The Comeback of Modern Furniture Design
Jun 30, 2010 9:34:14 AM
Anyone who follows trends in home furnishings knows that the public’s taste is cyclical. For the last few years, it was the “shabby chic” look that invaded stores and made its way into people’s homes in an attempt to make a house look comfortable and well-worn. Inevitably, however, tastes are once again changing and this time furniture design is trending back towards the clean, simple style of modernism.
Modern furniture design, which really came to prominence towards the middle of the 20th century, is characterized by bright color schemes, clean, unadorned lines and the use of nontraditional materials for common furniture pieces. Take, for example, the work of Japanese American designer Isamu Noguchi: his wood and glass coffee table is as much a sculptural work of art as it is a functional coffee table. The table top is a softly rounded glass triangle supported by a wooden base. The two halves of the base are identical and inverted, creating a sort of mirror image of each other. Noguchi’s modern classic design stands in a stark contrast to more traditional (or even “shabby chic”) versions of coffee tables which tended to be entirely made of wood, often with elaborately carved details.
Perhaps one of the most famous examples of modern classic furniture design is provided by the work of Swiss-French designer Le Corbusier. His three-seat sofas remain iconic for their modern style and feel. Unlike traditional sofas that feature rounded edges and have an over-stuffed, cozy look, Le Corbusier’s sofas are highly structured with clean, straight lines on all the cushions, a straight back and a stainless steel tube frame to pull the cushions together and give the couch support and shape. While still providing a comfortable place to sit, this sofa is far from shabby.
If you are looking to furnish your home or office in the modern classic style, come to EZ Mod Furniture. At EZ Mod, we make it a point to offer high-quality reproductions of iconic modern furniture designs at prices that are friendly to any budget. The Le Corbusier sofa mentioned above can retail for over $1,000 at other modern furniture stores, but you can find it at EZ Mod for just $819. The Isamu Noguchi coffee table we talked about is just $360 at EZ Mod while other stores sell it for as much as $500. Come to EZ Mod Furniture today to find quality modern classic furniture reproductions at amazing prices.
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