In the era of wealth and securities, heavy furniture is favorable because of its solidity and valuable history. It went the same as fashion when a more vibrant fabric and the solid color signified wealth, while patterns and patches were more middles or lower class. It was up until the 20th century that furniture trends should require at least two men when moving it around.
In the current trends, more people turn to choose an ergonomic furniture style for the shake of efficiency and comfort environment for home and office. It happens as more architects prefer to design their furniture in a lighter and portable form. More importantly, the furniture design is also fashionable and even gravity-defying. Most ergonomic furniture has a warm and distinctive color with more earthy tones and shapes. What would be an essential feature for ergonomic furniture style is its function, instead of the form, status, or even reputation. Check out some of the famous furniture architects and their ergonomic furniture style choices for your reference.
Arne Jacobson’s Egg Chair
Arne Jacobson is a distinctive Danish furniture architect that specialized in the shape of chairs. His notable work is an elliptical form chair, famously known as an Egg Chair. The unique chair shape has a curved bottom and winged back. It gives the impression that the sitter is mounted on a tiny wooden like in a cocoon. This way, the sitter can have the feeling of complete and total comfort in the incubation. The Egg Chair’s popularity has resurfaced after taking a role in popular culture with its iconic existence in a reality show and famous franchise. With its revolutionary shape and ergonomic function, the Egg Chair has become a favorite classic furniture choice for society in recent decades.
Mart Stam’s Steel Chair
Mart Stam, the dutch furniture architect, introduced the Steel Chair without rear legs in 1927. Instead of using long straight legs, he uses a square in S shape to make a lightweight steel chair. The form of the chair tends to be a box with a strip of heavy canvas for the seat and back. This chair’s advancement lies in its unornamented and simple design that fits in the modern furniture style. Also, this chair’s economic construction makes the sitter feel comfortable, like sitting in the air without worrying about the needs of a luxurious cushion.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lily Reich’s Barcelona Chair
The Barcelona Chair is perhaps the most famous of all. It was designed during the International Expedition of 1929 by two German architects, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich. This sofa lounge chair with its two connected steel bar is both attractive and functional. At first, the chair seat uses the leather, but then it is reproduced with vinyl and other fabrics to take care of easily. The Barcelona chair has become the collector’s items, which brings a broadly exciting discussion.
Eileen Gray’s Adjustable Side Table
Born and raised in Ireland, Eileen Gray found the idea of her Adjustable Side Table when seeing her sister used to study at night. This side table’s success is remarkable as it has been recognized as one of the most notable furniture styles during the 20th century. It happens as this style is matched with the parameters of the ergonomic furniture and art deco distinction.
Isamu Noguchi’s Coffee Table
Some furniture architect masters work in different fields, enabling them to create crossover furniture more creatively. The famous and notable one is Isamu Noguchi and its Coffee Table, which keeps continuing its production. Intelligent and performative tracks have replaced the box-shaped body table, which has become old-fashioned furniture. People know Noguchi as a set designer and lamp marker as well, and they can enjoy all his works at the Noguchi Museum.