The furniture in your home is what you live on and having a beautiful home full of contemporary furniture is so comforting. Contemporary furniture is also called the twentieth century furniture because it blends materials like steel, chrome and glass along with the traditional wood as the base material for making of the furniture. Contemporary furniture design came about through the combination of enquiring, innovative minds, advances in technology and the ability to produce incredible furniture at more affordable prices. The industrial revolution also played a huge part in this, particularly in terms of cheaper materials, access to factory space and the ability to create artistic furniture pieces at a price more suited to the public at large. Contemporary furniture design is also more simplistic and practical.