Modern classic furniture bloomed in the mid of the 20Th century..furniture designers such as Charles Eames,Arnie Jacobsen,Harry Bertoia,Eero Saarinen,Van der Rhoe,le Corbusier have inspired the reproductions furniture around the world for decades and created iconic furniture designs which stood the test of time and still regarded internationally as modern and undeniably elegant...
Eames was the father of modern classic furniture and a top American designer who made a huge contribution in the world Of Architectural graphic and designer furniture. Eames was recommended by the USA melitary aircraft in 1946 to design the first pilot seat. He created new techniques in furniture disigns.Charles Eames introduced the technology of fibreglass,reinforced plastic,mesh wiring,wood moolding and polywood furniture products .Some of his colleagues were the top furniture designers of the 20th century such as Florence Knoll,Harry Bertoia,Eero Saarinen,Mies Van Der Rhoe and Ray kaiser who become his wife (Ray Eames)..
Charles & Ray Eames inspired the world with many iconic designer pieces,so many of his designer furniture became classics in his lifetime and have been featured aound the world in TV Shows,movies and museums,Lately on Big Brother and the X Factor TV Shows.. Vew our Blog on Designer Furniture As Seen on TV..
Star Design UK modern classic featuring a great selection of designer office chairs inspired by Charles Eames and other iconic furniture designers of modern classic..These Executive office chairs were designed over half of a century ago,yet still regarded very modern, stylish and internationally iconic..These classic designs stood up the test of time and still providing comfort,style and executive charm to our modern office interior designs..
Eames Style Soft Pad Office Chair & Ottoman EA222
During the second half of the 20Th Century,Charles & Ray Eames designed the most stylish,modern and comfortable swivel office chairs,The Eameses invented different designs and styles and opened a new windows of inspiration and innovation for modern classic furniture designers.They are the first original designers of the modern swiel office chair with its modern characteristics and features.The Eames invented the Alluminuim Group Office Chair Series and the iconic Eames Soft Pads.They apply the same design features on the Lounger Eames Soft Pad and Ottoman
Eames EA124 Aluminium Lounge Chair
The EA124 Aluminium Chair is a triumph of ergonomic versatility, and so much more than just a good-looking executive lounge chair. A seat for VIPs, the EA124 Aluminium Chair makes a serious design statement with its slim curves and sparkling aluminium base. High-quality Italian leather is suspended on an arched frame, creating a comfortable sling from head to calf and a beautiful wave shape that turns any office or lounge into a sleek, designer spaceWith the matching EA125 Ottoman, this designer chair and stool combo is the place for executives to relax while setting the world to rights. Padded in all the right places, the paradise of comfort both cushions and contours your body.
**The fitting of the upholstery within the side sections of the frame made the structure of this design clearly visible and outstanding..Eames combined all the materials cleverly with precision to produce an interesting modern design with its slim allumunium profile.**
Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman :
Ultra-Comfortable designer chair..Designed by Eames in 1956 as a wedding gift to the American movie maker Billy Wider to relax and reflect,This timeless classic chair resides now as one of the permanent classic pieces in the Musuem of Modern Arts in New York City.
Childeren version of the Iconic Eames Lounge Chair..Very Stylish,Comfy and Glamour.. It tilts, swivels and Great Fun for Kids..
True Design with Personality and Style
Eames Soft Pad Office Chair Style :
Eames reshaped the original aluminium group design by adding three stitched-on cushions
covering the inner structure of the chair
Eames Office Chair Mesh Style
Eames Style Office Chair Aluminium Group EA 117
Eames Style Lobby swivel Chair :
This executive lobby chair designed in the 60's by Charles&Ray Eames for the lobby reception at the rockfeller centre in New York City.
The EA108 Aluminium Soft Pad chair is the ultimate in office/lobby seating. The Lobby chair offers contoured, body-shaped forms of support, rather than just a platform to sit on. The chair is fitting to a wide range of interior uses such as offices and in conference/reception rooms..
Executive office chair with Attitude and Style..They Build to last for years to come..
Designer Sofas are a big part of our modern interior living, they are designed to make us feel relaxed, welcomed and comfy in our Homes. The sofas became an article of style and dignity rather than just an article of ordinary daily use. Choosing the right sofa can be a daunting task, specially purchasing online, many questions and thoughts will go through anyone else mind. Nowdays, modern furniture reproductionsthrived in all types of sofas, searching online and you will be flooded with countless of offers and designs, the dilemma is how would you be able to select the right piece of furniture with a timeless quality and affordable price. There are a lot of element to be considered and questions need to be answered before making a final decision, these elements and questions are not only limited to purchasing sofas but also do apply on any new item purchased online. Considering buying a good quality sofa will involve research and knowledge about the designer name, brand, style, type of product, as some furniture pieces are originals and some are replicas, manufactured to the style of the original design, also it is imperative to know the type of material of your product, leather sofas come in all sort of leather types : Full Aniline, Semi-Aniline, Dye Leather, Faux Leather, same thing goes for the upholstered fabric sofas.The quality of the upholstery, frame, joints, and other elements make a big difference in selecting the right designer sofa. Huge part of the population relay on reproduction furniture to get their hands on a designer piece of furniture without breaking the bank balance..Designer sofas in modern classic furniture reproductions are the most affordable option to go through, as the original designs will go for few thousands of pounds or dollars for a single piece.
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PK31 Sofa by Poul Kjaerholm
The PK31 Sofa designed by multi-award winning, the legendary designer Poul Kjaerholm. Upholstered in exquisite Full Aniline Italian leather, the PK31 two-seater and three-seater sofa and armchair have modernist quirky corners that make neat use of space, and can be arranged side-by-side for a flowing seating arrangement or separately to create great angles and lines.With the PK31 series, no detail of comfort, functionality or aesthetic pleasure has been overlooked. From the smooth curves of the solid metal legs to the hard, beautiful angles of the comfortable leather upholstery, these PK pieces are precision-crafted for a lifetime of hardy use. Yet their light, open framework makes them works of modern art that will lift any living or working space.The luxurious down-filled pillows are superbly finished with pocketed tailoring, which means the down stays comfortably in place and the furniture benefits from yet more subtle designer lines. Each PK31 piece is a stand-alone masterpiece, but to create a truly dazzling modern space why not choose all three ?
Biomorphic sculptural form designed by the legendary Japanese Isamu Noguchi in 1948 for Herman Miller. Only a few were made at the time and the rare originals achieve record prices at auction.The retail value for a ‘licensed’ version is £7,257.00. Noguchi himself described his design as "soft rock". Thanks to its organic shape and the natural tones of its upholstery fabric the sofa has a light, elegant feel, despite its voluminous form.
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Josef Hoffmann Kubus 2 Seater Sofa
Josef Hoffmann Kubus Sofa remains a superb example of the Modern classic Designer sofas.Designed in 1910 with style and great passion for geometric shapes, Hoffmann disguises the chairs austere profile somewhat with the use of it's individually sewn puffed panels.The Kubus Sofa is upholstered in the finest full grain Italian leather.Also available is the Kubus lounge chair and 2 seat Kubus Sofa version.The Kubus sofa by Joseph Hoffman shows also his passion for geometrical shapes. With it's cubist design and box stitched squares this sofa is a world classic.
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Jacobsen Swan Sofa Fabric
This beautifully styled Swan sofa designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen for the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen.It can be seen as an outstretched version of the Swan chair that Jacobsen also designed, made to seat two people instead of one.Our modern stunning reproduction is reproduced to the original style of Arne Jacobsen..Upholstered with luxurious Wool or Cashmere with a high-density foam, helping to give it its smooth, curving shape,mounted on a mirror shine stainless steel frame,elegantly styled to create the classic swan shape. This designer sofa is great for any setting; it looks beautiful in just about any room and can be used to add a lot of elegance and grace to its surroundings. It works perfectly in living rooms, offices and lounge environments
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Le Corbusier LC2 Petit Comfort Sofa
Designed in 1929 by the french modernist Charles-Edouard Jeanneret,known as Le Corbusier.It was regarded highly complex to manufacture due to its geometrical bending tubular frame.Le Corbusier's design lives on as one of the most iconic cutting edge design of the 20Th Century.With the striking polished stainless steel external tubular frame and sumptuously comfortable leather cushions and seats, this designer comfort sofa has class written all over it!Le Corbusier As a spirited advocate of Modernism, he created a range of chairs and sofas that express his ideals with great sophistication and international style..
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Florence Knoll Three Seater Sofa
Designed originally in 1954 by Florence Knoll as part of her a Seating Series that includes the Armchair,the 2-seater and 3-seater Sofa and her iconic Designer Daybed.. Florence Knoll's pieces are minimalistic simple architectural designs that stood the test of time. Her lounge seating, sofas, tables, and storage adapt flawlessly to any environment, with their clean, linear design and incredibly durable, high-quality construction. These pieces are built to last a lifetime.Today we know that they stand in a class all by themselves.
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Van Der Rohe Barcelona 2 Seater sofa
The Barcelona three Seater sofa designed by Van Der Rhoe in 1929 for the German pavillion at the Barcelona exhibition. The Barcelona three seater sofa was mass produced by the knoll furniture company which was granted an exclusive manufacturing rights on this iconic cutting edge classic sofa..Our love seat Barcelona seater is fully and firmly covered with a premium Italian leather,comfortable cushions ,beautifully designed with hand made buttons,each individual panel stitched and piped to cover the seat cushions,the cushions are supported by bukle straps and not velcro straps as on inferior reproduction versions.All resting on strong,shine mirror stainless steel flat curvy bars without screws or balts to reveal the infamous x shape..Guaranteed to add a very unique x factor element to any modern living space..
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Red Lip Sofa
This sofa recently featured on Big Brother TV Show and on the red carpet at the Angus Thongs film premiere Leicester Square/London..incredibly quirky and provocative designer sofa,lip shaped in deep red fabric mounted on high polished chrome legs or without legs,two different style to suit your interior design..This mythical designer sofa inspired by the Italian Artist Salvador Dali' in 1936, based on the famous American actress Mae West's lips during the 1930's. The sofa has had a number of names over the years – first the Sofa Mae West and later the Bocca Sofa, the Lips Sofa or the Marilyn Bocca Sofa.As such an iconic and sensual design, it is set to remain a conversation designer piece for years to come..
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Mies Van Der Rhoe Barcelona Daybed
Mies van der Rohe's Daybed modern classics is a stunning example of form and function in equal measure. The perfect proportions and understated beauty of its leather and steel construction mean it works wonderfully in both traditional and contemporary settings.Mies van der Rohe designed the German pavilion and corresponding furniture for the 1929 world's fair in Barcelona. Among other things, his pavilion served as the setting for the inaugural ceremony led by the Spanish royal couple. This wonderful design was of course an integral and endearing legacy of that exhibition and has gone on to rightly be considered one of the best classic designs of the 20th century.The cushion is suspended upon a network of leather saddle straps which are fixed to a chunky solid hardwood frame to provide you with incredible comfort and support.A removable bolster pillow stretches across the width of the daybed and is secured in place by leather straps. Polished stainless steel legs add to the beauty of this modern classic design.
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Marshmallow Sofa George Nelson Style
Very Elegant and sophisticated designer sofa.Designed by George Nelson and Irving Harper for the famed Herman Miller Furniture Company 1956 ,According to Herman Miller catalogue, which introduced the Marshmallow Sofa, “Despite its astonishing appearance, this piece is very comfortable”. As if sitting on a bunch of marshmallows could be anything but easy on your bum.comprised of 18 padded circles seemingly “floating” atop a steel frame. The Marshmallow Sofa is constructed with 18 Soft-Firm Cushions made of polyurethane foam upholstered in full grain Italian leather ,filled with flame retardant urethane and Lacquered tubular mirror shine frame and cross bars to add strength and stylish modern designer look.
Eileen Gray Daybed
Sumptuous leather daybed by Eileen Gray. Perfectly decadent design - for wonderfully lazy days. The Eileen Gray Daybed was originally designed in 1925 for Madame Talbot's apartment in Paris, but was later used at the Designer's own home in Roquebrune in southern France.The Day Bed is among the most famous designs from Eileen Gray. The bed is not only a relaxing place to rest or sit, it will add style to any room it is positioned in. A Perfect place to relax and drift away for an hour or so.
The Swirl Designer Sofa
The Swirl Sofa is a quirky yet functional piece of modern furniture.Inspired and designed in Italy by Simman Febland The main feature of this designer sofa is the centre structure which resembles a strawberry swirl pudding. It seats up to 5 people and is ideal for a receptions,playrooms, bedrooms and also very popular with shop fitters. Upholstered in a plushvelour fabric..
Modular Designer Sofa
Very stylish and elegant designer sofa,Easily reconfigurable by its unique modular design which fit perfectly with any interior space.Very ideal for creating flexible meeting spaces,straight,convex and concave options..
Designer furniture of modern classicsremain a superb exemple of the elegance and beauty of mid century modern design and Bauhaus classic style. Most of these designer classics were invented over half of a Century ago, yet still regarded in our modern age, very modern and contemporary in its functionality, clean ptofile and beauty.
How often do you see a movie or a TV Show and think, wow what fantastic piece of furniture and wondered about its origins,prices and how can you get your hands on it ? More often it will be a modern classic piece of 20th Century Furniture.
There is still great interest in this furniture, and many pieces are still in production today. So you can browse and learn about the most iconic pieces of modern classic furniture, we have profiled.
Today’s trend in architecture of open plan living, with simple straight lines and forms, and white walls as a backdrop, creates the perfect space to place a piece of 20th Century Classic Furniture and make it the focus and highlight of the room that it deserves to be. So select from the pieces of furniture below, listed by designer, to learn more about their style and the design concept behind their creation. Many of the items in our assortment are contract quality, and are used in restaurants and hotels around the world.
Finding fresh, modern furniture and displaying them in exciting ways is an art and it isn't easy in an age where it seems like nearly everythings been tried already. A huge percent of the population today wants to live in a home that's elegant, artistic, urban and chic, modern classic furniture is the icing on the cake and fits perfectly for a hip, modern dwelling and even the more traditional homes. The designs that prompted this paradigm shift were produced in the middle of the 20th century, most of them well before 1960, and yet they are still regarded internationally as symbols of the modern age, the present and perhaps even the future. These timesless classic pieces became an icon of elegance and sophistication and will remain with us, for decades to come.
Olly Murs brought a special sparkle to Christmas this year,lounging comfortably on this timeless and classic designer sofa LC2 and Presenting on Chanel 4Music the X mas Special Show.Olly Murs celebrates the magic of Christmas by opening up his Santa sack full to the brim with the best festive tracks ever..
This inspired cutting edge sofa known as the LC2 Corbusier sofa designed originally in 1929 by the french architect and modernist Charles-Edouard Jeanneret,known as Le Corbusier..It was regarded highly complex to manufacture due to its geometrical bending tubular frame.Le Corbusier's design lives on as one of the most iconic cutting edge design of the 20Th Century.With the striking polished stainless steel external tubular frame and sumptuously comfortable leather cushions and seats, this designer comfort sofa has class written all over it!Le Corbusier As a spirited advocate of Modernism, he created a range of chairs that express his ideals with great sophistication and international style..The LC2,comfort collection consists of an armchair, two-seat and three-seat sofa and is included in the design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City as a statement of the modern international style.
This minimalist office chair inspired by the legendary Charles Eames in 1950.Very stylish,clean sharp profile and executive design..Eames office chairs have been featured on the X Factor judge’s panel and used by Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and others. The Eames office chairs are shown on numerous occasions throughout the program including the dramatic introduction to the show. X Factor is aired on Saturday and Sunday 7.45pm on ITV. To ensure appropriate firmness and flexibility, the Eames stretched the whole piece of upholstery between light weight Aluminium side ribs and tautly around each end of the frame..This high quality reproduction designed to the original style of Charles & Ray Eames,taking care of all the details which make this iconic chair a truly classic design..Eames office chairs collection includes different style and designs,thin pad,sot pad,Mesh,high back and low back, all mounted on either 4/5stars base, castors or Glades.
Red Lip Sofa As seen on Big Brother TV Show
This sofa recently featured on Big Brother TV Show, and on the red carpet at the Angus Thongs film premiere Leicester Square/London. Incredibly quirky and provocative designer sofa, lip shaped in deep red fabric, mounted on high polished chrome legs or without legs, two different style to suit different interior designs. This mythical sofa inspired by the Italian Artist Salvador Dali' in 1936, based on the famous American actress Mae West's lips during the 1930's. The sofa has had a number of names over the years – first the Sofa Mae West and later the Bocca Sofa, the Lips Sofa or the Marilyn Bocca Sofa.As such an iconic and sensual design, it is set to remain a conversation designer piece for years to come
The Bubble Chair AS Seen on Grand Designs
The Saarinen Bubble chair was featured in many Ads, TV Shows, films around the world. The bubble chair was featured on the Activia advertisement starring Martine McCutcheon. She is shown to be sitting on the chair while promoting the product..Also featured in the Grand Design TV program..Inspired nearly half of a century ago by the legendary Eero Arnio.The hanging bubble chair build with high glass materials,very elegant and stylish,made to endure years of gratification,the dome shaped exterior offers self closer,privacy and eliminate noises from outside .One of the most unique features of the bubble chair is the suspension from the ceiling cable,the suspension of the chair provides a free gravity and body motions which helps to levitate and relax, still the transparent casing make you part of the surrounding..Build with extremely comfortable seating...Admired for its innovative space age looking design, in addition to its peaceful and comfortable interior refuge.The smooth surface of the egg shaped exterior also present an easy target cleaning.
**The Verner Panton S chair As Seen on Grand Designs**
The Panton chair was featured in a variety of Movies and TV shows, won various design prizes world-wide and graces the modern chair collections of numerous renowned museums.It remains a superb example of the 20Th Century modern classic iconic designs..Used by many famous TV Shows and celebrities including Gorden Ramzy and Jamie Oliver restaurants..It is also featured in the TV Show Geand Design.The Panton S chair,was designed by the legendary Verner Panton in 1968, Despite its space age look, this modern classic chair fits into any living environment seamlessly whether it be an ultra modern office or apartment, traditional country home, playroom, kitchen, lounge hallway or even garden!
Very comfortable and avant-garde masterpiece invented by the pioneer of modern classic furniture and architecture Le Corbusier,Swiss born and originally named Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris. The LC4 was designed in 1928 for the furnishing of a villa in the Ville d’ Avray, and utilises exposed structural elements with padded leather cushion and headrest. This recognisable chaise lounge, described as the relaxing machine,was presented to the 'Salon d'Automne' in 1929, and included in the permanent collection of the New York City Museum of Modern Art.
Eames Eiffel Rocking Chair As seen on TalkTalk TV Ad
Undoutbly Charles Eames inspired the modern world with a series of iconic pieces, which stood the test of time, and remain a superb example of the superiority of modern classics. This iconic classic rocking chair designed originally by Charles & Ray Eames and manufactured in 1948 by Florence Knoll. Often known as The Eames Molded Rocker. Undeniably is one of the most significant design of the 20Th century. The RAR rocking chair designed to accommodate the body shape and weight comfortably.
Another Famous TV ad featuring The Acrylic Bubble Chair
The bubble chair was featured on this Activia advertisement starring Martine McCutcheon. She is shown to be sitting on the chair while promoting the product and the chair is featured throughout.
Eero Aarnio Ball Chair in Designer Studios
The ball chair can often be seen in Gok Wan’s studio. Gok Wan is renowned in the fashion industry for his fashion and style. The Ball Chair is both unique and dramatic in appearance and fits perfectly into its contemporary environment.Designed by the Finnish interior designer Eero Aarnio in 1963.Inspired by the sphere geometrical form,Aarnio invented a futuristic cutting edge design.The genesis of his unconventional design remains a cornerstone to any retro- modern lounge area or living room space.Designed by utilising the ball form and creating a room within a room..Unconventional,sleek,modern and very playful..
Saarinen Tulip Chair As Seen on Star Treck TV Series
In the late 1960's the Tulip chair played a highly visible role on the TV show where they appeared on the bridge set of the U.S.S. Enterprise, as well as throughout the rest of the ship. The bridge chairs were slightly modified Tulip chairs that featured plastic appliqués attached to their back panels. After the show was cancelled most of the set furnishing were discarded into trash dumpsters. Fortunately, several of the shows bridge chairs were salvaged, and have become highly prized collectibles. An original bridge Tulip chair was offered during the Hollywood Auction #17, selling for $18,000.
Florence Knoll Sofas - As seen on The Apprentice
Folorence Knoll Sofa is probably one of the most recognisable iconic pieces of modern classic.It is has been featured in numerous TV programs,shows,movies and displayed in so many designer studios across the globe..It has been displayed in the Series of Alan Sugar The Apprentice TV Show..This stylish sofas was Designed originally by the legendary Florence Knoll in 1954 as part of a her seating series that included the Famous Knoll Armchair,the Knoll three seater sofa and the Iconic Knoll Daybed..Florence Knoll's iconic pieces are minimalistic with a modern classic design features that adapt with a variety of architectural interior designs which stood the test of time. Her lounge seating, sofas, tables, and storage adapt flawlessly to any modern environment, with their clean, linear design and incredibly durable, high-quality construction.
Watch the screen cast from the TV Show **The Apprentice** featuring the Knoll Designer Sofas and The Nocuchi Class Coffee Table...