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Lenovo Tablet Furniture

Lenovo Tablet Furniture

May 22, 2013

As modern societies touchscreen tablet craze continues to grow, the creators of some of the latest gadgets are taking their product development philosophy to a whole new level. Typically, the tech companies would roll out a new product or design, and leave it up to the consumer to find a way to integrate it into their respective environments.

Not so with the new Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27″ Tablet.

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Transformable Furniture From Yuya Ushida

Transformable Furniture From Yuya Ushida

April 22, 2013

Designer Yuya Ushida has developed ‘XXXX_’ a transformable furniture system made of a series of contracting and expanding sub-parts. When manipulated, the furniture transforms as needed. Its amorphous natural shape reconfiguring to produce sofas, stools, tables and benches, which are just a few of the pieces that can be created from the eight different elements within the building kit.

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Milan Furniture Design Week 2013: Headline Pieces

Milan Furniture Design Week 2013: Headline Pieces

April 17, 2013

Right around this time every year, from amidst the frenzy and electricity that is the Milan Design Week festival, there will emerge a number of new headline design concepts that will steal the show. Of the many new furniture pieces exhibited by the participating designers, we have selected the following photos as a representation of some of the headliners.

Would love to hear some feedback on these…

Take a look…

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The 411 On The Milan Furniutre Fair, The Hottest Trade Show In The Industry.

The 411 On The Milan Furniutre Fair, The Hottest Trade Show In The Industry.

April 12, 2013

The Milan Furniture Fair, or “Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano” in Italian, was first launched in 1961 as the largest trade fair of its kind in the world, showcasing the latest in furniture and design from countries around the world.

The Salone del Mobile, which opened this year this past Tuesday at the Rho fairground and will close Sunday, is rooted in the expansion of Italian manufacturing during the golden era  of “la dolce vita”  in the 1950s and 1960s, when visionary industrialists collaborated with talented designers to develop technically innovative products in an elegant, modern style.

The current show occupies an area of nearly 230,000 square metres (2,500,000 sq ft), and includes 2,500 companies, along with 700 young designers at the Salone Satellite, a secondary satellite exhibit. About 338,000 people attended the fair in 2012, more than in 2011, but less than 2008’s record of 383,793 visitors.

Stay tuned for follow up posts detailing some of this years “hits and horrors” of the show…

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Furniture Makers Innovative Salvaging of Beetle-Blighted Trees Nets Him $100,000.

Furniture Makers Innovative Salvaging of Beetle-Blighted Trees Nets Him $100,000.

April 08, 2013

Since the mid 1990′s, Mountain Pine Beetles have ravaged almost 4 million acres of wood in the Rocky Mountains, killing the trees and drying them out causing them to become highly flammable and a major source of forest fires in the region.

The world looked on, and saw a terrible blight.

Corbin Clay, custom furniture designer of The Azure Furniture Company, looked, and saw an opportunity.

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The Froc Chair. The Chair that will Grow with your Child!

The Froc Chair. The Chair that will Grow with your Child!

March 04, 2013

Buying furniture, especially a chair or high chair for your toddler can sometimes be a frustrating process. They grow up so fast, don’t they! It seems they outgrow everything so quickly, requiring you to continually buy more, slightly larger versions of the same piece of furniture. Wouldn’t it be great if you could buy just a single high chair, and actually have that chair grow with your child from toddler-hood until as late as 10 or 12 years old?

That’s where the Froc comes in.

Designed by Slovenian outfit Gigodesign, the Froc high chair can be adjusted and modified to be usable for all kids from ages 6 months to 10 years.

The Froc has three adjustable sections: the seat, the footrest and the backrest. It starts out as a regular high chair for toddlers, complete with a high footrest and a wraparound protective belt. As the years pass, you can remove the belt, as well as adjust the chair and footrest heights. When your child’s big enough, just remove the armrests and footrests, lower the chair to its minimum height, and use it like a regular seating furniture.

Weight support is handled by a solid leg with four extensions for stability, ensuring the chair keeps its balance even when your child leans over and makes sudden movements. It’s easy to assemble, too, requiring just a few minutes to put together from a fully disassembled mode.

Take a look…

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Super Bowl Furniture

Super Bowl Furniture

February 05, 2013

In tribute to the greatest national sporting event of the year, I thought I might share with you all some of the more appropriate Super Bowl furniture items on the market from past Super Bowl match-ups

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Brad Pitt, Actor, Director and…Furniture Designer!?

Brad Pitt, Actor, Director and…Furniture Designer!?

November 16, 2012

So there’s been this rumor going around that some guy named “Brad Pits” or “Bradly Pitt” or something, has announced he is now a furniture designer, and everybody is going crazy about it! The New York Times did a write up on it, People Magazine, the Huffington Post, and now I can hardly get through my morning coffee without some newbie here at the office coming up to me and gushing something like “did you hear…!?” or “Is it true…!?”. Really! Come on people! How many times have we heard this before! Some no-name loser, who couldn’t make it in the real world, quits his dead end job at the local gas station and decides ( the following is to be read while doing your best Homer Simpson impression,) “Hey! I know…I will design furniture!”

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MADISON SEATING INTRODUCES NEW FURNITURE LINE!

MADISON SEATING INTRODUCES NEW FURNITURE LINE!

November 14, 2012

Introducing the Hammary Furniture Company!

The folks here at Madison Seating are proud to announce that they have added yet another top name furniture brand to their already extensive list of quality manufacturers available to our customers.

Hammary, a division of La-Z-Boy Incorporated, is based out of the heart of the furniture world in Highpoint N.C. and the  line is targeted mainly for residential household use. Hammary offers a variety of styles in Occasional Tables, Chairsides, Home Office, Home Entertainment and Hidden Treasures pieces. Table groups contain an assortment of items such as rectangular, square and oval cocktail tables, end tables, lamp tables and sofa tables in a choice of wood or glass tops. In addition to tables manufactured from various species of wood, Hammary also carries tables fabricated from metals such as wrought iron, cast iron or cast aluminum with wood, glass tops, or marble.

So head on over to our store front and browse the new additions!

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Election Day Coverage from Madison Seating

Election Day Coverage from Madison Seating

November 06, 2012

My fellow Americans,

We find ourselves today, perched on the threshold of history. Today is a day long awaited, it is a day of hope, a day of destiny, and a day that will determine the future of a nation.

We the people, divided by party colors but united in our heritage, stand at a crossroads, and the path we choose will shape the future of this great country for generations to come. Each and every one of you, as you step into that voters booth today, will hold the fate of this great country in your hands. Choose wisely.

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A Message from Madison Seating in the Wake of “Frankenstorm” Sandy.

A Message from Madison Seating in the Wake of “Frankenstorm” Sandy.

October 30, 2012

On behalf of myself, my colleagues and all of us here at Madison Seating, I would like to take this moment to extend our heartfelt support and sympathy to all our friends and neighbors, who, over the last 24 hours, have endured and weathered what very well might have been the worst super-storm to hit the Atlantic Coast in over 100 years.

From Narragansett RI., to Snowshoe W.VA., and particularly in the coastal towns like those of south Jersey, the 95+ mph winds of “Frankenstorm” Sandy blew away homes, caused tremendous storm surges, and dumped countless feet of rain and snow on much of the Atlantic Northeast.

Thankfully, while even the loss of a single life is a tragic and sorrowful event, news sources indicate that actual loss-of-life totals seem to be remarkably low, thank G-d, largely due to the preparatory measures and warnings issued by our government and federal institutions, who were decisive and well prepared, and to the various news media outlets who kept us in the know with their crucial and timely updates. To all of you, from the very bottom of our hearts, we salute you and we thank you.

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