The very name of the piece is inspiring, and this is not surprising when you discover that it’s a whole collection of tables that were born from the inspiration of a flower. The Tulip table is not only an iconic design of the Mid-Century Modern style, a valid and beautiful example of biomorphism, and an innovative table that takes full advantage of the characteristics of Modernism to offer a daring proposal, very different from the usual coffee tables. Besides, the collection includes some larger models that are ideal for any dining room or kitchen in which you want to reinforce originality and functionality.
Saarinen’s designs were so successful that a single piece today can cost several thousand dollars, mostly because of the reputation of the brand and the quality standards to which these pieces of furniture are manufactured. However, this same reputation allowed some very valid proposals and incredibly faithful to the original pieces to appear on the market.
A very remarkable example of this is the Tulip table replica by Manhattan Home Design. These pieces are sold at only a fraction of the cost of the original; in fact, this manufacturer includes in its catalog a Tulip table reproduction of each of the pieces that make up the collection. Therefore, it’s now much more affordable for an average user to have access to these wonderful works of art.
What exactly determines the durability of a piece of furniture? If we make a quick and brief list of relevant factors that are decisive to define the durability of a robust and elegant modern sofa such as the Napa sofa, we can mention the materials, in the first place. They’re the body of the design and one of the aspects more directly related to quality. On the other hand, the environment to which the piece is exposed is also something that shouldn’t be underestimated. If it’s indoors, the furniture can be considerably more protected from environmental agents such as sun, rain, wind, dust, and any corrosive agent of nature.
On the other hand, if small children or very restless pets with claws live indoors, it’s best to stay away from these types of pieces. Children tend to be mischievous, jumping on furniture, spilling liquids or food on upholstery. Some clawed pets, such as cats, also pose a threat to the sofa, with their habit of breaking soft surfaces. The tanned leather upholstery of the Napa sofa is a soft and very tempting surface for these little animals.
Besides, the finishes of the midcentury sofa also influence its duration, since the upholstery that’s resistant to moisture, mites, fungus, and even fire make them more resistant. Similarly, some modern models have highly reinforced structures that allow them to withstand a lot of weight, constant transfers, and intensive use.
The amazing quality and durability of the Napa sofa and other Mid-Century Modern style designs is something that will always be worth discovering.
Listening to the work of professionals who have dedicated most of their lives to creating environments will always be something that will be very worthwhile for those of us who want to learn a little more about interior design and decor every day. Also, if you live in a city or region where the cost of living is comfortable, and you can have your own space to furnish it to your liking and according to your needs, you can always experiment with a modern sofa with which you can renew your layout. One of these very valid and interesting ways of experimenting is the Transitional style, which is basically a combination of characteristic elements of the Classic style and modernism.
A midcentury sofa is not a design that one can imagine in a single way and with a single feature. On the contrary, there are many possibilities that this category of sofas encompasses, considering that the Mid-Century Modern style was a revolutionary and outstanding trend precisely for breaking paradigms and innovating. A modern sectional can look great with classic elements such as tall windows, antique-style ceiling lamps, quirky antiques, and textures that suggest the style of bygone eras. The leather sofas, in contrast to these materials and elements, mark a visual break from the old to propose a more current and dynamic touch, turning it into a Transitional style environment.
Regardless of the choice you make or the aesthetic style you choose, remember that the best sofas will always stand out for their quality and the aesthetic and functional contribution that they are capable of making.
The Woodrow Box Skandi sofa is a demonstration of why leather is one of the friendliest and most convenient materials for any living room. Leather is also particularly well regarded for men’s decorations commonly called “man caves”. The durability and ease of cleaning the tanned leather that characterizes this model are well above other less resistant materials such as velvet or cotton, for many specialists. Even when leather may wear down its appearance a little over the years and fade, it can still be kept in a highly acceptable quality.
Caramel sofas are a hallmark of 70s furniture upholstery fashion. Many people take years before they give leather their first try because they are not sure how good it will look on a midcentury sofa of these proportions. It’s the perfect retro item that allows for reuse for many years and can become even the most amazing family heirloom. If you have a business in which you constantly receive people in the waiting room, such as a barbershop or an office, think how elegant a modern sofa of this style could look gleaming in the middle of the place. Dare to discover the magic of modern vibrations to give a sophisticated and authentic touch to your spaces with a Woodrow Box Skandi sofa.
If you don’t know the most elementary principles of Feng Shui that you can apply when designing your room or any other internal area of your house, or you don’t give any importance to this type of practice, perhaps you should think twice. Whether from the most rational and skeptical or the most esoteric and supernatural point of view, there’s no doubt that the way we decorate and organize our spaces for rest has a subliminal influence on our state of mind, mood, energies, and feelings. In this endeavor, a magnificent model like the Ophelia bed can be a key component in achieving the most fascinating and satisfying results.
First of all, what you have to do is discover the perfect spot in which you can place your platform bed frame in the most strategic position so that you can take advantage of the fresh air and natural light. Wood is considered one of the most essential elements of good Feng Shui, like earth and water. Wood, being an element extracted from trees and nature, is considered a resource with a lot of life and a very warm spirit. For this reason, a wood bed frame is usually one of the most recurring options to choose from. However, never forget that choosing a mid-century bed frame is just the first step in designing a room where you can feel balanced, surrounded by the right vibes.
Sheepskin is a material that deserves the best care. After all, it’s a very fine cover, expressing a great sense of class and good taste. The fact that designers like Hans Wegner have included it in such acclaimed pieces as their masterful Flag Halyard Chair, is the clearest evidence that it’s a special resource. It can make you fall quickly in love with this chair or any other design in which it was used. Covers like this make using the chair a sweet experience, so it’s worth protecting it so it can last as long as possible.
Being able to sink your hands into the soft, natural fiber that covers a Flag Halyard Chair replica produces a feeling that many associate with well-being and happiness. Designs that include sheepskin are often very popular, and some of them rank among the most acclaimed in history. That’s why everyone wants their sheepskin finish to look as clean and smooth as the first day. It’s worth keeping the surface of your Flag Halyard Chair reproduction white and fluffy.
However, something very important that you have to know is that sheep in their natural environment don’t normally need to take care of their skin since it’s a material that remains in good condition by itself. Therefore, you don’t need to try too hard to make it look good and stay clean for a long time. Using a vacuum cleaner, a little water to remove stains, and occasionally hanging it outdoors are often the most effective treatments to keep your sheepskin cover in a lovely state.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve chosen a very formal decorating style for your bedroom, and you’ve tried very hard to make it look as professional as possible. If, on the contrary, you are not afraid of informal decors, only a platform bed frame like the Ophelia bed could be enough for you to let it do all the work for style and function. Whatever the case, it never hurts to experiment, taking into account that, after all, the bedroom is your resting place and your temple of relax, so it will always be worth finding the best ways to condition it.
There’s no place in your house where you can be yourself as in your bedroom. A wood bed frame could be the key element to turn it into the room of your dreams with a little inspiration and ingenuity. Some people add a loveseat next to a small table to turn that area into a seating area where they can relax. If your greatest wish is for your modern bed frame to reflect the masculine and sober flair with which you identify yourself, you only need to apply a little contemporary sensibility. Dare to experiment with a neutral palette and create a simple floor plan in which each element fulfills a valuable function. Your mid-century bed frame doesn’t have to look gloomy or boring if you know how to make the best of it.
The Arco lamp is extraordinary in many ways, and for more than one reason. Not only is it a type of floor lamp that’s very different from the rest of the artifacts within its category. It’s also a masterpiece of functional design and modernist aesthetics. Furthermore, it’s one of the few really key elements that can make the difference between an area of ordinary features and a highly ergonomic area. All this with the added value that it’s one of the most recognized models for its aesthetics and its pioneering modern elegance in its category.
Adding a Manhattan Home Design Arco lamp replica is a strategic step to increase visual interest, favoring the textures and bright accents that make up the first impression of the area. After all, this is an astonishingly faithful model to the original product presented by the Castiglioni brothers. Just admire its imposing stainless steel arch that adds sparkling shine to the atmosphere and its spectacular Carrara marble base, which provides a premium texture and a very interesting and first-class visual effect. That can only be provided by this material, which is extracted directly from nature and is one of the most precious resources in the world of architecture and interior design.
The advantages of an Arco lamp reproduction will surprise you from day one not only for its great aesthetic value but also for its high functionality.
Have you ever wondered how important the bedroom is to your everyday life? If you review the statistics, you’ll realize that, on average, you spend a third of your life sleeping, which makes the need to buy a platform bed frame every so often. It’s not always necessary to have a wood bed frame fresh from the factory, and there are some models, like the Ophelia bed, that can last for many years and still look and feel amazingly good. However, the signs that your bed needs replacement are often quite obvious: muscle pain, back problems, and hours of sleep that don’t give you the rest you need.
Imagine for a moment all the ways you can improve your life thanks to a modern bed frame. If you’re full of insecurities about what would be the best type of bed for you, you should always keep a few important aspects in mind before making a decision. The style of a bed is defined by the materials, the shape, the details, and the functionality that it can offer you. A mid-century bed frame is usually sufficient for bedrooms with minimalist decors. Classic decors can look better with models full of details and aesthetic with a very thorough sense of detail.
Although there are currently many furniture stores online, when it comes to buying a new bed, it’s not always the best to settle for seeing it on a screen. The best thing is to be able to experience the touch of the piece, verify its dimensions, and if it really is as it seemed. Some online stores specialized in Mid-Century Modern furniture pieces, such as Manhattan Home Design, offer a wide variety of models in their catalogs.
Although many people don’t know the keys to get a modern decor, the truth is that only a masterpiece like the Napa sofa is enough to evoke everything that those golden years meant for the world of furniture design. It’s no coincidence that from the 1930s to the 1960s, the world knew about several of the most amazing, revolutionary, and far-reaching furniture and fixture designs that have been seen to date and that would mark a style that would prevail during much time; more than fifty years in the future. These pieces, classified within a decorating style that was called “Mid-Century Modern”, presented aesthetic and functional characteristics that maintain a very important coherence and similarity.
Today, it has become very common to find a living room, dining room, and even a bedroom or office environment decorated in a Mid-Century Modern style. However, as with other decorating styles, it can often become difficult to determine what type of style we are facing and know how to correctly call it by name. The reality is that many are similar to each other and others are mergers between elements of one style and another (such as the Transitional style, for example, which mixes elements of the classic and the contemporary). However, certain characteristics can make easier the task of identifying an MCM layout.
A midcentury sofa is the most obvious mark of a modern layout since normally this piece is the focal point of a living room and the element that best represents the rest of the style. Discover everything a modern sofa can do for your living room, whether covered in leather or fabric, and put the ultimate MCM stamp on your home.