The interesting part is that these themes, so popular today, come from another time, nearly 70 years ago. This was the period from the 1920s to the 1960s when a new Design movement rose up, first in Germany and other parts of Europe, then in America after World War Two. Have you maybe heard of Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen? These two architects migrated to America from Europe and were pioneers of the movement that emphasized function and did away with the historical baggage of the past.
In an era of vast social and political changes, people were looking for an identity and value in the face of rapidly advancing technology. New manufacturing processes gave Designers of Furniture and Architects the ability to create products for everyone, not just the rich and famous. Furniture Designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen and Warren Platner, created furniture for the new open, flowing living spaces. Their designs have become investment pieces today.