Iconic Furniture Designs That Never Go Out Of Style

Some pieces of furniture impress with their innovative designs and intriguing details that become very popular but only for a while. Others, on the other hand, impress with their timeless designs. These pieces of furniture never go out of style. They remain popular and their versatility allows them to be integrated in any type of décor. They are iconic pieces of furniture such as:

The Noguchi coffee table.

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The simplicity of this table allows it to easily integrate in modern decors

The original Noguchi table was designed by artist and industrial designer Isamu Noguchi. It was first produced in the mid-20th century and it was introduced by Herman Miller in 1947. Its designed was used as inspiration for years to come and has led to the creation of modern version of the same model. But this piece has also been inspired by another creation: a table that was designed in 1939 for Conger Goodyear, president of the Museum of Modern Art.

The Egg Chair.

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The Egg chair comes in a variety of colors and this increases its versatility
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The design is simple and modern but comfort was not neglected either

Originally designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for the Radisson SAS hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Egg is a chair that features a simple and very elegant design that has the timeless beauty that’s typical to such iconic pieces of furniture. It is believed to be inspired by Eero Saarinen’s “Womb chair” and it was also designed as a couch, although it was a limited production.{image 1 and 2}.

The Panton chair.

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Thanks to its revolutionary design, the Panton chair is still an iconic and popular piece

The Panton chair revolutionized furniture design. The classical image of the chair was no longer that of a structure with four feet and a backrest. The Panton chair features curvaceous lines and a continuous structure that follows the human body’s silhouette.

The Saarinen Tulip Table.

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The beauty of the table lies in the continuity of the design and the elegance of the lines
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The Tulip table is commonly used in kitchens and dining rooms

The Saarinen Tulip Table is also called the Pedestal Table and it’s the piece that introduced this type of design in 1956. The original design had a cast aluminum base and it was said to be inspired by a droplet of water. The modern version of the table became an icon and is very popular in modern interiors.{image 1 and 2}

The Arco floor lamp.

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The Arco lamp is perfect for living rooms or reading corners and it looks wonderful in large spaces

The Arco lamp was designed by Achille Castiglioni for Flos in 1962. It still has a modern and stylish design. Moreover, it is created using Italian Carrara marble and this makes it even more chic and elegant. It has a simple and solid base and a minimalist design.{image from site}.

The Eames lounge chair.

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The chair and ottoman set is a beautiful combination of elegance of comfort

Designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company, the Eames lounge chair was officially titled Eames Lounge (670) and was also accompanied by the Ottoman (671). They were both released in 1956 and their designs were focused on usability and comfort. The chair is still very popular and has become a symbol of elegance.

The Nelson platform bench.

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The Nelson bench is a multipurpose piece that can used in a variety of decors

The Nelson bench was first introduced in 1946 and it has a clean and simple look which makes it an icon of modern design. Created by George Nelson, the bench reflects his architectural background and it makes a stunning statement piece for both public areas and homes.{image source}.

The Womb chair.

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The Womb chair is very comfortable and is often used in reading corners and sitting areas

The Womb chair has a very interesting design and the idea at the base of this creation was the desire for a chair in which you can curl up and be cozy. It features a molded fiberglass shell and it’s covered in foam. The chair comes in three sizes and is often complemented by the coordinating ottoman.{image from here}.

The Eames elliptical table.

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The table is perfect for sitting areas and for long rooms

The Eames elliptical table was the result of long experimentation with plywood. It’s made from seven layers of birch plywood and a steel wire base. Given its unusual design, it can be used in living rooms but also in bedrooms and sitting areas. The table is available in black and white finishes.{image source}.

The Case Study daybed.

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The daybed looks great in combination with the Eames elliptical table

In the case of this piece of furniture, the most important feature is its simplicity and streamline design. It can be sued as a sofa, a futon or a bed. The bed was originally designed by George Nelson and it has the same charm that his other creations showcase. It’s made of a flat platform with a mattress cushion and bolster pillows.{image from site}.

The Eames molded plastic chair.

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The chair comes in many colors and it can be used in a variety of spaces

Also designed by Charles and Ray Eames, this was actually first industrially manufactured plastic chair. It has a clean and simple design and it’s also comfortable and durable which makes it a perfect choice for most homes, offices, libraries and public spaces. It’s an extremely versatile piece of furniture.{image from site}.