Scandinavia in 1950 was home to many innovative furniture designers who worked shapes and modern materials to create simple designs of dining tables that became a fashion in home decor. These designs are still in demand; the lucky buyer can sometimes find original pieces in vintage shops and furniture manufacturers are producing reissues of the original designs. Mid century coffee table modernism is a term that covers the design from about 1933 to 1965. It was a reaction against the decorative styles of 1920 and an exemplification of the enthusiasm of the designers to be working with new materials such as curved plywood.
Searching the key ways are simple tops, either oval or round in their shape. At smaller overall, the tables have round bases with tulip shaped, while the oval will be straitened legs to reach the ground. The overall design should be simple, elegant without inncesaria decoration, so it should be evident lack of size and decoration. The paliandro was usually used by Danish designers in 1940, 1950 and 1960 and usually the entire table, including the legs, will be made of this material. Some designers, especially Eero Saarinen, working in marble, especially the tops. In 1950, towards the end of the period of mid century coffee table designers began using metal table legs.