Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Luxurious Appeal of Tufted Furniture

The Luxurious Appeal of Tufted Furniture

January 31, 2013

You know how sometimes you just know something. You feel something. You cant explain it but you know its true. To me, this is one of those things.

Tufted furniture, whether it’s one of those stately, plush, old fashioned tufted leather chairs like the Executive High Back by Office Star or a more contemporarily modern style like the Elizabeth Occasional Chair by Sunpan Modern (both pictured below), there seems to be an added air of luxurious sophistication about these and most other tufted pieces.

Let’s take a look at few of the many tufted wonders out there, including one piece that sells for a whopping $27,000! Shall we…

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Know Your Furniture: Tuffet, Pouffe and Hassock

Know Your Furniture: Tuffet, Pouffe and Hassock

January 30, 2013

I know it’s fairly unlikely that you will come across these admittedly obscure furniture terms at any point in your furniture experience, and if your in the kind of business were you will, chances are you already know the definitions of these terms. Anyhow, we’ll give it a shot in the off-chance that this post will somehow result in you impressing a friend or a colleague…

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Unique Concept Furniture

Unique Concept Furniture

January 29, 2013

Every so often, while browsing a showroom floor or visiting a friend, you come across a piece of furniture that has that ‘it’ quality that makes you pause for a moment and give that particular piece of furniture a second or even a third glance.

Sometimes it’s a sleek curve or radical design twist that catches your attention, or it may be the quirky functionality of a new futuristic or contemporary piece, whatever the case, these unique piece can be a welcome break from the tedium of “same old, same old” that can sometimes bog down the furniture world.

The following few pics are some examples of just those types of quirky and unique furniture pieces, have a look…

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Madison Seating Featured Product: Aeron Headrest

Madison Seating Featured Product: Aeron Headrest

January 28, 2013

Believe me when I say, no Aeron™ chair is ever complete without the stylish, ergonomic and comfort maximizing Aeron™ headrest.

Pictured above, this Aeron™ headrest may very well be the ultimate complementary item in the broad and diverse world of furniture accessories. The ultimate headrest for the ultimate executive chair. An accessory option no self-respecting “Aeronite” should be without.

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Design and Re-design! Continuously Customizable Furniture.

Design and Re-design! Continuously Customizable Furniture.

January 25, 2013

It’s every furniture designers worst nightmare – they have just spent months, maybe years channeling their inner creative genius to create the perfect piece of furniture, a true masterpiece. They win awards, appear on the cover of exclusive designer magazines, and their design is forever enshrined and immortalized in the worlds modern art museums.

Sounds pretty good doesn’t it. So what is the nightmare you ask? Well, the nightmare begins a few months or even years later, when, one day while revisiting said celebrated piece of furniture our protagonist suddenly and to his utter horror feels…nothing!  No sense of amazement, no feeling of intense pride and accomplishment, it has lost its quality of novelty, gone is that old sensation of timeless wonder he would experience every time he would glance at his masterpiece. His once transcendental work had become old, boring and obsolete.

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Know Your Furniture: History of the Hammock

Know Your Furniture: History of the Hammock

January 24, 2013

For this latest installment of the Know Your Furniture series, I thought we might take a little journey back in time and see if we can’t possibly track down the origin and outline a brief history of a particular furniture piece that seems to have been around forever. The Hammock.

No doubt we are all familiar with contemporary hammocks as they are used in the world around us today. The symbol of carefree leisure, hammocks are a fairly simple and functional concept, a piece of material slung between two trees where one might lounge in the sun or sip an iced tea on a hot day.

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Alphabetic Furniture

Alphabetic Furniture

January 23, 2013

Hey y’all,

Sorry for the brief hiatus.

Today I thought we might take a look at a particular furniture design concept that is both innovative and unique as well as being cute and creative. I find myself particularly taken with these pieces in part due to the incredible way that the ingenuity of the design actually enhances the functionality of the furniture, whereas all too often it seems the reverse is true in many contemporary ‘outside of the box’ designs, where so many times the focus is almost exclusively on the aesthetic appeal and the piece itself seems to remain barely functional.

This is very much not the case with the furniture pictured below.

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Fascinating Furniture Concepts

Fascinating Furniture Concepts

January 18, 2013

Every so often, the mostly sane world of furniture design will go of script, just a little. And when it does, the result can sometimes be something pretty special. The following is a small collection of some of the more interesting and unconventional furniture concept designs out there.

Take a look…

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Madison Seating Featured Product: The Galaxy by Era Products

Madison Seating Featured Product: The Galaxy by Era Products

January 17, 2013

In this latest segment, we will feature what is perhaps the most exotic and feature laden executive chair on the market today.

The Galaxy executive chair by Era Prodcuts, is truly a masterpiece in a class of its own. And it’s gorgeous detailing is only the beginning. Deeply floating  padded cushions support your body and will cradle you in total comfort. Maximizing ventilation while providing individual support zones, the use of multiple panels allows for further ventilation and support that is tailored to position the body for maximum comfort and ergonomic benefit. An adjustable headrest relieves pressure from your head, neck and shoulders.

Hard to believe that all these features can be had at a reasonable price?

Think again!

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Project Zip:per – Unzipping the Full Potential of Furniture Design

Project Zip:per – Unzipping the Full Potential of Furniture Design

January 16, 2013

Curiosity about everyday objects has become, in large part,  the most important motif to korean furniture design studio the zoom.

Their creative genius it seems, lies in their inspirational ability to reinterpret these seemingly mundane and unremarkable everyday objects, a process they refer to as ‘zoom:ing’.

‘Zoom:ing’ takes these objects and, through a combination of vision and skill, turns them into one of a kind furniture pieces that are both functional and a work of art.

In this particular scene, their recent  ‘zip:per’ project yielded a series of bookshelves,
chairs and wine racks that incorporate exaggerated zippers to provide a little humor and added function.

Take a look…

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Unique Eco-Conscious Furniture

Unique Eco-Conscious Furniture

January 14, 2013

Hey there, hope y’all had a wonderful weekend.

Those of you who are avid readers of the Madison Seating Blog, are familiar with my obsession with all things furniture, and especially the innovative, unconventional and sometimes outrageous designs making their way into the furniture world today. Combine that with some other added element such as Eco-friendly designs made from recycled material, or some sort of bio-degradable concept and I am hooked!

These next few items listed here, each have their own unique story and twist, but they are all linked in the sense that they are made from recycled everyday materials in an impressive display of creative ingenuity.

Take a look…

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Quotable Furniture Quotes

Quotable Furniture Quotes

January 11, 2013

Good morning and happy Friday to all,

So I thought we would try to end the week on a bit of a lighter note, and some “quotable quotes” seemed to be the perfect way to do it. So here they are, courtesy of the good folks at Madison Seating.

Have a look, and lemme know which quote you liked the most…

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