Furniture that was produced starting in the late 19th century continuing through today that is influenced by modernism is considered modern furniture. This furniture is very simple in design. Unlike furniture that was popular before it, modern furniture focuses on simplicity and geometry. This type of furniture is much lighter in weight then earlier furniture trends which were made of heavy wood. The main materials used in modern furniture today are molded plywood, steel and plastics.
There are many designers associated with this furniture style. Eileen Gray, Eero Aarnio and Charles and Ray Eames are a few of the most notable. Their pieces are sought after by movie stars and musicians alike.
Another prominent Eames piece is the Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair. Light weight and easily moved makes this piece appealing to Hair stylist for the stars Rachel Zoe. Rachel displays this piece in the office of her Beverly Hills, California home.
B&B Italia Mart is a more recent modern furniture designer. This design company is best known for their state of the art designs and leather upholstery. B&B Italia Mart is extremely popular among the musicians of today. For instance, Rapper Kanye West owns a B&B Italia Mart armchair. Also, check out arne egg chair.
Modern Furniture is not just for adults. New designers Q Collection focus on furniture for children. Gweneth Paltrow owns a Q Collection Junior Solare Crib and Angelina Jolie owns a Q Collection Ceilo crib-ash moonlight. Following the trends of modern furniture these cribs are very light weight with a geometric design.
This article was published on Monday 06 October, 2008.