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Oct 26, 2009 7:05:15 PM
In our collection of modern classic furniture, EZmod offers many pieces designed by Eileen Gray, one of the 20th Century's most prolific designers. Her work and accomplishments in the design world are noteworthy, and her collection continues to sparkle throughout the last thirty-five years.
Nov 4, 2009 12:55:42 PM
One of the reasons Ezmod furniture can provide cutting edge modern classic furniture is because we invest time and energy into finding furniture designed by trend setting individuals. For example, a number of our pieces (including the Tribeca Coffee Table) were designed by Isamu Noguchi, a world famous architect from the 20th Century.
Born n 1904, Noguchi was a Japanese American artist and landscape architect whose career spanned six decades, beginning in the 1920's. While widely known for his sculptures and public art, he spent a great deal of time designing modern classic furniture for various Martha Graham productions. There is actually a museum dedicated to his work in New York City, The Noguchi Museum, which displays his various pieces of art.
Noguchi's work influenced, or was influenced by, a number of artistic movements, including: expressionism; surrealism; 20th century abstract art; and much more. The Tribeca Coffee Table on sale at www.ezmodfurniture.com is a perfect example of the type of modern classic furniture that Noguchi spent his life designing.
Noguchi Awards and Notable Moments
- He designed the sets and costumes for a controversial theater production of King Lear
- He was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1962.
- He was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1971.
At Ezmod, we work hard to find designers whose modern classic furniture will fit perfectly with our collection and with what we know our customers are interested in. The Tribeca Coffee Table is sturdy, possesses aunique design and is perfect for any living, office or other living space. This is just one of the pieces of modern classic furniture we offer that is designed by a renowned artist, architect or designer. Instead of paying thousands of dollars for high-end furniture with a name designer, you can go to www.ezmodfurniture.com and find Noguchi designed furniture at an amazing price.
Jan 8, 2010 12:30:17 PM
At Ezmod Furniture, our modern classic furniture is designed by some of the most world renowned designers of the last hundred years. Even though some of these individuals passed away decades ago, their advances in furniture design, architecture and color schemes still set the tone for designers everywhere. One such designer is Harry Bertoia.
Harry Bertoia was born in Italy in 1915 and passed away in 1978. He was a sculptor, an artist and one of the most prominent designers of modern classic furniture in the 20th century. He visited America when he was 15 and chose to stay in America, living in Detroit while attending design school. He opened his own design shop in 1939, first focusing on jewelry design and metal work, and later he moved to California where he provided technical work for airplane and medical equipment.
After moving to Pennsylvania in 1950, Bertoia's career designing modern classic furniture truly took root. It was here that he designed his famous "Diamond Chair" a chair whose design included a lattice design of welded steel. His chair caused major unrest in the furniture design world, with lawsuits being filed over patent issues. In the end, Bertoia's unique furniture design took hold throughout the country, and the world, making him one of the most prominent figures in modern classic furniture design of the last 100 years.
Ezmod carries many Bertoia designs, including the Bertoia Style Wire Chair (which comes in various colors), the Bertoia Style Wire Barstool and Bertoia Style Diamond Wire Chair. Each item possesses a unique design, is incredibly sturdy and is offered in a variety of colors to match any color scheme. Our modern classic furniture is amazingly priced, and these items are no different. Some of them are up to 25 percent less than what just about every other website and store are offering them for.
If you need quality modern classic furniture, designed by world renowned artists at an amazing price, then Ezmod is the right website for you. Check out selection and see how easy it will be to furnish your house, condo or apartment with high quality modern classic furniture.
Apr 5, 2010 12:04:23 PM
Le Corbusier designed quite a few of the pieces that our recreations are based on at Ezmod Furniture, and overall, modern classic furniture would be dramatically different if not for his contributions. Many of the Le Corbusier-inspired pieces we have on sale sell quite well because people are attracted to his designs, even forty plus years after his passing.
Charles-Edouard Jenneret-Gris, also known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, writer and all around artist. He was originally one of the pioneers of “modern architecture” focusing on modern design in the 20th century. In the earliest part of his career, he focused mainly on architecture, spending a great deal of time theorizing on new designs, modern techniques and a complete rethinking of what architecture should encompass. He befriended countless artists during this time, including Amedee Ozenfant, a cubist painter.
He adopted the pseudonym “Le Corbusier” in 1920, which is his maternal grandfather’s name, as a way to reinvent himself. From architecture, he moved into urbanism, hoping to redesign many of the slums he saw throughout the nation of France. His first project, the Immeubles Villas, called for large blocks of cell-like individual apartments stacked on top of each other. He dabbled in designs for entire cities. Soon after, he began to dabble in the modern classic furniture that has become one of his longest lasting investments into design and culture.
When creating modern classic furniture, Le Corbusier theorized three different versions – type-needs, type-furniture and human-limb projects.
The many items inspired by Le Corbusier that we carry include the:
Le Corbusier Chase – which comes in pony hide, white leather and black leather
The Le Corbusier Petite Sofa – which comes in white leather and black leather
The Le Corbusier Petite Chair – white leather and black leather
For these and other modern classic furniture pieces inspired by the 20th century’s greatest designers, go to www.ezmodfurniture.com today. You can get great deals, buy Le Corbusier sets for your entire living room and save countless dollars in the process.
May 19, 2010 1:07:23 PM
Few designers have had the lasting impact on modern furniture design that Harry Bertoia has had. Born in Italy in 1915, Bertoia moved to the United States at the age of 15 to study art. Principally interested in sculptural works using metal, Bertoia went on to study at the Detroit Society for Arts and Crafts, and, later, the Cranbrook Academy of Art. While at Cranbrook, Bertoia met and eventually partnered with the likes of Walter Gropius, himself a master of modern furniture design and founder of the Bauhaus School, Charles and Ray Eames, who also made great contributions to modern furniture design and architecture, and Edmund N. Bacon, who went on to become a renowned architect.
After a stint with jewelry making during World War II, Bertoia moved to California to work for the Evans Product Company, where he was principally hired to illustrate training manuals. While at Evans, however, he began experimenting, along with the Eameses, with plywood, eventually developing molded plywood splints that would eventually be frequently used in modern furniture design.
In 1950 Bertoia, preferring to get back to working with metal, moved to Pennsylvania to work with Hans and Florence Knoll, designing several pieces for their furniture company. It was during this time that Bertoia designed his most iconic piece, the diamond-shaped wire chair. This masterpiece of modern furniture design remains a classic in its simplicity, yet stunningly modern and innovative. Essentially a diamond-shaped steel wire grid, the metal is raised on steel legs and is molded and padded to provide a comfortable seat. With a single, thick wire to frame the diamond and smooth out its rougher edges, Bertoia’s diamond chair remains popular even six decades later and has spawned countless copies and spin-offs. Modern furniture stores such as EZ Mod Furniture sell not only the diamond chair, but at least three “Bertoia-style” wire chairs in varying colors and shapes, and even have child-sized versions available. Most Bertoia “Diamond” chairs are still made by hand as effective mass production methods have proved difficult to find.
Bertoia’s modern furniture designs were so popular and sold so well that he was soon able to devote himself to sculptural work full time. His sculptures can still be seen, and in some cases heard, in art museums in Brooklyn, Cleveland and Philadelphia and even the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Bertoia also experimented with metal sculpture that made sounds, a concept similar to wind chimes, which he called “Sounding Sculpture.”
With an undeniable artistry and mastery of metals, Harry Bertoia’s contributions to modern furniture design and art cannot and will not be forgotten. His designs, especially the diamond chairs, remain a popular and stylish choice for many people looking to furnish and decorate their homes or offices.
Jun 21, 2010 10:00:51 AM
Some of the most memorable pieces of modern furniture to emerge from the 20th century were designed by Finnish designer Eero Aarnio. When one thinks of the space-age styles and ideas of the 1950s and 60s, Aarnio’s “Ball” and “Bubble” chairs immediately come to mind. Their round, pod-like structure and use of new and unfamiliar materials lend the Bubble and Ball chairs a very futuristic feel that is delightful for the modern furniture enthusiast.
Innovative for their use of both fiberglass and plastic, as well as a nearly completely spherical shape that was new in modern furniture designs, the Bubble and Ball chairs were not only popular with the public but frequently used on the sets of television shows and films because of their futuristic look. Aarnio’s Ball chairs consisted of a hollow sphere of plastic or fiberglass with one side open for someone to sit in. The Ball chair, which was designed in 1963, was often made of white fiberglass and stood on a matching stand with a round base with padded interior walls and a matching seat. The hanging version of the chair, called the Bubble chair was designed by Aarnio in 1968 and featured the innovative use of a clear acrylic sphere with a steel frame around the opening. Unlike the stand version of the chair, the hanging version did not have padded interior walls, but did feature padded back and seat cushions and was suspended by a long chain from the ceiling. In spite of the clear walls, the Bubble chair provides a closed-off, more private space from the rest of the room, enclosing anyone seated within it in a sphere of relative silence and welcomed solitude.
As one of the best modern furniture retailers around, EZ Mod Furniture features detailed reproductions of Aarnio’s hanging Bubble chairs for your home or office. With a sturdy ceiling mount and six feet of chain to hang from, the Bubble chair can support up to 300 lbs hanging from your ceiling. The red fabric back and seat cushions are removable for cleaning. EZ Mod Furniture prides itself not only on selling quality modern furniture reproductions, but also on having one of the most affordable furniture selections available. While other modern furniture retailers sell Bubble chair-inspired reproductions for nearly $1,800, EZ Mod competitively prices their version at $899.99. If you love the look and feel of modern furniture for your home or office, come in to EZ Mod Furniture today for quality, prices and selection you will love.
Jun 28, 2010 10:03:29 AM
While furniture for the home or office must be comfortable and practical, it can also be whimsical and playful. Chairs do not always have to have the same visual vocabulary, and nobody demonstrates that better than French modern classic furniture designer Pierre Paulin. Paulin’s “Orange Slice” chair is playful, light, astonishingly simple and even graceful in design –a stark contrast to most accent chairs that come across as heavy and boxy. Set on a sturdy yet slender polished stainless steel tube frame, the Orange Slice chair is composed of two identically curved, elliptically-shaped halves, one forming the seat and one forming the back rest. Each half is composed of high density foam and upholstered in any number of colors. When viewed from the side, the Orange Slice chair almost looks like a tulip opening up from the center with the cushions as its petals and the steel tube frame standing in for a stem. Each cushion is shaped in a way that resembles an orange slice, giving the chair its rather unusual name.
Paulin has a strong background in sculpture, having studied stone carving and clay modeling in Paris before turning to furniture design in 1958. Paulin’s sculptural vocabulary is fully evident in the Orange Slice chair, which turns out to be more of a sculpture that is suitable for sitting in than a simple, functional chair. Paulin’s influence on modern classic furniture design continued to grow and develop with the designs of several different chairs and sofas during the second half of the 20th century and into the 21st, including such innovations as the “Tongue” chair, a low-lying, gently curving lounge chair designed in 1966 and the “Pumpkin” sofa, a solid, three-seat sofa made of one continuous block of fabric and padding, shaped somewhat like a pumpkin, designed in 2007.
EZ Mod Furniture is proud to feature reproductions of Paulin’s modern classic furniture designs, especially the Orange Slice chair. The simplicity and playfulness of the Orange Slice chair is sure to bring a splash of fun to any home or office. EZ Mod feature’s this unique chair in either red, yellow or green fabric, as well as off-white or gray microfiber to suit any color scheme. And where other modern classic furniture stores sell Paulin’s iconic chair for nearly $600, EZ Mod features the Orange Slice chair at just $249. If you’re looking for something interesting to liven up your home or office furniture, come to EZ Mod today.
Jul 26, 2010 2:49:23 PM
Modern classic furniture design in the 20th century has been known for its innovative use of new materials and mechanical processes to create new forms and line. New technological breakthroughs, as well as a willingness to experiment with more traditional furniture design concepts brought an entirely different aesthetic into mid-century homes and offices. Modern furniture designers worked hard to offer a new look that was clean, sleek and even futuristic. Perhaps one of the most famous modern classic furniture designers was Sori Yanagi. Born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1915 Yanagi is the designer who inspired EZ Mod Furniture’s Butterfly Bentwood Stool.
The Butterfly stool is at once an elegant, innovative and functional stool. Created by using two identical molded plywood pieces shaped in a gentle “L” fashion, EZ Mod Furniture offers this modern classic reproduction in a beautiful rosewood finish, with each piece forming one half of the seat and one half of the base. The two pieces are connected by a brass metal rod halfway up the base for a sturdy piece of furniture that will stand the tests of time and usage. The stool is made possible through some technical innovations pioneered by modern classic furniture design giants Charles and Ray Eames and Finnish furniture designer Eero Saarinen. Wood does not traditionally lend itself well to forms that curve. Typically, to get anything other than a right angle, the wood must be either cut or sanded down to a rounded or curved form. But methods developed by modern furniture designers towards the middle of the 20th century allowed for wood splints to be molded into softer contours, allowing for more delicate designs such as the Butterfly stool.
EZ Mod Furniture is known not only for offering high quality reproductions of modern classic furniture designs, but also for offering them at just a fraction of the cost that other modern furniture retailers do. The delicate and beautiful Yanagi Butterfly stool would be sold for over $600 at other stores, but at EZ Mod Furniture, we offer this popular modern classic furniture piece for just $95.99—a savings of nearly $500. EZ Mod Furniture saves you even more money than other modern classic furniture retailers by offering free shipping on any order within the continental United States—with no minimum purchase requirement. When you want quality modern classic furniture for your home or office, visit EZ Mod Furniture’s website for the best deals.
Aug 18, 2010 12:04:54 PM
Few modern furniture designers have earned the fame and recognition of Marcel Breuer. His experiments with modular construction and furniture reduced to its basic elements provided the foundation for generations of later modern classic furniture designers. Born in Hungary in 1902, Breuer both studied and taught fine arts, manufacturing and even industrial design at the prestigious Bauhaus school in Germany throughout the 1920s.
Perhaps the most famous of Breuer’s modern furniture designs is the “Wassily” chair. First designed in 1925, this unique chair is constructed of a tubular steel frame with essentially leather straps to provide the seat, backrest and even arm rests. There is a misconception that the chair gets its name because Breuer designed it for famed painter Wassily Kandinsky, but it is not the actual case. Kandinsky saw some early prototypes of the chair and so admired them that Breuer made a copy for Kandinsky to keep. When the chair was reproduced in the 1960s by an Italian furniture manufacturer, the name “Wassily” was given to the chair and it stuck. German-Austrian furniture manufacturer Thonet was actually the first company to manufacture Breuer’s ground-breaking modern design. The original versions of the Wassily chair actually included fabric straps in place of the leather that is more popular today.
The simple materials and refined form of Breuer’s Wassily chair made it an obvious choice for mass production. Up until the 1920s most, if not all, furniture for a home or office was carved and constructed by the hand of a skilled craftsman. Mass production technology in the 1920s was made popular and refined by auto manufacturers such as the Ford Motor Company. Technological advances such as the seamless steel tube made Breuer’s Wassily possible as constructing the same chair with seams in the tubing would have given the chair several weak spots and made it much less sturdy.
EZ Mod Furniture is proud to offer high-quality reproductions of modern classic furniture designs such as Breuer’s Wassily chair. Built with sturdy black bonded leather, this chair is sure to become a striking accent to any living room or office. EZ Mod Furniture also offers this modern classic icon in a brown and brass color scheme to better suit any room. And while most modern furniture retailers would offer this beautiful chair for $550, EZ Mod Furniture saves you hundreds of dollars by offering it at just $275. Check out the rest of EZ Mod Furniture’s modern classic furniture collection and save money on the modern style you want.