Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Le Corbusier and Turning a Chair Inside Out

When Le Corbusier combined creative forces with Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret, the result was the iconic LC2 and LC3 armchair.  Originally they nicknamed it ‘the cushion basket.’  They turned the standard lounge chair inside out by placing the chair’s framework around the exterior with tubular steel, rather than under the chair’s leather.  In doing so, the thick cushions were held together by the tubular steel structure.

Our  LC2 and LC3 Lounge Chair Reproductions honor the dimensions of the original design.  We are able to make use of higher quality materials we only have available today to ensure they last for much longer than was ever thought possible back in 1928.

You can come check out our LC2 and LC3 Lounge Chair Reproductions and everything else we have to offer in our BellinghamChicago or Dallas factory showrooms!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Grant Featherston Introduces Modernism to The Land Down Under

If not for Grant Featherston, Australian architect and designer, the land down under may have missed the boat on modernism during the 20th century.  Featherston’s designs not only introduced modernism to his native Australia, they have become highly sought after iconic examples of Australian furniture design around the world. 

We are thrilled to offer our Featherston R160 Contour Chair Reproduction.  Just like Featherston’s original design, our reproduction is built to the same specifications and made to fit with the natural curves of the human body.  With our high resilient multi-density foam and high performance boucle fabric, it is guaranteed to last for many years of stylish lounging.

Come check out everything we have to offer by visiting us in our BellinghamChicago or Dallas showrooms!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Best Starting Point For Furnishing Your New Home

Being a new homeowner and settling in to your unfurnished place is supposed to be one of life’s most exciting and celebrated stages.  While it certainly is just that, there is also the inevitable stress that pops up during the process.  One of these moments comes when opening up your computer (mostly likely, while sitting on the floor until you find your perfect chairs) and realizing there are an overwhelming number of options for furniture. 

Filtering out the companies that are only online is a great place to start since, through the magic of the Internet, looks are often deceiving.  It is always best to only consider companies with a location where you can see and experience the furniture. 

You can visit any of our showroom locations nationwide in BellinghamChicago or Dallas, to check out the pieces you are considering.  Seeing the item here will let you know exactly what to expect once it is delivered to you, instead of crossing your fingers and hoping it looks as great in your living room as it does in a picture online.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tricks to Visually Heighten Your Ceilings

Although not every home has been given the 20 foot ceilings many of us long for, there are many tricks to make ceilings appear taller and visually open a space:

1.     Painting the ceiling with a high gloss or semi-high gloss will give the illusion of a higher ceiling due to the mirror-like effect it has over the entire room.
2.     Lighting that points upward will bounce off the glossy ceiling and maximize this effect to make ceilings appear higher
3.     Introducing vertical stripes will naturally elongate the height of the walls, and can be done with wallpaper, vertical paneling or wall d├ęcor.
4.     Lower furniture will visually maximize the height of the room, since it allows for more space between it and the ceiling.  Poul Kjaerholm designed his iconic pieces with a lower seat height making them a great place to start.

Our Poul Kjaerholm Reproductions honor the same dimensions as his original designs with the distinct lower seat heights.  Whether you decide to furnish the entire room or start with just one piece, Kjaerholm’s minimalist designs can work in almost any setting.

Come check them out along with all the other options we have to offer at our BellinghamChicago or Dallas showrooms