"What You Don't Know"

Is it me or has the year gone by at warp speed?  I haven't really had a chance to tell you guys about my awesome class this semester, History of Furniture.


It has been life changing.  It's amazing how you just don't know what you don't know.  I can honestly say, I look at furniture completely different now that I know what it is. 

Here are a few of my favorites that you probably have seen, but may not know


Thonet Bentwood #14 (Vienna, 1859)

The most sold chair in history.  This classic was the first chair to be assembled upon delivery. 


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Let's just say Ikea may have Michael Thonet to thank.  I think what amazes me the most is the longevity of the classics.



Now that's what I call a classic. Totally waiting on the day I bump into one at Goodwill.

 
Eames Lounge Chair/Ottoman (Charles and Ray Eames, 1956)

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I have to admit that this is one I never really noticed until I entered the blogosphere. I'm sure it's because the look is extremely modern, but now that I know much of the story behind it's creation, I'm dying to have one.  Charles and Ray were a married couple that were a dynamic duo in their day.  They are renowned for their architecture, design, films, art and just about anything else they could dream up.  You can find out more about them on PBS
  


 
 
 It's unbelievable how it looks like it was designed yesterday.
 
 
Louis XVI (16th) 
Not to be confused with the XIV or XV
 
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Because I tend to like curvy more feminine lines, this is probably one of my all time favorites.  I'm sure I don't need to tell you that this design has been reproduced more times than a few since it's creation in the late 19th century. 
 
 
 
 
This use of it had me at hot pink and leopard pumps.
  
I really could go on and one with other classics, but you get the idea.  I guess good design really is timeless.  Until next time....

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the Queen City Style said... Reply To This Comment

Love this post!!!

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Whitley!

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