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Burst Mirror by Zuo Modern

Burst Mirror by Zuo Modern

April 26, 2013

The Burst Mirror by Zuo Modern

From time immemorial, mirrors have adorned the walls of the wealthy and the poor,  symbolic of  both vanity and mystical reflection, an obsession for some and bane and a burden for others. Designed and purchased as much for their artistic and aesthetic appeal as for any pragmatic consideration, mirrors have always been slightly more than just another household furniture item.

The Burst Mirror is the quintessential example of the predominance of artistic influence in classical mirrors today. With an interpretive design and unique “Burst” look, the Burst Mirror is another Zuo Modern masterpiece, and would look right at home in even the most sophisticated and cosmopolitan of homes or offices.

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Orbit Lounge Chair by Nuevo Living

Orbit Lounge Chair by Nuevo Living

April 23, 2013

Orbit Lounge Chair by Nuevo Living

Inspired by the futuristic nature of space age design, the Orbit Modern Chair offers a womb like-retreat where one can cuddle up with a good book, watch a movie, or listen to a favorite tune. easily capable of  matching any decor, this piece has a steel frame with steel base, 360 rotation and comfortable, poly cotton finish with CFS foam.

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Milan Design Week 2013: The Future of Auditorium Seating by Zaha Hadid

Milan Design Week 2013: The Future of Auditorium Seating by Zaha Hadid

April 16, 2013

Zaha Hadid, architecture and design guru, and winner of the 2004 pritzker prize, unveiled her latest furniture project at the recent Milan Design Week festival. Entitled  ‘Multiplicities Exhibition’, and as expected, the design is consistent with the nature of Hadid’s overarching philosophy and is a vibrant composition of visual continuity, with it’s complex geometries and not-so-subtle futuristic influences.

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Mercedes Benz Furniture

Mercedes Benz Furniture

February 20, 2013

Super-stars of the auto industry for well over a century, Mercedes-Benz has become the symbol for excellence and superiority in it’s field.

The  manufacturing giant has apparently expanded it’s considerable sphere of influence to include furniture design as well. A curious choice if you ask me, but Mercedes has proven nothing if not that when they set their mind to something, they usually get it done, and do it better, with more class and style than every one else.

As far as the furniture pieces themselves, well, let’s have a look…

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Hervé Van der Straeten, Art or Furniture?

Hervé Van der Straeten, Art or Furniture?

February 11, 2013

So often the line between furniture and art, the very thinnest of lines to begin with, can become so thin as to disappear altogether. Through the annals of history, great furniture designs and designers have been lauded more as art and artist, than mere craft and craftsman.

The same holds true today, even as the proverbial dividing line may have widened a little, as the great corporate machines churn out mass productions of pragmatic and functional furniture, there still remain those few visionaries, nay, artists, of the furniture world, whose finished pieces are as much a work of art as they are furniture.

Dynamic furniture maker Hervé Van der Straeten is a perfect example.

Last week in Chelsea, the opening night of a new 35-piece collection from the Paris-based furniture designer lit up the 15,000-square-foot loft space at Pucci International, among the finest furniture galleries in the United States, why not have a look for yourself…

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Madison Seating Featured Product: Love in Paris Office Desk

Madison Seating Featured Product: Love in Paris Office Desk

February 08, 2013

 

TGIF, am I right?

This weeks Madison Seating Featured Product is an inimitable and truly one of a kind desk. It certainly doesn’t get more original than this eye catching and truly unique piece. Needless to say, the particular design theme of this desk makes it quite the appropriate Valentine’s day gift,  while it’s fresh and risque personality would make it a stand-out piece among any home or office collection.

Pretty neat, wouldn’t you say?

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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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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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Furniture from the Barn

Furniture from the Barn

January 03, 2013

Here at Madison Seating we are passionate about all things furniture, and there is nothing like true creative ingenuity to catch the eye of a true enthusiast.

Enter the barn-to-furniture project.

The furniture pieces you see here all look quite old, but in fact, they’re brand new. They’re all made by Furniture from the Barn, a Pennsylvania-based outfit that gets their raw material, as their name implies, from no-longer-used barns.

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Seasons Greetings From Madison Seating!

Seasons Greetings From Madison Seating!

December 21, 2012

Season’s Greeting to all, from your friends here at Madison Seating.

Among other things, the holiday season is a time for reflection and some thoughtful introspection. Here at Madison Seating we would like to take a moment to recognize a very special individual, someone who has spent the last few weeks toiling endlessly to find the perfect gifts for friends and family, a person who has extended themselves on behalf of others, planning parties, holiday celebrations and a whole host of activities and events.

Here’s to you – our valued customers!

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Hurricane Sandy…and the Antoinette Dining Table by Steve Silver

Hurricane Sandy…and the Antoinette Dining Table by Steve Silver

October 26, 2012

Good morning ladies and gents, it’s so nice to see you all so happy and lively today…wait, hold on a second…that’s right, it’s Friday! No wonder everyone is in such a good mood…

But hang on a sec, before we get too carried away with weekend plans and fantasy football roster strategies, there is one last serious topic that we simply must address.

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