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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Know Your Furniture: The Kneeling Chair

Know Your Furniture: The Kneeling Chair

January 10, 2013

In this Know Your Furniture post, we will take a quick look at one of the more curious and unorthodox furniture pieces you are ever likely to see.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Kneeling chair.

Description

A kneeling chair is a type of chair for sitting in a position with the thighs dropped to an angle of about 60 to 70 degrees from vertical (as opposed to 90 degrees when sitting in a normal chair), with some of the body’s weight supported by the shins.

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SPLINTER Furniture by Nendo

SPLINTER Furniture by Nendo

January 09, 2013

Nendo launched a new collection of furniture called Splinter for the Japanese manufacturer Conde House. Each wooden component looks as if it is peeling away, or splintering, to allow for hooks to hold coats, a single rod to become three table legs, or the backs of a chair to become armrests.

Take a look…

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Madison Seating Featured Product: Aeron™ by Herman Miller

Madison Seating Featured Product: Aeron™ by Herman Miller

January 08, 2013

Good morning all, today I would like to introduce a new Madison Seating Blog series entitled ‘Madison Seating Featured Product’,  where every now and then we shall post an exclusive new furniture item, hot deal or featured product from the vast inventory of MadisonSeating.com.

Let us begin at the top of the office chair food chain, at the very pinnacle of executive furniture, with an item that features the very latest in furniture design and engineering, ladies and gentleman…(drum roll please), the Aeron™ by Herman miller

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Know Your Furniture: Sofa, Loveseat, Divan, or Canapé

Know Your Furniture: Sofa, Loveseat, Divan, or Canapé

January 07, 2013

In this segment of the Know Your Furniture series, brought to you by Madison Seating, we shall endeavor to explore the different types of couches and sofa’s as well as the differences between them.

A couch or sofa is a piece of furniture for seating two or more persons in the form of a bench, with or without armrests, that is partly or wholly upholstered, and often fitted with springs and tailored cushions. Although a couch is used primarily for seating, it may be used for reclining.

In homes, couches are normally found in the family room, living room, den, sitting room or the lounge. They are also found in hotels, lobbies of commercial offices, waiting rooms, furniture stores, etc.

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Thermochromic Furniture and the Thin Line Between Useful and Useless

Thermochromic Furniture and the Thin Line Between Useful and Useless

January 04, 2013

So I came across this newly developed Thermochromic furniture concept while browsing one day, and while my initial reaction was one of enthusiastic wonder, after a few minutes of processing, I began to develop a bit of a different perspective.

But before I get too deep into the philosophical side of this post, why don’t you take a look at said ‘Thermochromic’ furniture for yourselves.

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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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Accent Arm Chairs From Madison Seating

Accent Arm Chairs From Madison Seating

January 02, 2013

The perfect arm chair in just the right place is sometimes all it takes to really bring a room together.

When it comes to interior design, a great design combination sometimes hinges on the small things. It is amazing what a small lamp here or appropriate vase there can do to help round out a particular effect and enhance the general ambiance and feel of the room. 

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