As environmental consciousness grows, furniture design has also become more organic. Century, with a lot of help from Mother Nature, follows this natural direction to create Milan - an eclectic collection featuring warm wood and metal furnishings. Encompassing bedroom, dining and occasional pieces, Milan pays homage to the minimalist design themes fashionable in Western European cities. But was is serenity is not what one usually associates with contemporary furniture. Clean, crisp lines coupled with earthy, renewable elements, such as debarked wood slab tabletops and satin walnut veneers create a stunning, yet natural environment. Contrast comes from the use of lustrous Polished stainless steel bases or matte bronze finished brass for those who prefer a more muted use of materials. Given the natural beauty of the wood slabs and veneers, most pieces require only a clear finish. High gloss enamel paints offer chic options. Block silver and gold leafing provide an antiqued regal flair.