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The mid-century Modern movement both departed radically from previous design periods and incorporated various elements of those same periods. New materials such as plastics and synthetic foams allowed designers to create previously impossible shapes, reflecting the Space Age attitude of the latter half of the 20th century. At the same time, Modern paid homage to its predecessors, Art Deco and Arts & Crafts, blending and updating their lines. Assembly-line construction in the 1930s and 1940s had resulted in bland, uninspired designs. In fact, the reduced proportions and clean lines that define the Modern look were reactions to the bloated furniture of the World War II era. Modern returned the designer to the central role in the process, hearkening back to the Bedermeier philosophy of the mid-19th century and the Asian traditions that emphasized impeccable materials and skilled craftwork.


Like the Modern movement that forms our collections, we offer progressive yet iconoclastic designs. Whether you are a Modern aficionado or a neophyte, you will feel at home. Whether you are looking for sleek chrome-and-glass or softer elements, you will find a plethora of options. We choose manufacturers who understand the architecture of furniture and who demonstrate unswerving commitment to the highest quality.

Nest is not just a home furnishings store, but rather a design resource. We strive to inspire you to delight in your environment. We provide conscientious, professional customer service. We conduct business with integrity, following principles of serenity, simplicity, harmony and creativity.

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