Sunday, September 26, 2010

Great ideas then, Great ideas now






















Art, specifically furniture, has advanced over the past 50 years. Greatly. However, there seems to be a sentiment in the US that makes us want to go back to those retro 1950s chairs that lets face it, aren't very comfortable. However, when someone chooses new furniture they have to make a decision. What is more important: Style or comfort?
From where I stand, I think most modern furniture is ugly. 1950s ideas in furniture were prime, and that's why they still stand.
It's a choice you have to make with a lot of things, to be honest. In my opinion, style is more important to an extent. There are circumstances where comfort does take priority, and I guess it is just a matter of individual situations.

36 comments:

  1. Actually really like the look of that chair and that style. If we move towards that I wouldn't mind at all. Better than having the over commercialized, every furniture looks the same, style we have now.

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  2. yeah i agree, it looks interesting

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  3. Can't even lean back in that chair...

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  4. I wonder how much a chair like that would cost.

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  5. I love it! It's so simple yet perfect in it's own way. I love good furniture.

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  6. I like to slouch in my chairs or balance on the back legs, and it looks like you can't do either in that chair. Following you and hoping you post some more comfortable stuff!!

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  7. Mmh, I would like to sit on that chair

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  8. thinking outside the box? looks sweet

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  9. Sadly, I can not find an awesome face on this chair, such as a ':D'. :(

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  10. nice i need some chairs. lol cant wait for your next post

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  11. Not really my cup of tea.
    I think you can't sit comfortably in this chair as you can't really lean back a bit to relax.
    Is this chair for office purpose? Or for in the living/dining room?

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  12. looks good; at the same time bad for comfort

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  13. all the sudden that chair look awesome =)

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  14. that chair looks like it would be great if the design was modified for comfort a bit...

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  15. Sucks that that chair is probably a few hundred dollars and uncomfortable as hell.

    Not everything that looks nice has to be uncomfortable, someone teach these designers!

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  16. Wow thats an amazing chair, wish i had it in my house =P

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  17. looking forward to the next update...

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  18. looks way uncomfortable hahaha.

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  19. I like the style, but I don't think it would be comfortable. But then again, designs like that can surprise you.

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  20. They don't make anything like they used to, everything is Chinese GARBAGE!!!

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  21. How does that chair even support the weight from your back? Doesn't look very sturdy to me.

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  22. I don't care how it looks, it's gotta sit great. If you want art, get art. If you wanna pop a squat, get a chair.

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  23. It most certainly depends on the situation, I personally would prefer comfort in my sitting areas and bedroom, and maybe more stylish in my less used dining area and "off limits" living room lol

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  24. In my line of work , I've had the pleasure I stepping into some truly amazing house, one in particular was the house of a relatively famous photographer. Her house was a piece of art, as you walked in you literally stepped back in awe. It really blew my mind a bit, but personally I don't have the creativity to design something so beautiful so I'll stick with comfort.

    Mike,
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  25. Thanks for the comments on my last Boom Protein blog post.

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  26. I think if you use modern technology and materials with retro aesthetics, and add a little contemporary twist, you will be very successful.

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