Modern Seating For Modern Times

June 4, 2012

The appeal of modern design is the clean, straight lines, minimalism, lack of clutter, use of chrome and stainless steel, and primary colors with bold accents of white and black. Below are just a few examples of some famous designs by some world renowned designers.

Arne Jacobson designed the biomorphic Egg Chair (1958) for the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. This chair can swivel, tilt, and with the high back allows for relaxed lounging. Made in Denmark and licensed by the Republic of Fritz Hansen.

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The classic and always amazing, Barcelona Chair by Ludwig Mies ver der Rohe for the German Pavilion at the 1929 Barcelona Exposition. This chairs’ composition, now epitomizes Modern architecture. This piece is exclusively produced by KnollStudio Design with the specific original specifications from Mies’. Each piece is signature stamped into the frame of chair to show it’s authenticity.

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Rapson Rapid Rocker
This amazing rocking chair was designed by local architect, Ralph Rapson in 1939. After 70-plus years, the design and comfort of this piece remain timeless. The bent wood frame is solid maple and comes in either a natural or cocoa-stained finish. There are six colors available in a durable wool-like fabric chosen by Ralph Rapson himself.

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Designer Patricia Urquiola has introduced the amazing new Husk Chair for B&B Italia. A celebration of softness! This piece can be either fixed or rotating. B&B with this project, embraced ecology by using both recycled materials and components that can be completely disassembled, thus reducing the environmental impact.

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A sculpture-like collection, Frank Gehry designed a spectacular group consisting of three cubes, a bench, an easy chair, a coffee table, sitting unit, and a table in silver plastic. A beautiful and functional group used primarily for outdoors. Originally available only in silver, it is now available in five additional colors.

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Moon System looks like something from outer space. This distinctive and original sofa – the work of world famous architect Zaha Hadid made for B&B Italia. The Moon System sofa works best when floating in the middle of a room. The pieces fit together like a puzzle, and were designed to look like they came from one piece of material.

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Michel Ducaroy’s Togo has been a favorite and the ultimate in comfort and style for 0ver 30 years. This classic piece was originally designed in 1973 and is a Ligne Roset classic! It features ergonomic designs with a number of different multiple density foam constructions and quilted covers. This collection is both visually attractive and physically inviting.

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The highlight for Ligne Roset in 2011 was Inga Sempe’s Ruche sofa. The inspiration for this piece was creating and bringing an air-like fee to the structure. This air-like quality is especially important in small apartments. The journey from concept to final product took a year and a half.