Our homes in the modern age are forever changing; whether it is the style of decoration or the furniture we choose, both have seen many of us dive into the contemporary sphere with an eye for modern design. The lounge is a brilliant starting point to begin thinking about contemporary furniture; it is the foundation of what makes modern furniture today. Chairs influenced by contemporary design have the ability to transform your home and inject new life into your decor. This article hopes to share some ideas on one of the most exciting elements of modern furniture – the chair.
Throughout the history of contemporary seating, drastic changes in the manufacturing of furniture have influenced its design. The diversity of materials used and the production techniques implemented strongly contrast to that of the past. Using materials such as plastics, plywood and tubular steel have enabled designers in the last two centuries to create new moulded shapes and curves that have resulted in it becoming the essence of modern furniture. Shifting from ornate, decorative and elegant characteristics to more refined and sleek ones signified a new radical approach to interior design. A new type of seating was born, resulting in the creation of the modern chair.