Archive for October 27, 2013

Well Crafted Furniture is a Type of Functional Art

Written by Channel 11 Houston on October 27th, 2013. Posted in Designers chairs, Eames loung chair, Tolix stool

Designer chairs

Did you know that the furniture market in the United States rakes in an estimated $63 billion per year? Sales of new home furnishings decreased a great deal in 2008 post housing market crash. Luckily, however, sales of designer furniture like the Tolix stool and ghost chairs started to pick up during 2012 and 2013. Designers chairs have been selling particularly well recently.

Besides being a purely functional object, furniture is a form of art that requires a great deal of skill to produce. The Eames designers chairs, which were intended specifically for a high end market, came out in 1956 after years of development. The Eames Lounge chair, which first appeared on the Arlene Francis ‘Home” show broadcast on the NBC i