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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…

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.

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…

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!

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…

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.


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.

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.

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. 

Know Your Furniture: Fauteuil

Know Your Furniture: Fauteuil

December 27, 2012


Pronounced “foe TUR”, a fauteuil is a style of open-arm chair with a primarily exposed wooden frame originating in France in the late 17th century.

A fauteuil is made of wood, and frequently with carved relief ornament. It is typically upholstered on the seat, the seat back and on the arms (manchettes). Some fauteuils have a valenced front seat rail which is padding that extends slightly over the apron. The exposed wooden elements are often gilded or otherwise painted.

Boss Office Furniture at Madison Seating

Boss Office Furniture at Madison Seating

December 19, 2012

“I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.”
-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

My interpretation of his message? When it comes to furniture, choose wisely. (Hey it’s what he said, look at the words; never mind all that metaphorical stuff…)

So how does one ‘choose wisely’?

Know Your Furniture: Hutch

Know Your Furniture: Hutch

December 18, 2012



A hutch is an American English word usually used to describe a set of shelves or cabinets placed on top of a lower unit with a counter and either drawers or cabinets. Hutches are often seen in the form of desks, dining room or kitchen furniture. Frequently referred to by furniture aficionados as a hutch dresser.


In the 18th and early 19th century, however, the term hutch or hutch table referred to a tabletop set onto a base in such a way that when the table was not in use, the top pivoted to a vertical position and became the back of a chair or wider settee.[1][2] This was a very useful form at a time when many homes had a large room used for multiple functions, because it allowed a large dining table to swing up and out of the way.[1]

Holiday Gift Ideas: Unico Office Chair by Zuo Modern

Holiday Gift Ideas: Unico Office Chair by Zuo Modern

December 06, 2012

Good morning all,

(Please indulge me for a moment folks as I succumb to the obvious and inevitable play on words here, even if it is somewhat less than clever….)

Looking for a “unique” gift? The Unico Office Chair by Zuo Modern is certainly “Unique’O”!

Cringe-worthy, I know…

But it’s the truth.