Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Conrad Moulton: Iconic Illustrator and Abstract Visionary

During the Golden Age of Print Advertising in New York City, amid the large and competitive pool of artists vying for a spot as professional advertising illustrators, a select few artists stood out from the crowd, setting the standard of the era with their undeniable skill and eye for details.  Conrad Moulton's prolific collections of iconic advertising illustrations are images many of us still recognize today.  Similar in style to Norman Rockwell's work, the two artists were friends and ran in the same circles during the 1940s, 50s and 60s while working in New York City. 

When it came time for retirement, Conrad ceased the opportunity to steer this focus toward his large-scale abstract work.  After mastering his own unique abstract aesthetic, his inherent artistic talent was proven all over again with his new style, while remaining consistent and true to the style of the time.

These ageless original paintings by Conrad Moulton are the perfect addition to any modern home and are on display in the Modern Classics Furniture Showroom in Chicago.  Pictured here is Moulton’s Blue Abstract  in combination with our Wegner Style Wing Back Chair and Exhibition Side Table.

Come visit any of the Modern Classics Furniture Showrooms in Chicago,  Bellingham or Dallas where you can see and experience all we have to offer!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Our Exhibition Chair: A Throne For The Home

When Mies van der Rohe debuted his iconic Barcelona Chair in 1929, it was literally fit for a king and queen.  The King and Queen of Spain had commissioned the German architect to design the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona and he created his iconic Barcelona Chair we all know and love today.

To make this chair as comfortable as it is undeniably beautiful, a reputation it has gained over the years, we made a few visually unnoticeable adjustments to our Barcelona Chair Reproduction.  These small adjustments make it a pleasantly comfortable surprise to anyone who sits in our version for their first time.  With 39 different leather and fabric colors to choose from, this is the perfect addition to any room where lounging may occur!

You can read all about our version in our Comparison Guide or visit one of our showrooms in BellinghamChicago or Dallas to check it out in person!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Closer Looks: Knoll Lounge Chair

Amidst the excitement of the 20th century modern era and the classically modern furniture emerging onto the market, there was no shortage of bright colors and organically funky curves, making these pieces the obvious focal point of any room.  There needed to be a way to counterbalance these pieces and Florence knoll took it upon herself to create what she called the “fill-in pieces that no one else wants to do.”  I wish she gave herself more credit because in doing so, she created her Lounge Collection that has since retained the same iconic status as the designs of her colleagues who she let have all the fun.

Following all the same specifications as the original model, our Florence Knoll Lounge Chair Reproduction uses a much higher quality of materials that have only become available to us today thanks to advances in technology.  Also, whether you prefer stainless chair legs or wood legs, we now offer both making it among the most versatile and durable reproductions you will find.

You can see this modern icon and everything else we have to offer by visiting our ChicagoDallas or 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Closer Looks: Wegner's Wing Back Lounge Chair

One of my favorite designers of the 20th century is, hands down, Hans Wegner.  Not only are each of his iconic furniture designs strikingly modern and elegant, but they are designed in such a way to make me sit up straight.  Take for example his Wing Back Chair and Ottoman: this was designed with a slanted seat and higher seat back to support the upper back through the crown of the head while also supporting the natural curve of the lower back, thus making proper posture the natural sitting position.  Oh, and it looks great too!

Our Wing Back Lounge Chair and Ottoman Reproduction honors the same dimensions as the original model and is offered in a wide variety of our Scandinavian Leathers.  You can come check it out in our 
BellinghamChicago or Dallas showrooms!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Closer Looks: Jacobsen's Egg Chair

In 1958, when the SAS Royal Copenhagen Hotel was in need of a designer they turned to the famous Arne Jacobsen.   It was for this project Jacobsen created his famous Egg Chair, one of the most iconic ‘easy chairs’ from the modern age.  In the decades since the Egg Chair’s debut, the demand has remained unwavering and is still instantly recognizable in homes and offices around the world.

Our Egg Chair and Ottoman Reproduction is made to the same specifications as the original version (and at a fraction of the price).  To maximize the comfort on our version, we have added some extra cushioning and we offer it in a wide variety of colors of our exclusive boucle fabrics, making it a perfect addition to any home or office.

You can come check it out, along with everything else we have to offer, by visiting any of our showroom locations in BellinghamChicagoDallas!