Modern Bedroom Furniture Design
Five most influential designs of modern bedroom furniture
Modern bedroom furniture comes in many forms, but there are a few classic designs that have had an impact on interior design world. The chances are that you already have something in your bedroom inspired by one of these designs, without even knowing it.
Here we present the five most influential designs of modern bedroom furniture.
The egg chair, or Ovalia, is a truly iconic piece. It was created by Swedish designer Henrik Thor-Larsen in 1968, and was swiftly followed by the ball chair and the bubble chair. There are now plenty of “imitation Ovalias” on the market, usually changing hands for thousands of dollars.
The pod-like design fed 1960s sci-fi fantasies, and the curvy shape changed the way we see chairs. Many chairs since then have been influenced by the Ovalia, abandoning rigid lines in favor of curves.
The IKEA bookcase is another Swedish design that seems to have taken over the world. Its blond wood is a familiar sight all over the country. You probably know at least five people with the Billy version.
The iron bed isn't strictly a 20th century design, but it enjoyed a renaissance at the end of the 20th century. Iron beds used to be associated with depressing institutions, but the fashion has since come full circle, and the iron bed now represents individuality and cool urban styling. The Iron Bed Company contributed to the revival with faithfully handcrafted reproductions of traditional designs - not to mention a rather saucy ad campaign.
The squashy sofa is one of the best pieces of modern bedroom furniture, if you can fit one into your bedroom. Like the iron bed, it's a trend that gained popularity in the 1990s, with a little help from sitcoms such as Friends.
One of the most ubiquitous and yet the most easily overlooked items of is the green study lamp. It has a brass stand and a green glass lampshade, and it's in countless homes throughout the land, as well as lending gravitas to many offices in television dramas. Once you've noticed it, you can't stop noticing it.