For some truly innovative modern classic furniture designs, look no farther than Verner Panton. Born in Denmark in 1926, Panton first studied architecture in Odense, then later at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen. After spending a few years working in established design firms, Panton decided to go it alone and opened his very own design shop in 1952. With nobody else to answer to but himself, Panton became quite well known for his daring new designs. Of particular note, Panton designed a collapsible house in 1955, as well as houses made of either cardboard or plastic in 1960.
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Traditionally, ottomans have mostly been just a good place to put your feet up while you relax and read a book, take a nap or catch up on your favorite television programs. Typically, ottomans are almost an afterthought: they are made to match or compliment some sort of lounge chair. Modern classic furniture designers, however, have recognized the potential of ottomans in recent years and have designed ottomans that not only stand on their own (four) feet, but are also versatile and multi-functional.
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Furniture shopping can be an incredible chore. Driving around from show room to show room while being hounded by overly polite yet desperate salespeople in an effort to find just the right modern classic furniture for your home or office would try anyone’s patience. There is an easier way: shop EZ Mod Furniture’s website and save valuable time and money while finding all the modern classic furniture you need.
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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.
Aug 4, 2010 12:07:07 PM
Finding a balance between style and your budget demands can be a challenge when you are furnishing a home or office. It always seems that the most attractive furniture items are well out of your price range. Many people feel as though being practical with their money means giving up the idea of really sleek, innovative and impressive furniture designs for their homes. EZ Mod Furniture, however, makes it a point to offer you the stylish modern classic furniture you want at prices you can afford.
EZ Mod Furniture is one of the top modern classic furniture retailers on the web. Our prices are affordable because we save money on overhead by not maintaining a showroom. The fabulous modern classic furniture you see on our website is made directly by our factory and delivered right to your door. Our factory uses the very best of chrome or stainless steel, leather, upholstery, tempered glass, and sturdy wood to offer you a quality product that not only looks great but can withstand the wear and tear of daily usage. In addition, EZ Mod Furniture strives to offer some of modern classic furniture design’s most iconic pieces for you to enjoy in your own home or office. Reproductions of items such as Isamu Noguchi’s Tribeca coffee table and Eero Saarinen’s Tulip chair are often seen in museums around the world or on popular television shows, but EZ Mod makes it easy for you to have quality reproductions of them for your own home or office at prices that won’t bust your budget.
One of the hidden but often expensive fees in buying furniture, especially from the internet, tends to be shipping costs. EZ Mod Furniture goes the extra mile to save you money by offering free shipping on all purchases within the continental United States, which can save you hundreds of dollars. And unlike other modern classic furniture retailers, that free shipping guarantee comes with no minimum purchase requirement --so you don’t have to spend more money buying extra items just to save on shipping costs.
With amazing modern classic furniture reproductions and designs at prices that can’t be beat, EZ Mod Furniture is the easy choice to attain the sleek, modern home or office you’ve been dreaming of. Visit our website today for great deals on quality modern classic furniture.
Jul 30, 2010 10:54:11 AM
When many people think of modern classic furniture, they may think of boxy, uncomfortable couches or accent chairs. However, while modern classic furniture design is known for pared down lines and a notable lack of frilly adornment, that does not mean that modern furniture is uncomfortable. Indeed, one of the best innovations of modern classic furniture designers was the ability to mold furniture items such as chairs to forms that are inherently comfortable for most people to sit on. Perhaps one of the most well-known examples of this (and arguably the most comfortable chair in the world) is Finnish American designer Eero Saarinen’s “Womb” chair.
Saarinen, one of the most famous modern classic furniture designers of the 20th century, realized that not everyone sits in a given chair the exact same way. Some people like to slouch, some people like to sit sideways in the seat with their legs falling over an armrest, and still others like to recline and put their feet up to read a good book. With that in mind, Saarinen, also a noted architect, set about designing a chair that would be comfortable to sit in from all angles. What he eventually created was the Womb chair: a chair with a molded and reinforced fiberglass shell covered in foam padding and upholstered in luxurious cashmere fabric for a smooth, soothing touch. The Womb chair and its matching ottoman are both supported by a thin stainless steel tube frame. The backrest on the chair features an extra cushion for support, as well as a padded seat and armrests. The matching ottoman offers a veritable pillow to rest your tired feet on after coming home from a long day of work. Saarinen was responsible for some of modern classic furniture design’s most iconic pieces, which were known for their futuristic look and feel. Another creation of Saarinen’s, the “Tulip” chair was even featured many times in film and television when “Space Age” stories were being told.
EZ Mod Furniture is one of the relatively few modern classic furniture stores offering high quality reproductions of Eero Saarinen’s ground-breaking designs at highly discounted prices that are sure to fit within your budget. Where most modern furniture retailers would sell Saarinen’s amazingly comfortable chair for nearly $1,300, EZ Mod makes this modern classic icon available for just $780. If you’re looking for beautiful and comfortable modern classic furniture to fill your home or office, visit EZ Mod Furniture’s website today for unbeatable deals on quality furniture.
Jul 28, 2010 2:38:00 PM
Are you looking for a bright and cheerful accent chair to add a little spark to your home, office or dining room? Then EZ Mod Furniture has just the thing for you: the Fiore Accent Chair. These playful and vibrant modern classic chairs will add a splash of fun to any room.
With the straight lines you would expect from modern classic furniture design, the Fiore chair has very few curves or frilly decoration. The backrest of the chair is a seemingly plain square set at a right angle to a matching seat. For added support, the sides of the backrest extend a few inches and curve downward to meet the seat. The chair’s legs are made of clear acrylic, giving the chair the ghost-like look of floating in the air above the floor. So as to not mark up your floor, the chair’s legs are also non-marking. The chair is sturdy, with a wooden frame covered by plush high-density polyurethane foam padding. While the form of the chair sounds simple, what gives this modern classic furniture piece its sunny personality is the fabric that covers it. The circles fabric is covered in concentric circles in various shades of pink, red, yellow, green and purple against a backdrop of white. The Fiore floral accent chair features a vibrant floral pattern with two shades of green, red, yellow, purple, black and white and is sure to make an impression. If you are not particularly looking for a bright and sunny addition to your modern classic furniture-filled home or office, the Fiore accent chair is also available in black faux leather to help you pull together any room.
EZ Mod Furniture strives to bring high quality modern classic furniture to your home or office at prices that will not bust your budget. The Fiore accent chairs sell for $199 for the fabric covered versions and just $209 for the faux leather version at EZ Mod. Other modern furniture retailers, however, list their versions of the Fiore accent chair at $354 or more. EZ Mod Furniture works hard to not only offer you the lowest prices on modern classic furniture, but saves you even more money in shipping costs by offering free shipping on any order within the continental United States. The choice is clear: for quality and great prices on modern classic furniture, EZ Mod Furniture is the place to go.
Jul 21, 2010 12:35:05 PM
Most people have the idea that modern classic furniture, because of its sleek lines and spare styling, is uncomfortable, but nothing could be further from the truth. Take, for instance, EZ Mod Furniture’s Rena Comfort Lounge and its matching ottoman. Its simple lines are far from traditional furniture styles, yet the effect is more plush and inviting than cold and uncomfortable. Upholstered in high-quality dark brown leather, the Rena Comfort Lounge and Ottoman makes an ideal place to sit back, put your feet up and relax.
The backrest on this inviting lounge chair angles back and features “wings” on either side to either rest your head or lean up against. The generous dimensions of the chair give you plenty of room to take a cozy nap or relax while you watch your favorite television show: just over 23 inches in width, with a backrest of 32.6 inches in height. The matching ottoman is 23.6 inches wide and equally long. Both the ottoman and the seat of the lounge chair rise just over 15 inches from the floor, making it easy to sit down on or get up from when you are done relaxing.
The Rena lounge chair and matching ottoman have the familiar sleek styling of modern classic furniture that makes it an elegant, functional and sophisticated addition to any room in your home you wish to relax in. While supported by a sturdy wooden frame for shape and durability, the lounge and its matching ottoman are completely encased in foam padding and topped by luxurious dark brown leather. Since no wood or framing elements are visible, the chair has a very clean, organic line that gives it the look of a living organism that grows up from the ground especially for your comfort. While still looking plush, the simple lines and uncomplicated features put it firmly in the modern classic furniture design group rather than the more traditional fabric upholstery and wood concoctions that are seen in so many homes.
EZ Mod Furniture is proud to offer people the best modern classic furniture designs such as the Rena Lounge Chair and Ottoman. We pride ourselves on offering high quality furniture for your home or office at unbeatable prices and the Rena chair and ottoman are no exception. Where most furniture stores would sell this stylish and comfortable modern classic duo for nearly $1,400, EZ Mod offers it for just $899. To save you even more money, EZ Mod offers free shipping on any order within the continental United States. For the best quality and prices in modern classic furniture designs, shop EZ Mod Furniture.