Don’t you hate it when you buy something new and it feels so perfect then you look back at it in a year of so and all of a sudden it just feels dated and tired? Well that is even worse with furniture pieces that can be expensive and hard to replace. So I thought I would put together a list of pieces that have stood the test of time to become classics that never go out of style.
Originally designed by Jean Michel Frank for the Paris Studio of the Parsons School of design. The table came from a class exercise where the students were challenged to design the most simple table they could imagine that would work equally well whether it was covered in burlap, gold or mica. Indeed this table truly stands the test of time and works well in almost any setting.
Also referred to as a wing-back, this chair was designed to stop the draft around a person’s face when sitting by the fire. Although not always used for this purpose anymore it’s statuesque form and elegant lines make it a constant presence in rooms both traditional and modern.
This piece can trace its origins all the way back to images of reclining ancient Egyptians, not to mention the classical Greeks who followed them. If that doesn’t qualify a piece for a timeless label I am not sure what would! Whether it is created in a contemporary style or in a more traditional one it is a piece that will always add to the design of a room.
While the term Chesterfield is used in many countries as shorthand for couch or sofa, the actual Chesterfield Sofa refers to a quilted Leather Design that was originally commissioned by William Stanhope, the fourth Earl of Chesterfield in the mid 17th C. It is now a staple for people trying to create a more masculine feeling room.
The perfect statement of minimalism. One fewer leg and it will topple and one more leg just looks superfluous. This form has repeated itself throughout history with examples being found from the ancient world all the way through to the current day.