In general, contemporary furniture uses modern materials like glass, metal, chrome and composites. The shapes tend to be very angular, with a lot of right angle corners, distinct edges, and overall lines that may be asymmetrical or otherwise not quite square. There is usually very little in the way of carving, decoration, or other intricate details. Surfaces are typically very smooth in texture and flow in an even line from one end of the piece to the other .
Baroque furniture characteristics might also imply the piece in its entirety while still displaying rich and massy detail. Baroque favors higher volumes, exaggerates decorations and adds colossal sculptures. “Baroque is a style characterized by exaggeration of movement, decorative excess, dramatic effects ,
Twisted turnings, broken, and reserved curves, and inlays and appliqués of materials, such as marble, ivory , and bronze.