Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Swan Chair: It's What's on the Inside That Counts

One of the most important elements of a durable piece of furniture is one you are not able to see:  the internal shell.  The visible aesthetics are obviously a critical factor too, though the strength of the shell is what can make or break the longevity of a chair.

For instance, when Jacobsen had originally created this iconic accent chair, the best option available was Styropor.  He used this material to achieve the continuous shapes and curves of his Swan Chair in 1958.

Styropor has rarely been used in the decades since 1958 and most furniture makers tend to use the standard HDPE thin plastic shell that cannot provide the same strength as our furniture.  Our Swan Chair Reproduction is crafted with a fiber-reinforced polymer internal shell that offers greater strength and is one of many reasons we guarantee our five year warranty.

Come see what makes our Swan Chair Reproduction beautiful on the inside and out at any one of our showroom locations near you!

Painting: "Learning to Bloom" by Sharon Kingston

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