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...
Swivel furniture is a general term used in UK to specify the rotating design mechanism in chair. We can do a lot with a swivel office chair, or a rotating dining or lounge chair, but we can not really appreciate seating on a rotating sofa, or a swivel dining table, that is just not functional. The idea of a rotating mechanism was created in order to provide a functional role, effortless movement and comfort while sitting on a swivel chair, it brings sens of joy, freedom and fun. It is been proven medically that sitting on a comfortable office chair will improve the performance of the workers, and the opposite is entirely true, scientific research proved that low quality office chairs can cause a lot of medical issues such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches.
It is amazing to realise that Swivel furniture started its early journey in the18th century with the first swivel chair, designed by the third president of United Stares of America, Thomas Jefferson in 1779. Jerfferson's design was a simple wooden swivel chair, more of a modified replica of the English Style windsor chair. However, in the mid of the 20th century, new technological materials and methods, helped Architects and furniture designers to conduct new experiments, and the upholstered steel framed office chairs and fibreglass settings started to appear with Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, Van Der Rhoe, Arne Jacobsen, Poul Haningsen,Welhelm Wagenfled, Finn Juhl, and many other mid century modern designers.
Swivel furniture changed for ever its classic wooden appearance, to more lighter and elegant designs by using advanced materials and clean architectural lines and simpler shapes. The rotating design feature became quickly very popular and dominated the office furniture, and included almost every range possible in modern classic furniture, swivel stools, swivel dining chairs, swivel lounge chairs, swivel office chairs, These changes started with the Bauhaus movement in Germany between 1919 until 1939, and carried on in United States of America after the second world war, under similar design movement known by the international style.
There is no doubt that Charles Eames was the father figure of mid century modern design, his designer swivel furniture collection stand out among thousands of mid century pieces, some of his iconic furniture designs became classic pieces during his lifetime and they are still very popular and in production today.
This is a small selection of Eames swivel furniture,including his famous design office furniture and lounge chairs, featured by Star Design UK Modern Classics.