In the midst of the modern design movement
in the 1960s, Warren Platner turned a simple concept transforming steel wire into a unique and supremely modern sculptural furniture collection into a creative masterpiece: the Platner lounge chair. This classic chair, ...
It is rare for a nearly transparent design
to have such presence, but noted architect Ralph Rapson achieved exactly that with the Dwell Lounge Chair. With a skillful union of mesh and steel, with silver or satin black powder coating, ...
Casual pieces are simple in
design and usually in a lighter
wood. Very few decorative
details, except possibly some
Mission/Shaker pieces are mostly
constructed of wood and feature
vertical slats, either on the
arms or back. Very simple in
Modern pieces are often marked
by clean lines, smooth accents
(glass, stainless steel), and
new concepts such as space age,
curved metal, and an updated
Traditional pieces typically
feature curved lines, decorative
details, carved details, and are
often made from darker woods.
Transitional pieces combine
modern and traditional elements.
They often feature straight
lines and sharp angles, but the
overall design does not stray
too far away from traditional
Cottage style pieces often
feature exposed wood in white
finish, or are slipcovered.
Rustic/Lodge pieces have a
rugged look and may have natural