The essence of modern interior design includes basic shapes, functional lines and curves, materials like metal, chrome, and glass – and furnishings without decorative parts.  Modern design features clean, simple and serene interiors.

Modern interiors are sleek, spacious, simple, and focus on function and organization.   Modern design uses basic geometry (simple edges, curves and angles) and clean lines in furniture, architecture and sculpture.  This style grew from the idea to build for function, to do without traditional decoration, and to embrace industrial materials like chrome, glass and concrete, which new technologies make available.

Modern furniture is streamlined with polished, smooth and sleek surfaces. Pieces are simple, uncluttered, built for economy of form, and to serve a purpose.  Furniture pieces are kept to a bare minimum. The driving design concept is honesty: keeping structure and building material in plain view.  Sustainability is gaining importance. More designers are reclaiming materials for use in modern design, and building from renewable resources.