Last updated on July 22nd, 2019 at 04:02 am
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There is furniture and there are timeless pieces that scream class, history, style and add that designer touch to any space. Even if you cannot afford the designer pieces aim to have at least inspired furniture pieces that come very close to the originals. Why?
So you have quality and not quantity in your house. We spend most of our lives using and looking on everyday objects that help or facilitate our daily lives, so why not make them stand out or simply pretty?
Glamour and function in one.
Glamorous they are, yet so versatile when it comes to pairing and adding class, style, and even whimsy to any interior. Even if you pair them together in one room they will look good together. Trends shift and change but these eleven stay no matter what. There has to be a reason some of these pieces are still featured in blockbuster movies!
11 timeless furniture pieces beyond fashion and trends:
From Sigmund Freud, British aristocracy to a modern-day hotel lobbies and gentlemen clubs Chesterfield sofa is both the status and the comfort symbol. More on the origin of the sofa here.
Chesterfield is a furniture style but not a brand name. Chesterfield is a particular style within all types of furniture. More on that here.
Paul Fleming, the fourth generation of furniture makers at Fleming Howland, whose company won the right to copyright the name Chesterfield, says the origin of the name is a real mystery. “Originally chesterfield just meant a sofa or even a piece of furniture,” he said. More on that here.
Movies featured in:
- Because I said So
- Modern Family series
- Luke Cage
- 30 Rock Series
The first Eames lounge chair and ottoman was designed by Charles and Ray Eames as a gift for Billy Wilder, the director of the classic film ‘Some Like It Hot’.
Charles and Ray Eames furniture feature in multiple movies. When film set decorators need to convey a character’s good taste and style or when they simply need an extremely handsome piece in a domestic or office setting, we’ll often spot an Eames creation and more than often a classic Lounge chair. More details here.
Movies featured in Iron Man, Click, Sunday In New York, The Ghost Writer, Frasier, Gossip Girl, Hope Springs, The Housemaid, Tron: Legacy, Closer, Archer, House, Casino Royale.
n 1928, Le Corbusier, who so far had been mostly known as the modernistic architect and urban planner, under the influence of Perriand, began his involvement with furniture design. While working on the furniture line, Le Corbusier successfully applied his architectural philosophy of placing mankind’s needs at the center of his designs. As a result, the LC4 Chaise Longue is perfectly tailored to the ideas of rest and relaxation.
The LC4 Chaise Longue is undoubtedly one of the symbols of 20th-century modernism. Even today, almost nine decades after its presentation, the LC4 has neither aged nor become trite. It still looks fresh, extravagant and contemporary. More details here.
A model from the same series LC 3 is seen in:
- The Incredibles
An LC 3 model is slightly bigger and flatter. Otherwise, it represents the same time and style.
- American Psycho (2000)
- Tron: Legacy (2008)
This dining table by Eero Saarinen, also known as the Tulip table, has a simple and elegant silhouette that’s timeless and versatile. It was a hit in 1957 and it is still a hit today.
The Tulip table is part of Saarinen’s Pedestal collection, in which he replaced “the slum of legs” typically found beneath furniture, with a single sculptural pedestal. The leg is made of cast aluminum painted white or black. Pair it with everything from vintage wooden chairs to Philippe Starck’s Ghost chairs.
9. Any antique furniture.
10. Family history pieces.
11. Art paintings in an abstract style.
You can match them to any interior and they will always look good. Please keep in mind that an art piece has to have colors you already have in your place.
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