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Funky Furniture Friday

Funky Furniture Friday

March 22, 2013


Another week comes to an end, and as all you regular readers know, we like to do something a little “different” to close out the week on a lighter note.

Pictured below are some funky furniture  designs that I thought were just “different” enough to be noteworthy.

Take a look and let me know what you think!

Posture Promoting School Furniture

Posture Promoting School Furniture

March 20, 2013

Many of the posts on this blog center around the idea of furniture as an art form or novelty piece. And while there may be nothing a true furniture connoisseur enjoys more than a novel concept or design, I’m sure even the most enthusiastic amongst us would agree that the real priority in every furniture design should be the improved comfort and lifestyle of the person in question. Especially when it comes to the future furniture enthusiasts of the world, and indeed the very future of our world in general, our children.

In today’s post I would like to take a moment to salute the work of the Perch Company, an inventive design house that has received international recognition for their work in health positive school furniture design. Their commitment to the improvement of the health and quality of life for our children in schools across the world is both obvious and heartwarming.

Madison Seating Featured Product: Think Chair by Steelcase

Madison Seating Featured Product: Think Chair by Steelcase

March 13, 2013

While there may be plenty of chairs out there that are sleek, comfortable, ergonomic and stylish, there is only one high-end office chair that will make you “Think”.

Introducing the Think Chair by renowned furniture manufacturer Steelcase.

Flexors on the back and seat track your every movement and shape to provide optimal support for every area of your back and seat shape. The flexible seat edge relieves pressure on the back of your legs whenever you recline or lean forward. Everything about the Think chair, from the Profile seat and back Flexors, to the flexible front seat edge and the incredibly adjustable arms, all combine to make the Think Chair one of the most intuitive chairs on the market.

Know Your Furniture: The Rolltop Desk

Know Your Furniture: The Rolltop Desk

March 12, 2013

Though perhaps not as obscure as some of the other furniture pieces discussed in this series, I chose the rolltop desk for today’s Know Your Furniture segment because to me, the ingenuity of the design was never given the full appreciation or exposure it deserved. Practical, clever and way ahead of it’s time, the rolltop was the mainstay of small business offices at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.

The  rolltop desk is a 19th century reworking of the pedestal desk with, in addition, a series of stacked compartments, shelves, drawers and nooks in front of the user. The compartments and the desktop surface of a roll top desk can be covered by means of a tambour consisting of linked wooden slats that roll or slide through slots in the raised sides of the desk. In that, it is a descendant in function, and partly in form, of the cylinder desk of the 18th century. It is a relative of the tambour desk whose slats retract horizontally rather than vertically.

More Madison Seating Mega Clearance Deals!

More Madison Seating Mega Clearance Deals!

March 11, 2013

As promised in past posts, this here blogger is keeping a very close and watchful eye on the Madison Seating Clearance section so as to never miss a new deal and to seize every opportunity to pass these deals on to you, our loyal readers.

Ever since it’s recent launch, the Clearance section has afforded the folks here at Madison Seating the opportunity to offer some of our top quality items at incredibly discounted prices!

Defenestration, The Art of Falling Furniture

Defenestration, The Art of Falling Furniture

March 06, 2013

I will be the first to admit that there have been some rather unorthodox furniture concepts discussed on this blog in the past, but today’s post is perhaps the strangest and most unorthodox of all.

Here at Madison Seating we are intrigued by all things furniture related, and appreciate different furniture concepts and designs both for their functionality and the occasional element of art and abstract design. But even we will admit that, while the subject of this blog post may have been around for a while (since 1997 to be exact) , it still remains by far and away one of the most unique and “different” interpretations of furniture we’ve ever seen.

The work itself, entitled “Defenestration”, which literally means “to throw out of a window”, is a site-specific work of art located at the corner of Sixth and Howard Streets in San Francisco in an abandoned four-story tenement building. And in the words of its creator artist Brian Goggin “the site is part of a neighborhood that historically has faced economic challenges and has often endured the stigma of skid row status. Reflecting the harsh experience of many members of the community, the furniture is of the streets, cast-off and unappreciated. The simple, unpretentious beauty and humanity of these downtrodden objects is reawakened through the action of the piece. The act of “throwing out” becomes an uplifting gesture of release, inviting reflection on the spirit of the people we live with, the objects we encounter, and the places in which we live.”

Take a look…

Madison Mythbusters: Debunking the Many Myths of Modern Furniture

Madison Mythbusters: Debunking the Many Myths of Modern Furniture

March 05, 2013

Modern furniture has come a long way these past few years. With a constant influx of  new concepts and unique designs, the modern furniture options are growing steadily by the day. And yet, there remain some unfortunate myths and misconceptions surrounding the modernistic style that might still be holding some people back.

MYTH #1: Modern Furniture is too Ostentatious.
For the longest time, modern furniture was viewed by many as being just a little too pretentious and extravagant, expensive and loud. And while this may be true of some modernistic pieces, I think you would be surprised at some of the functionality-first, sensibly stylish designs that are out there today. Convenience and comfort are it’s first priorities, with the aesthetics being more of an added bonus.

Madison Mythbusters: Leather Furniture

Madison Mythbusters: Leather Furniture

February 26, 2013

Good morning all!

In this new series entitled Madison Mythbusters, brought to you by Madison Seating, we will be posting articles examining and perhaps debunking many of the myths, legends and old-wives-tales of the furniture world.

The first installment of this series will address 5 common misconceptions regarding leather furniture.

Lets dive right in…

Presidents Day and Our American Heritage

Presidents Day and Our American Heritage

February 18, 2013

Happy Presidents day to all, and while the exact nature of this holiday still confuses me a little, one thing is certain, this day is about American history, American pride and of course, American heritage.

Could there be a more appropriate day than this, to make mention of the American Heritage Furniture company, makers of fine, quality furniture and the brand of choice for true American patriots nationwide.

Based in GA. and producing top-tier furniture masterpieces for over two decades, the American Heritage Furniture company exemplifies the kind of stellar dedication and commitment to quality furniture making that retailers such as Madison Seating look for in a wholesale partner.

The following are just some of the many quality American heritage items for sale here at Madison Seating…

The Mirra Chair, by Herman Miller

The Mirra Chair, by Herman Miller

February 13, 2013

When we think of the iconic executive chair manufacturer Herman Miller, we  generally tend to think of the Aeron™ and rightly so. The Aeron™ has certainly cemented it’s place at the very top of the ergonomic totem pole, with it’s unparalleled ergonomic design and standard of comfort.

However, the Mirra, also by Herman Miller, may be one of the few other ergonomic options that may be mentioned in the same breath as it’s big brother, the Aeron™.

The Mirra is a design that was achieved with international cooperation by Herman Miller and Studio 7.5, a German design firm. It’s also certified, 96% recyclable and 42% fabricated with material derived from recycled resources.

Here are just a few of the specs on this uber-ergonmic masterpiece…

Valentines Day Furniture

Valentines Day Furniture

February 07, 2013

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I thought I would dedicate today’s post to the ethereal and mysterious idea that is romance.

True love is nothing if not incorporeal and abstract, but it’s expressions are often very material indeed. A symbolic gesture or gift can sometimes contain within itself a depth of feeling that may otherwise be incommunicable.

Hence the Valentines Day tradition of exchanging gifts with a “significant other”.

Some of you may be wondering, and rightly so, how this could possibly relate in any way to our passion and pride here at Madison Seating, furniture.

The answer, ladies and gentlemen, is in these photos below…

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…