The furniture is inspired by the 1950s

The furniture is inspired by the 1950s

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Jean Prouvé, Ray and Charles Eames or Arne Jacobsen, so many famous designers whose major works were born in the 1950s. Today, the furniture of the 1950s is experiencing a second youth thanks to the reissue of certain models where the inspiration of its forms and materials. But what is 1950s design? After the Second World War, everything has to be rebuilt and reinvented. And that's why,the designers will appropriate the materials used by the arms industry during the war. Among them, plastic, steel, plywood, fiberglass or Plexiglas ... These materials are relatively malleable and allow you to create furniture with more flexible shapes. In the United States, in the Scandinavian countries and in France (among others), designers redouble their creativity and the creation of furniture is abundant. Scandinavians such as Arne Jacobsen offer furniture (especially armchairs and chairs) to round and avant-garde shapes for the era. Swedish design in particular is abundant and Ikea opened its first store in 1953. On the French side, Jean Prouvé or Charlotte Perriand offers furniture with straight and sober lines inspired by architecture . The steel sheet is preponderant in this furniture which wants above all functional. Among the Americans, a bit like the French, we have a functional vision of furniture. Charles Eames or Eero Saarinen use materials from industry such as steel and fiberglass for example. Many pieces of furniture have remained legendary such as ant chair created in 1952 by Arne Jacobsen (molded plywood in one piece and steel base), the DSS chair created in 1954 by Charles Eames (stackable and combinable made of fiberglass) or the EM table (wood and folded sheet) created in 1950 by Jean Prouvé. The design of the 1950s is therefore generally functional and using materials such as steel, plastic or fiberglass . Many brands today use design from the 1950s, from their most sober to the most eccentric shapes. You will find, for example, models inspired by the Ant chair, furniture by Jean Prouvé that is very "geometric" or even braces from the chairs by Charles Eames. Some brands have made a specialty of 1950s furniture such as Red Edition. Since 2007, the brand has offered tables, buffets and other dressers in different colors and sizes. And for more information on design, a book : The Design Collection "Understanding and recognizing" Anne Bony Publication October 2008 Editions Larousse


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