Sunday, 2 December 2012

The chair with a story behind it…

Charles Eames was born on 17th June 1907 and Bernice, AKA Ray, Kaiser was born on the 15th December 1912. The couple married in 1941 and combined talents. The pair were both designers who focused on contributing to modern architecture and designs.

Together the joint forces made a key contribution to the way modern architecture and furniture is made and designed. The couple were innovative pioneers and very inspiring, experimenting with technologies such as fiberglass and plastic resin chairs.

One of the most famous designs and developments was the Eames lounge chair. This chair changed the conventions of a chair and became all of the things that a chair should be. Stylish yet laid back and comfortable; it is truly attractive.

The Eames lounge chair has the quality of function alongside form and comfort. The originals cost a whopping £5000 but at vitra furniture you can find the very same design for just £1561.

The iconic chair is still highly respected to this day as The New York Museum of Modern Art holds the original collections permanently and it has even been displayed for decades at the Art Institute of Chicago. The chair has even made public appearances on television programmes featuring in the apartment of Frazier Crane on the admired series sitcom Frazier.

Vitra furniture takes pride in offering customers such a wonderful and obviously appreciated chair without the explosive price tag attached to it. The reproduction of the Eames chair is pretty much exact, even on close inspection, and this is simply because the high quality design just cannot be bettered. The chair has persistently been in production for over 50 years now with a vast future ahead and will be a staple feature in many households.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Redecorating your Bathroom in Style

There are many ways to jazz up your bathroom and create the perfect relaxing space for your bath and pampering needs. There are a few things that you might like to consider when redecorating your bathroom such as what type of tiles and flooring you want to use. You may also want to consider what look you are going for, such as contemporary or traditional when getting the bathroom ready.

There are many different tiles and flooring options for you to choose from, such as laminated flooring, marble effect flooring and granite flooring to give the ultimate luxury look to any bathroom. In addition, you may want to consider the type of blinds or window features that would help to create an accent point for your bathroom.

There are many different wall tiles for bathrooms like ceramic wall tiles which can be available in various different colours and finishes to give you the ultimate sophisticated look. There are also innovative and contemporary porcelain wall tiles that can create the perfect look for your bathroom wall and can be used for the bathroom wall above the bath tub or in the inner panels of your bathroom.

Matt tiles are an increasingly popular form of tiles to give a rugged look to your bathroom and a clean finish. However if you are looking for a more luxurious looking range of wall tiles for bathrooms you may want to consider the marble effect or glossy bathroom tiles which can create a sparkling look for your room. For a more contemporary style bathroom then it would be better to avoid floral patterns or wallpaper on the wall with patterned designs. This is due to the fact that floral patterns tend to be associated with traditional country house bathrooms and were often used in the 1980’s to decorate bathroom walls.

You can create a peaceful abode in your bathroom by adding little accessories such as floral vases, scented candles and perfumed ornamental air freshener to leave a fresh scent in the bathroom all day long. There are many other different ways to create the perfect bathroom of your dreams and you may find it beneficial to take a look at various interior magazines or online websites which can give you ideas from showroom bathrooms in various different styles.

Once you have decided on what type of bathroom you want to create, you can decide on the wall tiling range like porcelain wall tiles and the types of tiles or flooring you want to use on the bathroom floor to create the bathroom of your dreams. Whichever type of bathroom you decide to create, remember to write a list of what you need to buy so that you can easily plan your budget.