Iconic International Furniture Pieces
Iconic International Furniture Pieces: There are some furniture pieces that are timeless. No matter what is trendy, they survive or live alongside trends. We believe it is the main goal of all product designers when they’re conceiving a piece, but unfortunately, not everyone is capable to do such a thing. So today, we will present not only the timeless pieces but also the great minds behind that.
Designed by the Italian architect and design pioneer of the 20th Century, Gaetano Pesce. Over the years, the Serie Up 2000 has become an international icon know with different names, from “Big Mama” to “Blow-Up”. Therefore, the image of comfort and convenience is combined with a more figurative image of a woman with a ball and chain on her foot.
Eames Lounge Chair by Charles & Ray Eames
Designed by husband and wife, Charles and Ray Eames in 1956, this lounge chair is instantly recognizable. Subject of documentaries and books, the Eames Lounge and Ottoman live in stylish interiors everywhere.
LC4 Chaise Longue by Le Corbusier
Described by Le Corbusier as a “relaxing machine” because of the way its curves mirror those of a lounging body. Le Corbusier argued that furniture should be “extensions of our limbs and adapted to human functions”. So their designs were inspired on the golden mean, a system of proportion based on the male body.
Stool 60 by Alvar Aalto
Fourth iconic designer, you must know, Alvar Aalto. Alvar was a Finnish architect and designer, and his work includes architecture, furniture, textiles, and glassware.
Alvar Aalto’s iconic Stool 60 is one of the most elemental furniture pieces. Not only can it be equally suitable as a seat, but also as a table, a storage unit, or as a display surface. Representing the quintessence of functionalist furniture.
Panton Chair by Vernor Panton
Verner Panton was one of the most influential figures in taking design to the next level. And Panton Chair’s history dates back to the latter half of the 50s when Verner conceived the idea of a plastic cantilever chair.