Looking for modern furniture pieces that will make a bold statement in your home? Here are five iconic chairs that will give any room a “Wow Factor” with timeless designs that won’t go out of style.
The LC3 Grand Modele Armchair is a stylish choice for any Living Room. Designed in 1928 by Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, the LC3 is a bold, modern chair with a linear, chrome-plated tubular steel frame and boxy cushions. Le Corbusier was a pioneer in the Modernist architecture movement of the 1920’s and 1930’s. The fundamental principles of this style were the expression of volume over mass, balance over symmetry, and the rejection of applied ornament. The LC3 is a beautiful expression of these Modernist elements, combining soft, inviting seating with strong linear elements.
Also designed by Le Corbusier and Perriand in 1928 is the LC4 Chaise Lounge, a sculptural, bold statement in any Bedroom. The LC4 Chaise features an angular chromed-steel frame that cradles the shape of the body. The curved steel base support allows the user to customize the seating angle and makes the chaise appear as if it’s floating above its linear base. The leather sling seat and bolster headrest are sleek and stylized, adding to the beautiful modern silhouette of the piece.
For the ultimate iconic Dining Room chair, look no further than the Emeco Navy Side Chair. The chair was commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1944 for use on warships. They required the chair to withstand a torpedo blast – something Emeco founder Bud Dinges proved when he threw the chair out of a sixth story window and it survived the fall undamaged. To this day, the Navy Side Chair is still made in Hanover, PA, with a proprietary welding process that gives the sleek, aluminum frame its superior strength.
The Eames Molded Plastic Rocker is a streamlined, modern, yet comfortable choice for a Nursery or Child’s Bedroom. The easily identifiable iconic form was designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller in 1948. During that era, form and function dominated architecture and furniture design. Modernist design emphasized originality, technical innovation and the use of new materials and manufacturing methods. Charles and Ray Eames mastered the art of molding plastic and welding wire, creating this beautiful, organic and ergonomic modern rocker that still inspires an exciting statement today.
The Herman Miller Company was one of the first American manufacturers to produce modern furniture in America and is considered an influential pioneer in the modernist furniture movement of the mid-century. An iconic chair designed in 1958 that is still embraced by consumers today is the Eames Aluminum Management Chair, a modern yet classic choice for any Home Office. It features a sleek aluminum frame and rolling base with a simple, streamlined leather sling seat that conforms to the body.
These bold, modern designs have inspired home owners for decades and can provide a dramatic statement in your space today and for years to come.