Modern Furniture rooted in the Classic

 Eileen Gray’s bibendum chair

As a designer I appreciate all kinds of furniture from very
traditional to modern and contemporary ones.  My lovely mother-in-law,
whose taste is more contemporary, once told me “you don’t like modern”
and my response was “I like modern furniture with classical reference.”
find comfort in what we know and/or we can relate to, so these types of
furniture which are modern but have been around for over half a century are the
kinds that offer an incredible balance between tradition and modern. 
Here are my absolute favorites.  Enjoy!

 Le Corbusier chaise lounge.

 Le Corbusier arm chair

 Saarinen Executive side chair

 Bertoia side chair

 Mies Van Der Rohe

Hans Wegner

Eames side chairs

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9 thoughts on “Modern Furniture rooted in the Classic

  1. Callie Grayson

    I have a few of these pieces in my home, which is a nice combination of modern and cottage. It's cozy. Every Saturday I sit curdle up in my Corbu lounge chair reading through mags sipping coffee.

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