Whether you are looking to furnish your home or office, furniture design is important in any capacity. Your home and business furnishings make a statement about your space and are generally the first thing people see when they first enter. Furniture shapes the way people feel when they step into your space and can create a welcoming feeling if properly decorated. It is easy to forget the importance of decorating our homes and offices and leaving a positive impression on those who come to visit us. Modern furniture is quickly becoming the go to design for living spaces all across the world, with its sophisticated look and high-class feel. There are many types of modern furniture available to completely furnish your home or office including modern office chairs, modern guest chairs, modern tables, and modern lounge furniture.
Modern Office Chairs
Modern office chairs are a statement piece in any environment, and can turn any space from bland to beautiful with their contemporary styling. They come in many different styles and colors, giving you the freedom to decide exactly what will fit in with your pre-existing furniture. Modern chairs are also becoming more ergonomically correct over the years with many models offer numerous adjustable features allowing the user to properly fit the chair to themselves. The classic chrome frame finish can be found on most modern chairs along with a variety of upholstery materials to choose from, with the most popular and most common being leather or vinyl. While the overall style of the chair is important, modern office chairs are designed more for the user of the chair than the guest and it is ultimately most important to focus on the comfort of the chair rather than the appearance. If you will be spending multiple hours a day sitting in your chair, whether it be at home or the office, you want to be sure that you will be able to sit comfortably in order to be productive and more importantly happy.
Modern Guest Chairs
Guest furniture is arguably one of the most important pieces of furniture in any home or office as this is where your visitors will be seated while waiting to be seen or while they are spending time with you. Whether you are in charge of a restaurant where your guests will spend time sitting down to eat or you run a corporation where your guests will sit while waiting to be seen, it is crucial to have both appealing and stylish chairs to leave a favorable impression on your visitors. Modern guest chairs are available in many different styles, shapes, and designs that can range from a classic look to very distinct pieces. Many are similar to modern office chairs in that they have a chrome frame, however most modern guest chairs come with a plastic seat and back. They are typically inexpensive, allowing for multiples to be purchased at a budget friendly price. Guest chairs can also be found in homes as well, offering your company a place to sit when visiting or eating.
Tables are the centerpiece to any home or office, and can really accentuate your space when purchasing a modern design. There are many different types of modern tables available including coffee tables, side tables, conference tables, reception tables, and numerous other choices. Once you have determined exactly which type of table you are looking for, you will then want to figure out the construction you will want. Plastic construction is the easiest to clean while glass always looks elegant in any setting. Wood is also a popular choice and comes in different finishes to match exactly to your other wood furnishings. The exact table dimensions are also an important factor to consider. The size of the room and the furniture that will surround the table will play an important role in determining exactly what size you will need your table to be.
Modern Lounge Furniture
Lounge furniture is a necessary component in any home and can also be found in business environments as well as a place to take some time to relax while on a break. Modern lounge furniture is the perfect addition for your home or business and can even be used as a standalone piece to accentuate the overall design. Modern lounge furniture is less geometric, has more curves and elegant lines that draws attention to the piece. While style is significant, just like your office chair you want to also ensure that it is also going to be comfortable to sit in or lie on as well. After all, the main purpose of lounge furniture is to provide a place to relax, be comfortable, and escape from the common pressures of everyday life. There are many different types of upholstery materials to choose from including leather and fabric being the most popular choices, along with a variety of colors available to choose from.
Modern furniture is truly an artistic and innovative choice that is consistently being evolved. The beauty of having a modernly designed home or office is that you have the freedom to experiment and choose pieces that may not necessarily fit right in with your other furniture, yet this is seen as completely acceptable. Your furniture choices are also a reflection of you and say a lot about your personality, or in the case of a business, can say a lot about your company’s culture. We create in our surroundings what we want to express and to do so we resort to furniture and this is what modern furniture selection can provide.
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The Ray is a new leather conference room chair by Allseating. With a release date of September, we thought we’d take some time to offer a pre-emptive review of the Ray – given that it’s unique and stylish and should come in at a great price point.
The Ray offers a different look for use as a leather managerial chair, leather conference chair, or just a nice home office leather office chair. The arms are modern but retro, and fit with the design of the back nicely. They remind us a little bit of Legos with the indented area under the armrest.
The backrest is a mid-back, and should provide the user with ample back support for any application, except for executive seating, for which users it would not be good. What’s really nice about the Ray is the implementation of a new counter weight mechanism, which as the user leans back the seat slides forward slightly and promotes proper seating postures all the way around.
The seat and back are slightly on the firm side, leading to a comfortable, but not overly cushy seating feeling. Overall, the Ray looks to be a good chair. We tested the demo sample at NEOCON, and the production model looks to be the same – available in black or white leather, the Ray should provide leather office chair buyers a great alternative looking solution for their office space!
Sure, we thought the same as you. Bungees chairs by Seatability can’t be comfortable. I mean, it’s like a chopped up trampoline. There are like no solid seating areas on the whole chair. What is there to be comfortable about these chairs??
But when I sat on these chairs (the Solace series) it was very different that what I expected. The straps are flat, which is nice. But they actually feel comfortable – not part of you feels like you are slipping between the cracks. And the bounce does actually feel nice. A unique, but relaxing feeling. For example, the chair’s bungee straps will, not unlike mesh, contort to your body and form nicely. Unlike mesh though, they are not abrasive against your clothing and are a bit firmer on the back, which means there is more support. It really is a nice feeling. Then there’s the ventilation issue. The chair breathes nicely, because there is no stopgap between the user and the air.
As far as the chair itself is concerned, its well built. Solid construction and it feels durable. Rated for 250 lbs and BIFMA certified, which is a good thing. The lumbar support, while passive, is there and you can feel it nicely. I gotta say, I was impressed with the bungee chair. Very impressed. Might we say, I was ‘bungee’ jumping for joy after sitting in it?!
Now, if your feeling a little uncomfortable with the whole bungee thing, there’s always this Seatability Solace chair, with a bungee back and a vinyl foam seat. Not exactly a leather office chair, but a nice compromise between the two. It is comfortable…
Now…. since I mentioned what ergonomic chairs are not, today I thought I’d try to say what they are!
Firstly, they almost always have multiple adjustments, chair height, back height, seat depth, back to seat angle, arms adjustable, etc. etc. etc….. in other words, a good ergonomic chair is going to adjust to your body, not force the body to adjust to you!
Take the chair I pictured above, not only does it do all the above, the individual sections of the back can adjust independently, making the Verte chair a unique and special (and VERY comfortable) ergonomic chair!
So again, don’t take a sales guy’s word on what’s an ergonomic chair, but look at the quality, the adjustability and other factors before choosing the chair that’s right for you!
I reviewed this chair yesterday…. funny thing is, I was looking around the web and actually discovered there were sites offering this chair as an ‘ergonomic chair’! How absolutely ridiculous!
Now, granted, there are a ton of definitions of ‘ergonomics’ out there, ask 10 people what the term represents and you’ll get 15 definitions! My own personal definition is: adapting your space to your body, not adapting your body to your space.
I’m going to venture, this particular chair above, while being very comfortable for shorter periods of time, is NOT an ergonomic chair! Look, the best this chair does is rotate, go up and down and lean back. Very nice for a conference chair, but not very good for working long hours in front of the computer!
An ergonomic chair, just briefly (I’ll get into the whole aspect of what you want out of one soon enough), is going to have things like adjustable arms, the back will adjust in multiple ways, in other words, that chair is going to adjust to your body, not force you into an awkward, uncomfortable and unhealthy situation.
My whole point here is that you shouldn’t automatically believe a chair is ergonomic simply because someone selling it says it is. Check out the chair, heck, check out the business selling it- do they really know what they’re talking about or just trying to sell you something, anything.
If you want an ergonomic chair you might try going here!