词源故事发生在20世纪20年代后期，此时装饰仍然很重要，流行设计经常使用建筑上的几何形式语言，创造了一种取得高度成功的风格。1925年在巴黎举办的一场设计展览名为“装饰艺术展”（The Exposition des Arts Decoratifs）上现代主义者赠送的现代设计风格称号：摩登的（Moderne）。
The word "modern" originated from the design style development of decorative arts in the 1930s.
Etymological stories took place in the late 1920s, when decoration was still very important. Popular designs often used geometric forms of architecture to create a highly successful style. In 1925, a design exhibition held in Paris was called "The Exposition des Arts Decoratifs" and was given the title of modern design style by modernists: modern.
"Modern" is different from "Modern". It is a term popular in the United States in the 1920s and 1930s. It refers to a style between Art Deco and modernism.
At the same time, modern style designers set up the "International Association of Modern Architecture" organization, through which they obtained the design declaration at that time, which was comparable to Bauhaus style at the same time.