Furniture as Art: 6 Chairs and Tables to Elevate Your Space
Most people think of art as a painting on a wall or a sculpture on a pedestal, but the best interior designers know that when it’s time to create a thoughtful living space, the right furniture can serve as its own form of artistic expression. Known for their distinctive balance of form and function, there are a few iconic furniture designs that stand out as works of art coveted by designers and decorators all around the world. These designs prove that you don’t have to hang a priceless Picasso on your wall to add art to your home.
The Barcelona Chair
In lux leather with hand-welted and hand-tufted details, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair has been in production since 1929. The frame is crafted using a seamless piece of stainless steel, giving it a sleek, industrial appeal that epitomizes van der Rohe’s design theory of “less is more”.
The Egg Chair
Designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958, the Egg Chair has become one of the most recognizable chairs in the world. Soaring in popularity in the 1960s, limited edition productions of this design have sold for as much as $60,000 each.
The Eames Lounge Chair
Charles and Ray Eames released the Eames Lounge Chair in 1956 as their first foray into the high-end furniture market. Characterized by three curved plywood shells, an aluminum base, and rich leather cushions, examples of this chair are part of the collection at the Museum of Modern Art.
What Do You Pair With These Distinctive Chairs? Art-inspired Tables, Of Course
Inspired by the great tradition of furniture as art, Elevate Customs offers a unique collection of handcrafted tables as distinctive in design as some of these much-loved chairs and chaises. As gaming tables, dining tables, coffee tables, or end tables, they serve as functional tabletops, conversation pieces, and unexpected works of art.
The juxtaposition of geometric forms makes the Zenith table the perfect addition to any contemporary space.
Curved shapes and smooth edges combine in perfect harmony to bring balance to any room.
An offset base and sharp angles lend unexpected asymmetry to the Stilt table. The tabletop seemingly floats in mid-air and defies gravity, demanding a second look and commanding up-close inspection.
With a base that resembles a labyrinth of varied angles and geometric forms, the Maze table offers different looks from various points of view. From the side view, it boasts a clean, minimalist look, while from the front, it’s as intriguing as any modern work of art.
Shop these tables and more from Elevate Customs or contact our team to start creating your own one-of-a-kind piece of art.