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…

From Fire Fights to Furniture

From Fire Fights to Furniture

February 06, 2013

So I came across this interesting furniture concept and thought I would share, but first, a brief tribute to the veterans of that great war.

From a grateful nation, we say thank you.

Speaking as one who’s paternal grandfather fought in WWII, the single greatest and most pivotal war in the history of our great country, I feel I echo the sentiments of all true-hearted Americans when I say that we will never forget the heroes and heroines who sacrificed everything fighting the evils of tyranny on distant shores.

We salute you. God bless you. God bless America.

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

Trending: Mirrored Furniture

Trending: Mirrored Furniture

February 04, 2013

Mirrors have the unique and impressive  design ability to visually expand your space while adding a touch of style. Traditionally, a household mirror, or “looking glass” as they were archaically know, was a primarily functional item, that although decorative and at times ornate, was mostly used for the practical purpose of self-grooming or admiring oneself.

Recently, growing market trends have begun to take advantage of the “Mirrored” concept and have expanded its role in modern furniture design. Lately, mirrored accents have been appearing on everything from desks and dressers to coffee tables and even wastebaskets. The trend appears to have gained real traction with consumers and it seems a new mirrored furniture design comes out every few months.

Here are a few examples…

Freaky Furniture Friday

Freaky Furniture Friday

February 01, 2013

It’s Friday people, so let’s get freaky!

This collection of freaky furniture combines elements of the morbid and macabre. Personally I struggle to understand the mind that has dedicated itself to the conceptualization and creation of these pieces, but hey, who am I to judge right? after all, I am posting them on my blog…

Needless to say, we don’t actually carry any of these unorthodox furniture pieces at Madison Seating

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…

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…

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…

Madison Seating Featured Product: Aeron Headrest

Madison Seating Featured Product: Aeron Headrest

January 28, 2013

Believe me when I say, no Aeron™ chair is ever complete without the stylish, ergonomic and comfort maximizing Aeron™ headrest.

Pictured above, this Aeron™ headrest may very well be the ultimate complementary item in the broad and diverse world of furniture accessories. The ultimate headrest for the ultimate executive chair. An accessory option no self-respecting “Aeronite” should be without.

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.

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.

Alphabetic Furniture

Alphabetic Furniture

January 23, 2013

Hey y’all,

Sorry for the brief hiatus.

Today I thought we might take a look at a particular furniture design concept that is both innovative and unique as well as being cute and creative. I find myself particularly taken with these pieces in part due to the incredible way that the ingenuity of the design actually enhances the functionality of the furniture, whereas all too often it seems the reverse is true in many contemporary ‘outside of the box’ designs, where so many times the focus is almost exclusively on the aesthetic appeal and the piece itself seems to remain barely functional.

This is very much not the case with the furniture pictured below.