Just after World War II, a new building design became popular. New types of steel and wood products, along with open floor plans and a desire to enjoy nature, changed the way homes were designed and built. The new style was named Mid-Century Modern. This style called for open spaces that let in natural light and the beauty of the outside. Clean lines and multi-level houses were essential to these plans. Brightly colored fabrics and accessories gave warmth and color to the industrial building components. Ceramic designers, such as Baldelli Pottery helped bring out the warmth and simplicity of this home building style.