Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Corona Chair: Novel Trend and Classic Icon

There is no magic recipe for what it takes to spark a trend among the masses, though we can say at least two of the ingredients are persistence and courage of one individual who is able to convince everyone else to follow an unprecedented fashion.  Even after it catches on and becomes all the rage, there’s no way to tell if it will go the direction of becoming a classic icon or fading away overnight—like my sneaker wedges sitting in my closet since last year.

In the case of Poul Volther and his Corona Chair’s debut in 1964, his Danish audience thought the chair was too trendy and bizarre, especially since there was nothing else like it at the time.  Fortunately, his US audience loved this innovative chair and the high demand turned this Corona Chair into a classic icon.

Our Corona Chair Reproduction has a swivel base of stainless steel legs, and our cushioning of high-resilient multi-density foam and molded fiber-reinforced polymer internal shell makes our version just as comfortable and beautiful as Volther’s version.

Come check out this new addition to our Chicago or Seattle Showroom!

Painting: "Learning to Bloom" by Sharon Kingston

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