Contemporary furniture design started to become popular during the 50's and 60's, when designers and creators of furniture realised the current trends were far too uninspiring and deemed to do something about it. Their idea was to create functional furniture that had an aesthetic appeal.
To get the contemporary look, designers looked to untraditional and unusual materials, shapes, designs and structures. They were not only concerned with the functionality of the piece but wanted it to be admired for its beauty and originality too. Some pieces have now become akin to art and are sought after as collectors? pieces around the world.
When searching for contemporary furniture for your home you will find many pieces are constructed from plastic. Plastic is used due to its resilience and flexibility; it can be stretched into almost any shape required and looks good in all colours. Another material used in contemporary furniture, and just as durable, is fiberglass. Starting off as a flexible material, it can be molded into whatever shape is desired and a fixing agent applied to enable it hard wearing.
Contemporary furniture is not only made to last, it also can be an effective and stylish addition to any room and most pieces are made with comfort in mind. It is quite easy to mix contemporary furniture with other styles and decors as the smooth, clean shapes and lines can give a simple yet noticeable look.
If the style of your house is traditional, rustic or has your own unique stamp on it, a design can be found to match the existing decor. Leading manufactures and suppliers of modern and contemporary furniture can be found online where there is a selection of quality items for the house or office.
The beauty and quality of contemporary style furniture also appeals to film and TV producers and music video makers, providing tasteful yet funky and eye-catching pieces to furnish movie and television program sets.
The prices of any contemporary furniture varies, dependant on the designer and brand name. Designers are always prone to having their ideas and styles copied and mass produced. One such modern designer includes the Dutch born Arne Jacobsen who created the original Egg chair, Ant chair and the designer Swan chair.
The Arne Jacobson Egg Chair is a striking example of contemporary, novelty furniture design that has been adapted to suit the mass public. The Egg Pod Chair is designed as an oversized hollow semi-circle and has the ability to swivel for a long time before slowing down. The Egg chair has appeared in many movies and is a memorable piece. Close replicas of the original can be found online at reasonable prices.
Adam Sandler chilling in an Eames Office Chair
The Bellagio Chair is a familiar piece of furniture. The classic armchair and footstool can be found all over the world ever since their creation more than a century ago. Modern contemporary versions feature matching upholstery in bright colours or leather and silver metal feet fashioned at unusual angles for a unique look.
Also influential in the contemporary furniture collections were Charles and Ray Eames, designers of chairs, chaise lounges and loungers. Replicas of their beautiful chaise lounges are very modern with glossy, smooth materials used in the curved seating and delicate legs, they can be a bold addition to any home. Solid materials and playful styles incorporated into highly functional, useful pieces characterize the best in the contemporary furniture movement.
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