Tracey Hartman. Chair Furniture. January 04th , 2018.
Fabrics used were not necessarily subdued or subtle. Bright patterns were seen in both colonial and Georgian drawing rooms. Restorers of 18th century antiques often prefer plain coloured fabrics, but this is not necessary for authenticity. Leather upholstery is also a valid option. If you look at antique French wing chairs, or newer chairs echoing the Louis XIV or Louis XV period, you may well see a lower seat in the bergère style. Similarly, in 18th century England Hepplewhite tried lowering the seat in his designs. He called the wings saddle-cheeks, perhaps knowing that they were called cheeks, not wings, in France. Ears is their other name, used in some parts of Europe, and remembered in the old-fashioned British name lug-chair. (Lugs is slang for ears.)
Contemporary designers now produce all sorts of shapes and sizes of wing chair, and yet the early Queen Anne shape has an enduring popularity.Though the functional need for the wing declined as homes moved away from open fires to central heating, the design motif remained steadfastly popular. And not just in traditional furniture designs. Even with modernist furniture design in the 1950s and 1960s new chair designs using new materials (e.g. designs by Grant Featherstone 1951, Edward Wormley designing for Dunbar in the 1950s The Egg by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1958) either retained or re-invented the wing. Today modern homes have changed their layout and function considerably and one will find occasional chairs in almost any room, with lounge or bedroom being the most common locations. Wingback chairs may have a classic shape but they can be upholstered in the funkiest of modern fabrics. You may be surprised that a 300 year old design remains as popular today whether you are furnishing in a traditional or contemporary style.
In design segments, you can notice geometrical shapes, traditional shapes. Now fabric prints, digital prints, stitch works, thread works; mirror works are done on these chair covers. The use of block prints is now becoming popular among the corporate as well as residential furniture owners. For different parties, decorators prefer to opt for satin made ribbon stitched covers. The special touch of elegance can be easily voiced through these covers. Apart from paying attention to the print and fabrics, now designers are experimenting with piping works, patchworks in these covers for chairs. The zeal of bringing unique and out of the box works as the key reason behind these interior designing materials, be it a chair cover for a middle class or a celebrity class, everyone is now gearing up for the new makeover to their sitting arrangement and to reveal their sense of fashion and art through their colourful decorations on chairs.
Finally, the technology that presents itself in the world today offers a substantial and lucrative outlook for many chair furniture dealers. Traditional chairs are harder to make, given that most of them are results of manual labor. Their resources are also harder to procure, and most of them could not be easily distributed. Whereas, in contemporary chairs, they have the benefit of the latest technology and advanced factories that could easily manufacture them a hundred or a thousand fold as before. They also have the benefit of being made from easier resources. The plastic, again, is one such prime example of an easy resource. Finally, given the trend the people want nowadays, chairs are easily sold when they have that contemporary and unique design feel, and when they can be flexed to suit specific needs.
Since these chairs can fit in with all types of room arrangements, you can experiment it by keeping them in strong focal point areas of your rooms. For decorating your home in style, you can place accents chair near the window and enjoy sunny summer days or near the fireplace to enjoy a delightful hot cup of coffee in chilly evenings. You can arrange them in any room as it easily complements well with the new room set up as well as with the existing furniture. They provide a comfortable seating for a private conversation or for book reading or just for relaxing. These chairs are not just restricted for the living room decor. They can greatly complement the extra floor space in your bedrooms and library. You can place chairs with elevated back support in the library and select a stylish lounge chair with or without arms for your bedroom and enjoy watching television or simply relax on it. They add an elegant and more sophisticated look to your home and perfectly harmonize with the aura of your room.
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