Did you know that the term “chairman” comes from the fact that hundreds of years ago, only important individuals were privileged enough to have chairs? It is true, everyone else used benches, stools or sat on the floor! Of course, this old tradition is no longer practiced today. Home owners of all levels of importance, wealth, and cultures furnish their homes with many different types of chairs and other furniture. The evolution of design for furniture has brought about the existence of some incredibly interesting, beautiful, and functional designer table and chairs.
Designer chairs are very popular with modern home design. Designer chairs such as The Eames Lounge Chair first appeared on the Arlene Francis show, titled “home,” on the NBC television network in the USA in 1956. Other chair designs, such as ghost chairs, are also popular among modern home design. Reinventing the classic Louis XVI armchair, the ghost chairs combine postmodern triumph of technical innovation and historical style. Translating the varied lines and formal geometry of its predecessor into a single form of translucent injection-molded poly-carbonate, the Louis Ghost is a robust chair with a medallion backrest for leisurely comfort. The Ghost chair also features simplicity in organization through its “stackable” functionality.
Other designer furniture featuring modern designs, like the Noguchi table, offers a piece of modernist furniture, while featuring a historic influence of its inception in the mid-20th century. The Noguchi table features a wooden base composed of two identical curved wood pieces, and a heavy plate glass top. These features bring a perfect balance of art and furniture. This marriage of art form and everyday function makes the Noguchi table an understated, and gorgeous element in homes and offices since its creation in 1948.
These designer table and chairs are not for every home or office. However, if you enjoy modern designer furniture, featuring a perfect combination of artistic and creative design, with everyday functionality, then these pieces of furniture will provide a truly authentic look to your home or office.