to the Arts and Crafts movement and advocated simple sturdy construction. 68 more words



Modernism is a period of design that encompasses all of the arms of the arts and has its roots in the rebuilding of Europe after the First World War. 93 more words


1859 No. 14 chair is introduced by Michael Thonet

Michael Thonet was an Austrian German who founded a production company in Vienna with his 5 sons. His functionalist design and clean lines set his work apart from the elaboration of Victorian design. 12 more words