Architect Le Corbusier said that “a house is a machine for living in”. Those words perfectly reflect modern fascination with technology ruled by functionality. This unique stream in art and architecture had its beginnings at the start of the 20th century. It took many years to develop into its current form and it is still evolving. In the beginning of the 20th century, design was dominated by the rule: simple and functional. Straightforward but still surprising and attractive forms revolutionised the way people perceived the world. Abundantly decorated furniture, overwhelming lavish, and rich ornaments appreciated in the 19th century, started to give way to more spacious, practical interiors devoid of unnecessary decorations, colourful fabrics and excessive ornaments. Unchanging versatility and practicality make the modern style equally fashionable and appreciated as it was in the beginnings of its development. It should be stressed here that the modern style is not the same as contemporary style, although those two terms are often used interchangeably. Contemporary style represents whatever is currently fashionable and popular. It is a very fluid term and is not always an exact equivalent of the modern style.