Is There Anything New in Furniture Design?
After just returning from Sydney, Australia visiting the Australian International Furniture Fair, my answer is a big NO!
I don't know about you but I am so bored with copies of original 20th Century Furniture Designers. They may now have a different leg, or a slightly narrower arm but the original design concept is nothing new. Have we gone as far as we can go with contemporary furniture design?
Every now and again I see students pushing boundaries to create a piece of furniture art, a new chair, marketable and saleabale? Unfortunately not, but I think it is great that students have the passion and desire to want to make history. I just wish the manufacturers would jump on board and get in behind the young designers of today. They may be already somewhere out there, if anyone knows of any programs, let me know and I will promote them, because I really would love to see some innovative and inspirational pieces of furniture become available to us.
As for the furniture I saw in Sydney, if it wasn't for the wonderful new fabrics, they all looked the same as last year and the year before.
I better write here, that this is my opinion only, and I have access to New Zealand and imported furniture designs and I see what international stores sell online. I don't mind being told that I am wrong and talking a load of rubbish. If anyone can prove that there are new and innovative furniture designs out there then please let me know and I can then spread the word and make every other designers life a brighter place!
So I dare you, prove me wrong!
If you want to look at classic 20th Century furniture designs and learn about the furniture designers and their creations then visit modernfurnituredesigners.interiordezine.com
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