Dec 16, 2009

Wood and Metal furniture - done right

There is something very clean and neat about metal and wooden furniture. I inherited a hand made table from my grandfather. I am so proud of this table cos he designed and crafted it all by himself. It was made in the late 80's and has been used for multi -functions ever since. I like having black (or nice chrome) and wood pieces at home.

TV stand - Thatha

Use of metal brings in lightness to the furniture, provided it has been designed and made well.Nothing floral or curvy works for me...however a hint of leaves and flowers may be ok.

I wanted to collate a set of pictures of metal and wooden furniture - all done right. Time and again, I go back to Scandinavian style furniture as it appeals the most to me. American Designers in the Post world war, mid 20th century did their very best in popularizing clean line furniture and establishing a indelible era in design time line - The mid century modern era. More on the eras in future posts! In the mean while, I wanted to share a few furniture pieces which could work well in a modern/contemporary, a shabby chic or an eclectic decor.

Chrome and wood display unit / book shelf
Image source: metroretrofurniture.com

 How about this beautiful bassinet for your baby
image source:designcrack.com
A mention of MCM and how could I not write about George Nelson's chest of draws

Image source: treadwaygallery.com
Nelson's Slate bench which works well as a coffee table, foot bench near the bed or as a seating by itself
Image source:spacify.com
Living room featured in apartment therapy...Nelson bench used as a coffee table here


Image source: apartmenttherapy.com
Another display cabinet by Nelson for Herman Miller...

Image source: furniturestoreblog.com
 A whimsical sofa
Image source: apartmenttherapy.com

A classic designed by Charles ray - an exhibit at brooklyn museum

Image source: brooklynmuseum.org

This little curvy Tuscan style coffee/center table may not be exactly my style..but i thought it was cute...however, the sharp hook look scares me (a definite no no with kids around)

Image source:woodlandcreekfurniture.com

What about this retro looking plywood and chrome sofa and chair

Image source: treadwaygallery.com

Slate bed - low lying and very contemporary
Image source: atlaseast.com
A very pretty looking set of nesting tables made from reclaimed burma teak

Image source: mellowmint.com
Finally.... Ikea's Antnas breakfast table and chair for tiny spaces


15 comments:

  1. I am glad you think so too...I am great fan of sleek line display cases....had these pics in my "inspirations" folder for a long time...so thought Id share them :)

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  2. Hi SUdha,
    Lovely post. As usual. You already know the things i will say:)
    I have something to tell you. I just quit my IT job to become a content manager for a website. Finally i will be doing something that i love. Though i would tell you first.

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  3. Hi Preeti

    I m so glad that you shared your news with me :). I m happy for you. It is great to see someone happy with their job and do what they love doing..all the best for your new job.

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  4. You've put together a great collection of wood and metal living together in decor harmony!

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  5. Hey Grace

    Thank you for your visit and the comment :)...U have a wonderful blog.

    do keep stopping by

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  6. Lovely post.. Sudha.. Above all.. Looooovvee.. the header of your blog.. so warm, loving.. and just wow!!!

    I have lots to read on your blog... so will be back again tomorrow.. (dont get bored of my comments) :-)

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  7. Hey Patricia
    I am overwhelmed that a blogger I follow found her way to my world :)...Thank you for your comment and the visit....I am so happy that you liked my welcome :-)

    Do keep stopping by...Being a baby blogger (relative to all you wonderful girls in the blog world!) I surely need all of your comments and opinions

    take care

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  8. Hi Sudha,
    Lovely Post! I am seeking a help from you. For some time now I have been thinking about a building study table for myself. At the same time I don't want it to take lot of space. So, roughly I want it to be something in line of those foldable trays that we see in train compartments. Can you help me in designing that?

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  9. hey
    Thanks for stopping by. I have worked on designs (for myself, family and friends only). As such I can help you with some pictures and models for your carpenter to work on. Let me know if thats ok...(to tell you,asking me to help you with the design :) is a huge compliment..thanks)

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  10. Hi Sudha,
    Thanks for offering me your help. I have contact with a reasonably skilled carpenter who works gr8 in replicating design from pictures. So if you can share some pictures/models, I think that will be of great help.

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  11. Sure Raj
    Please send me an email to keep in touch...I hope I can give you some workable designs.

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  12. Hello,

    I'd appreciate if you can give me some feedback on our site: www.regencyshop.com

    I realize that you are home decor-modern design connoisseur :) I'd like to hear your opinion/feedback on our products. Also,

    it'd be swell if you can place our ant chair link on your blog.

    Thank you,

    Nancy

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  13. hi Nancy
    Thank you for your visit. I would be glad to look through your products. I am an admirer of mid century/ danish/ scandinavian style furniture.

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  14. A whimsical sofa superb metal and wood Design Furniture.

    metal embossed furniture

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