A popular design at DutchCrafters, contemporary furniture is characterized by clean lines, smooth forms and strong profiles. Contemporary style embraces open space and features natural elements like solid wood and live edges, sometimes combined with metal accents. With beautiful shapes and simple lines, contemporary furniture design is not limited, and it celebrates the here and now. This dynamic furniture style constantly adapts to reflect the latest developments in furniture design. Ever present within contemporary furnishings is a focus on comfort.
The appeal of contemporary furniture design began to emerge during the 1950s and offered a simplistic design that utilized modern materials. Contemporary style embraces the idea of “less is more” and there’s very little carving or ornamentation present. A focus on the simple and natural combined with superior craftsmanship fits with Amish furniture making principles.
Features of Contemporary Furniture
Simple, clean lines
Can incorporate natural elements
Focus on comfort
No carvings or embellishments
Contemporary vs Modern
Contemporary furniture designs have a lot in common with modern designs, but they are not one in the same. Modern style furniture comes from a specific time period, the 1900s through the 1950s. Modern furniture turned away from frilly, dressy designs in favor of a pared down form, full of comfort and function. It developed into mid-century modern style during the years 1950-1960. Contemporary style became popular during the 1970s. It’s important to remember that contemporary design is a style that reflects current trends and is always adapting, whereas modern furniture reflects a specific time period. It is this trait that has contemporary designs leaning a bit more toward a focus on form rather than function.
While both contemporary and modern like natural colors, contemporary style will go bold if it wants to. Both like simple design and open, uncluttered spaces, smooth clean lines and avoiding the frilly and ornate.
Do the Amish Really Make Contemporary Style Furniture?
We answer this question with a resounding “yes, they most certainly do.” Amish furniture is not limited to one style, but encompasses many, contemporary included. Amish woodworkers keep a close eye on furniture trends and are always looking to add what customers are looking for to their designs.
DutchCrafters Amish furniture proudly offers contemporary furniture for all areas of your home. From sleek bedroom sets, to elegant dining room furniture to your cozy living room collection, we offer the energy of a contemporary design that is built to last.