The Gustavian chairs incorporated in the design to the left reminded me of a set of six Swedish dining chairs we created a few years ago. The dining room set of chairs were drawn from an original Gustavian chair that the client had found at a show. The additional five chairs were custom made by ERA Interiors for the project and were finished to match the existing gold leaf of the original chair. These chairs look elegant in modern as well as traditional spaces and incorporate the warmth prevalent in this historic design style.
We found the image to the right on happy lady decorates and it reminded me of the Neoclassical lounge chair on the left that we created few years ego. These chairs are almost identical but the upholstery is different. The custom chair on the left was upholstered with dark leather and has antique nail heads, the chair in the entryway is more casual and was upholstered with a linen fabric.
These two custom made dining chairs were inspired by the neoclassical style and are part of a set of eight chairs created by ERA Interiors for a penthouse in New York City. The Neoclassical style furniture incorporates straight lines, classical architectural motifs and light delicate proportions creating more rectangular simple silhouettes. These chairs exhibit straight, tapered legs enriched with vertical flutings and topped by square blocks with small, hand carved rosettes. These chairs have rectangular backs as a part of their design, but some variations can be oval. These clean, timeless and elegant neoclassical dining chairs are highly sought after by designers and clients who want to create an eclectic, original design for their space.
A common request by designers is they have a piece of furniture they saw in a space or magazine that they like a lot, and either want a set created around it, for instance a set of chairs, or a custom table to match the style of the chair and accentuate some it’s elements. Another common request is to design a similar piece of furniture with a different size or a different function. The initial design submitted for this piece was a stool and the designer requested an entryway parlor bench be created to match a living room stool, which was visible from the parlor area, to tie the space together. In this case we utilized the measurements of the space and designed a bench which fit the parlor as well as matching, yet not replicating, the stool. It’s a one of kind piece of furniture.