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Classic furniture I would love to own

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I tend to be unadventurous when it comes to new things. I read reviews, surf for positive opinions on just about anything before giving it a go. If there’s a new movie out, I rotten it. A new place to eat at Vivo? I will be googling ieatishootipost or ladyironchef.

Furniture for a new home? I m going straight for classics where a million bums have sat on and raved about. It’s unimaginative but when space is limited, I rather err on the side of quality.  So here are some of the furniture pieces I would kill to have.

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Designed by Charles and Ray Eames

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

There isn’t one I sat on that I have not been blown away at how comfortable it is. XTRA had a few limited edition all black pieces, and I have seen some messed with in plaid or even refurbished in green floral that actually looked quite nice. You can’t go wrong with this one regardless of taste.

Barcelona Chair
Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Barcelona Chair

Literally designed for kings, this chair was designed in 1929 for the King and Queen of Spain at Barcelona’s World’s fair. I love it in black but the rusty brown is fabulous too. Now I wish I had bought the used pieces from Massimo Dutti where they were renovating their Liat Towers store.

Tulip Chair
Designed by Eero Saarinen

Tulip Chairs

I think these would make great bar counter chairs if you have an open concept kitchen with a low bar counter. The backing helps for those who haven’t had their coffee yet after getting up from bed.

Swan Chair
Designed by Arne Jacobsen

Swan Chair

The swan chair was created in 1958 by Arnes Jacobsen, who is also famous for another animal inspired chair – the ant chair. Would be great in the living room complementing without outshining the other furniture.

The question now is how to fit them all in.


Written by L

January 27, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Posted in Architecture

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