Working for a furniture company has taught me many things, but one thing that will always resonate with me is this “It only takes one strong accent piece to change a space from drab to fab!” This is especially true in seating and dining spaces. Let’s explore some classic chairs that have revolutionized the design world and never go out of style.
In good furniture design form always follows function right? Well in these 5 chairs form is what makes them famous and function is just a bonus.
- The Bertoia Chair – Designed in 1952 by Harry Bertoia is a true innovation in chair design. Instead of using wood which was popular at the time he used industrial wire bent to form an airy sculptural piece that is springy and surprisingly comfortable. This chair brings a touch of modern style with chrome frame and a variety of colored pads to enhance your space.
- The Eiffel Chair – An iconic classic was designed by Ray Eames in 1950. Originally part of the Molded Plastic Chair series this chair was first made out of fiberglass and is now made from a durable polypropylene plastic. A deep seat pocket with a waterfall seat edge adds to its comfort and unique look. The Eiffel Chair’s name comes from the chrome base which resembles the Eiffel Tower. This versatile piece comes in multiple colors, with or without arms, a wood or chrome base as well as a rocker version. It works well with many other furniture styles and can be used in dining rooms, kid’s playrooms, offices, patios and retail settings.
- The Panton Style S Chair – This chair is more like a sculptural piece of art than a chair, designed in 1967 by Verner Panton it was the first chair to be exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The integral organic shape creates flowing lines, without any break between the functional elements of backrest, seat or leg. It is certainly a unique classic design and can be paired with a dining table or stand alone as occasional seating indoors or out. It comes in a variety of colors and adds excitement and chic design to any space.
- The Tulip Chair – A “space age” chair that was designed before it’s time in 1956 by Eero Saarinen. A breakthrough because of his curvaceous design with pedestal base and use of artificial materials. This chair pairs well with the Tulip Table and comes with or without arms. An upholstered seat pad can be changed out in a variety of colors to suit your style. Comfort meets timeless design in this famous chair.
Ezmod Furniture is proud to sell high quality reproductions of all these chairs as well as many other modern furniture classics on our website under the “Modern Classics” section. Using seating as a design element as well as a functional component can add a unique and stylish twist to an uninspired space. Thanks for keeping it EZ! Truly, Kristin M.