The classic era of mid-century modern design spanned from the mid-1930's to mid-1960's, beginning with the Bauhaus movement in Germany. Other Western European designers of the time furthered the modernist movement by their own influences, such as France's le Corbusier who incorporated tubular steel into his furniture pieces. Other non-traditional furniture materials from this era include acrylic, glass, chrome, stainless steel and plywood. The mid-century modern style then got it's most substantial addition from the Scandinavians, especially the Danes and Finns. Renowned designers such as Eero Saarinen, Eero Aarnio, Alvar Aalto, Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen soon became international household names, along with their iconic furniture. Inspired by their overseas counterparts, American furniture designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Issamu Noguchi began creating their own works. Most of the mid-century tables we carry are reproductions of the original as well as tables stylized after mid-century modern design.