For anyone looking to remodel, or who is simply curious about different décor themes, the phrase French modern furniture may often arise when searching. Though what exactly defines something as being French modern furnishing can be a bit hazy. There are two distinct categories. The pieces from the 50s and 60s that are somewhat vintage but from the modern revision to furniture and the actual modern variations based on the style from the 50s and 60s.
Vintage French Modern Furniture.
Jacques Adnet and Joseph Andre Motte are just two of the names that arise when vintage French modern furniture is discussed. Both designers are credited with creating the trademark design aspects. They include sleek combinations of angular lines and curves in conjunction with either high scale materials or modern and more economical materials. Many pieces from both designers are still valued highly today and they have served for the inspiration to the more modern versions. The key element to the class was to take style and functionality and make them not only desirable, but affordable. For many the French style of furnishing is very much the epitome of the a solid twenty to thirty year span, between its beginnings of notoriety in the 1940s all the way through the 1960s.
Today’s French Modern Furniture.
Today, many of the finer pieces from that past era can easily integrate into 21st century settings. The clean designs still retain a very timeless appeal that can be suited to most modern décor. Many companies and designers still use the basic elements to create French Modern furniture today. The favoring or woven and flush backs or modest upholstery to overly plush predominates the seating themes. Simple lines and shapes for heavier pieces such as wardrobes and dressers. A frequent use of narrow legs to support, often metal or metal-cored are also incorporated into the designs.
How can you incorporate French Modern furniture into your décor.
Because of their often stylish appearance, French modern furnishings can easily dominate or accent a home or office’s theme. The versatility of their appearance can range from a complete sense of times gone by or very much the cut of modern when recreated using today’s materials. A lot of the inspiration behind the lessening of overly plush upholstery was to make furniture that was not only more functional for upkeep but also to reduce the overall cost for many people. Rattan was used frequently used to create elegant and stylish chairs that can be suited to many different design themes, from country to urban settings. A lot of times people will either plan to make their entire theme French Modern or adapt it to include a set or piece that appears already well matched to the existing theme.
The costs for French Modern furniture varies significantly.
As a lot of original pieces were designed quiet some time ago and have proven quite durable, the price you may end up paying depends on how old the piece is. Modern made designs based on the originals are quite a bit more economical than their counterparts that can range from a few thousands for a simple magazine rack to tens of thousands for larger pieces.