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The executive sofa Top Management Executive armchair and sofas—1, 2, 3 and 4-seater—and symbols of classic timeless elegance and quality. Provides class, design and sophistication to any professional setting. The cushions are upholstered with 40 individual panels cut, and were handled to follow the curved structure but not a hard pound of cushion.

See Figure 6 The leather should feel soft and supple, instead of rigid and thick. It should also be matte; shiny leather is often a sign of a fake chair. The version produced by Knoll Studio is upholstered using twenty individual panels, cut and hand-welted then tufted with matching buttons whereas cheaper copies are simply one piece and pleated. See Figure 7 It was the very first manufacturer, which produced the Barcelona chair in the Barcelona Pavilion.

It had eight seat and seven back leather straps with two buttoned leather removable upholstered cushions. The Tugendhat couple was very fond of the Barcelona chair when they visited the World Exposition, and requested Mies to design a modern piece of furniture for their house as well.

She developed her talents as a painter and designer of furnishings, textiles, and also architecture. Gray started off her career in lacquer repair, lacquer design, and interior decorating in which she designed furniture and accessories.

In the early s, Gray created lacquered screens, architectural paneling, and extravagant furniture in the Art Deco style, which were characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation. She explored decorative surfaces with luxurious materials, such as lacquer and glass. Under the influence of Le Corbusier, Gray became a proponent of modernism by the mid s, and turned her attention mainly to architecture afterwards.

Being in a relationship and collaborated with the Romanian architect and architecture critic Jean Badovici, Gray designed a summerhouse for themselves in , named E The form was considerably open, with floor-to-ceiling windows facing the sea. Gray designed her most iconic piece of furniture for this house; it was the circular glass E table.

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In photographs of the House of E, the E table was shown being used next to a bed. In fact, the table was originally designed for one of her sisters who fancied of eating breakfast in bed.

Nevertheless, the its adjustable function made it a very multifaceted piece that can be used where it is best needed. One can heighten the glass table top up to just under a meter above the floor. The table can be placed in a bedroom next to the bed, or be a side table in the living room, carrying coffee cups or magazines. Only three original examples made for the House E in the s have survived.

Two of them were sold in auction in ; one was acquired by the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, while the other one was obtained by the Vitra Design Museum in Weil-am-Rhein.

Eileen Gray: Design and Architecture, New York: Taschen, Besides that the E table is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern art in New York, the worldwide license holder of the furniture belongs to Aram Designs Ltd, made in Italy.

An authentic piece should have the Eileen Gray signature stamp on the inside of the outer upright tube. The frame of the authorized edition is only ever produced in chromium plated steel tube with the choice of a crystal clear, glass, smoked parsol glass, or black lacquered steel top.

The small protuberance appeared on the top of the handle and on the height-adjusting bracket were small details not to be neglected; those features have not changed since the table was first put into production by Eileen Gray and Zeev Aram in the mid s. Despite of the table E, there were many of her other works expressed a combination and a gradual change of her Art Deco style to modernism.


Isamu Noguchi — Isamu Noguchi was a Japanese American artist and landscape architect known for his sculpture and public works including several mass-produced lamps and furniture pieces. He also designed various stage sets for Martha Graham productions. Noguchi started his early artistic career as a sculptor apprentice to Gutzon Borglum, who was known as the creator of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

In in Paris, he started a seven-month assistantship with Brancusi, and gained his footing in stone sculpture. The sets of biomorphic creations can also be seen in his few furniture designs. In , he started a contacting relationship with Herman Miller, a major American manufacturer of office furniture, equipment and home furnishings based in Zeeland, Michigan.

Founded in , the company, however not until the s started relationships with multiple modernist designers and debuted a line of modern furniture. The Goodyear design featured an organic form with a sculptural rosewood base, and a kidney shaped glass balancing upon three points grown from the base. See Figure 14 The design team at Herman Miller was impressed by the biomorphic form of the Goodyear table, and recruited Noguchi to design a similar table also with a freeform sculptural base and a biomorphic glass top for interior use in residential and office environments.

The Noguchi Table was similar to the Goodyear table.

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The base was consisted of two identical components carved from solid walnut; one part is reversed and connected to the other by a pivot rod The shape of the two wooden supports produces a self-supporting and stable base, allowing the heavy glass to place on top without the use of connectors. The base was originally produced in materials of Walnut, Birch, and Cherry. Ebonized Walnut was later reissued.

It is important to note that cherry bases were made only during the first year when the table was on the market, and have been highly sought since. Classic Herman Miller.

Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing. The authentic version from U. Only the cherry tables are truly the rare collectibles, but they do not show up for sale except at high-end auctions. The Noguchi table is simple in its design and made it difficult to tell if a piece of it is an authentic or a fake at glance.

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There is one popular production made by Modernica and retails for only USD. To avoid trademark infringement, they applied a thicker glass for the top, and differed the overall dimensions from the original by a quarter-inch here and a half-inch there.

Considering the price, the Herman Miller version is indeed superior in many ways. For example, the authentic piece is made of solid hardwoods; while most fake ones use cheaper woods, particleboards, or veneer. The fake ones had cheaper thin coat of spray-on stain that shows scratches and blemishes more readily, compared to the real piece, which adopted labor-intensive hand-rubbed stain.

The authentic ones are also proportioned for perfect balance with a designed-in counter weight.

Samuel C. Dretzin, It had been estimated at a price between , USD and 1,, USD, and was sold for more than twice of the estimated value.

The Dretzin table was constructed from interlocking stone parts made from thick luxurious slabs of fossil marble. The technique was a system of inter playing parts, which was featured with its provocative stele and rudder like ligature secturing base and top, recalls traditional techniques of notching and sliding. It is as if the stones were holding themselves together. Most of his sculpture pieces were made of stone, but this favored material was rarely used for his furnishings, which made the Dretzin table an exception.

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has two Noguchi table collections; one of which is all-natural birch and one is in ebonized birch. It is purely an art that can be used as a table. How could one start as a modern furniture collector?

Collecting those famous modern furniture might not be realistic because they are either displayed by museum or need a huge amount of money to invest in them. Nevertheless, one could still collect modern furniture as a hobby or as an investment.

One should first do thorough studies of the field of furniture on its background, history, designers, their philosophies, structures, materials, colors, maintenance, and so on.

Although the focus is on the area of modern furniture, one should also be acknowledged of other styles, such as classical, middle ages, Rococo, neo-classicism, mission style, Arts and Crafts Movement period of furniture as well as European, North American, American, and Asian furniture.

As a collector, one does not necessarily acquire for the authentic piece by the designer, but could download the reproductions. Vintage but authentic furniture pieces will cost a lot more although they are also likely to accrue in value. One can also check out estate sales and furniture auctions.The primary design concern was to make useful and functional work.

The Bauhaus furniture style was principled with clean, crisp lines and geometric patterns, usually constructed of modern technological materials such as glass, steel, and plastics. View more. Walls are usually painted white, or with cool neutral colors such as slate gray.

He was the last director of the Bauhaus and was regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture.

Bearing the Bauhaus idea of functionalism, Mies thought that architecture should not stand on its own; it should not only blend in and react with the surrounding site exteriorly, but also create corresponding designs that speak to the architecture interiorly. In the early s, Gray created lacquered screens, architectural paneling, and extravagant furniture in the Art Deco style, which were characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation.

If you delete your profile, you will lose all your saved data: IKEA is the common furniture center people would think of right away. Samuel C.