In the previous blog we talked about how a movie can inspire you to decorate your house and we showed you how the iconic LC3 sofa acts like the starring of the Batman v Superman movie. An interesting fact is that the Le Corbusier furniture pieces together with the Mies van der Rohe ones are a constant within scenes where the sleekness and modernism are the nuclei of it.
The LC3 sofa includes thick, comfortable pillows within steel frames. This design was made in this way with the main idea that the sofa was comfortable from each of its parts; a tubular structure that supports soft seats and gives them an aesthetic that is fully compatible with modern styles. Although this design is over ninety years old, it is still used in many movies shot today.
Another masterpiece to add to the list is the classic psychological thriller, American Psycho. The bedroom of the protagonist businessman seems taken from Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe’s own mind. The LC3 sofa and the Barcelona chairs are just one of the signs of a perfectly balanced modern style. The color palette, the organic lines and the contrast of black and white are just one of the most outstanding characteristics of the design.
Movies are often seen as a source of entertainment, but they can also be sources of inspiration! Throughout time we have seen how movies can influence or impact our culture, but they can also influence your interior design!
Today we will show you a short list of masterpieces that have stood out not only for their script, performance of the actors or animation, but they have also proven to be a source of iconic settings where the interior design is the one that acts as the protagonist in many scenes.
From modern sofas to clean lines and structures, it’s just a bit of what can be seen in the following films. Scroll down and start scheduling the day to see them!
Batman v Superman
We all know these two iconic superheroes, but, let’s talk about their insane decor! This is no
just a superhero movie, it’s also a representation of what modernism and classic furniture mean. This film is the perfect place to get started in the world of modernism and a good arrangement of elements. Here you will find very elegant and sophisticated pieces that evoke a luxurious atmosphere throughout the place. From the iconic LC3 sofa to Mies van der Rohe pieces is just a piece of what you’ll see in this movie.
Click to know more movies with modern layouts.
Have you ever heard of the Scandinavian style? This0 style is currently very mentioned in different platforms related to interior design. This style is characterized by being sophisticated, comfortable and really attractive! Due to the great boom that it has had, we have decided to dedicate today’s topic to one of the most important icons that has influenced the reputation that Scandinavian style has today. The piece we are talking about is no more and no less than the Egg chair, created by a Danish designer named Arne Jacobsen.
Arne Jacobsen designed the perfect representation of the furniture of the land for him. The Egg chair has a curvilinear shape, presented in an ergonomic and enveloping way. This piece was first seen in 1958 in the decoration of the famous lobby of the Royal Hotel Copenhagen.
His intentions were to create a chair that goes hand in hand with the straight lines of the building! Determined to respond to his own demands for aesthetics, simplicity of lines and comfort, the artist found the perfect balance in the Egg Chair with irreproachable and simple curves. In this process, he gave life to an egg-shaped piece of furniture whose shell is created around a frame composed of a reinforced foam structure, covered with fabric or leather. Since then, the Egg chair revolutionized the furniture design industry and is considered an icon within Danish design.
An interesting fact is that it can also be seen in different movies such as Zoolander or The Men in Black.
In the previous blog we talked about some interesting facts about the Womb chair and its structure. Now is time to show you how you can include this masterpiece in case you have fallen for it and want to improve your environment with a mid-century modern focal point. Let ‘s continue!
Before thinking about where or what purpose you can satisfy with the Womb chair, it is important that you remember its main features. This is a lounge chair, which means that it is designed to be as optimal and efficient as possible in terms of comfort, the anthropometry and the body of the sculptural Womb Chair make it the pinnacle of comfort. So when you need to do tasks that require a relaxing position, this chair is the perfect companion.
A common example of activities that can be done with this chair is reading your favorite book. Normally a kind of reading corner is configured where the Womb chair is implemented as a focal point and support, a night table next to it to stack the books, a lamp in case you like to read at night and a plant to add the touch organic that brings us peace to the environment.
The Womb chair makes an impression on everyone who sees it and normally this impression goes hand in hand with the amazement and captivity that its aesthetics produces. This authentic model has been specially created to offer the most comfortable feeling to the user and at the same time feel somehow embraced by its cozy shape.
Today we are going to share with you one of the main features and interesting facts about the iconic Womb chair. Like for example, did you know the Womb Chair was especially designed by mid century modern mastermind Eero Saarinen in 1946 to recreate the smooth curves of a woman’s womb? Pretty creative, right?
Not only is the welcoming shape of the Womb Chair comfortable, it’s also highly luxurious. In fact, according to Elle Decor, with its rounded, curvy design, armrests and movable cushions, Saarinen’s masterpiece is designed to perfectly envelop its users.
This popular piece is upholstered in soft wool with stainless steel legs, which instantly adds glamor to your surroundings. But how can you use the Womb chair?
Click to know amazing ideas of how to use the Womb chair!
In the previous blog, we showed you a brief background of Arne Jacobsen. So in case you haven’t seen it yet, we recommend you to do it. Now, is time to show you a quick description of each chair he made based on the Danish fundamentals and Mies van der Rohe’s Influences. Let’s continue!
The Egg chair, the striking and iconic piece that we often find standing out in some retro, fancy, or even comedy movies like Zoolander, was designed in 1958 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. These models were created to be placed specifically in the lobby and offer the user a kind of privacy. It is the absolute leader in projects associated with Danish design. This beautiful and minimal piece has been in production since its launch.
Along with the Egg Chair, Jacobsen designed the Swan Chair for the SAS Royal Hotel. These two masterpieces originated in nothing more and nothing less than … In Jacobsen’s garage at his house in Copenhagen, surprising isn’t it? Since then they have been in production.
Back then, the Swan Chair, with its total absence of straight lines, was a technologically innovative chair.
Perhaps 50% of interior designer lovers have seen at least once an Egg chair or any other Arne Jacobsen creation. He was a very iconic designer who made creative and authentic chairs that now you can find at many different places such as living rooms, houses, and more.
Brief history of Arne Jacobsen
Arne Jacobsen born in Copenhagen in 1902, he apprenticed as a bricklayer before studying architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of the Arts. In 1925 and participated in the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. This was just the beginning of its achievements, among these we can highlight the following ones:
- Before World War II, Jacobsen designed a number of buildings in Denmark, while helping formulate Danish Modern style.
- He became the most dominant figure in Danish architecture in the ensuing decades.
- He began to design furniture, like the iconic Egg Chair, Series 7 Chair and Swan Chair.
So in summary, he was an iconic designer who helped to build what we now know as a Danish furniture, since he was a pioneer, he contributed to establish the fundamentals of this gorgeous style.
Click to know about the Arne Jacobsen’s Egg chair.
In the previous blog, we talked about the features of the incredible LC2 chair and we showed you one of the reviews we have brought for you. Is time to continue with the other ones!
The following review was made by Bestereviews that, as its name says, specializes in giving a very detailed and formal critic to multiple pieces. They not only talk about furniture, they also talk about health tips, and entertainment articles. So now, let’s show you a review from an LC2 chair replica.
“The seating surface is comprehensive, giving you enough space to adjust your position. The cushions are comfortable and relaxing when sitting. They are top quality with goose down and ultra push details. The Chair is suitable for both residential and commercial purposes. It can fit in your office, hotel, or restaurant.
So as you can see, you can get a beautiful and structurally optimal piece on a short and big budget, in case you want to know where you can find one of the best replicas and the original parts, below we have placed the names of the websites.
Cassina – Original piece.
Manhattan Home Design – Replica piece.
The LC2 chair has become a chord and complete representation of the concepts that govern the modernist movement. Not only is it designed under the influences of modernism but its creators were pioneers in this movement, that’s why they hit the mark perfectly with this design within the world of modern furniture. This piece of leather, double cushions, and square shape has captivated users since its launch, being number 1 in many furniture stores and being considered a classic piece for minimalist living rooms and offices where elegance and functionality are the priority. Today we will digress in the comments about the LC2 chair from designers and followers or bloggers within the field of furniture or architecture design.
So if you are looking to acquire this piece you should read what a professional has to say about it. Scroll down and see what they said!
This is a blog formed by professionals who focus on writing about furniture pieces, they created a very complete review about the LC2 chair and they mention the following;
“There is a very outstanding comfort and relaxed sitting offered by this chair. It also satisfies the physiological requirements of the body along with catering the aesthetic stability in mind”.
Click to read a LC2 chair replica review.
In the last blog we talked about one of the best minimalist sofa options; the Mario Bellini sofa and why this is a good candidate. In case you don’t like very eccentric pieces with rounded edges, you could also opt for a more classic and simple leather sofa with straight edges. The sofa we are talking about is the LC3 sofa. An aniline leather sofa that is filled with dense foam, which not only makes it optimal but is also quite comfortable.
Now, since the suggestion related to the furniture pieces is completed, it is time to talk about the considerations that you should take when decorating. Let’s continue!
You must keep the spaces wide and clean
By this we mean that you should avoid at all costs stacking and accumulating unnecessary objects. Instead,try to give away or sell -in case you are remodeling- objects that you think do not have any function in your house. Remember that minimalism is about as simple and necessary as possible.
Choose neutral or monotonous color palette
These options are best suited for minimalist styles due to the simple, clean look it creates. Opt for colors like white, beige and contrast them with their opposite color.
Note: The opposite color can only be displayed in accessories, never put a color like black on the walls, this will only make your space look small and dark.