From the early beginning of humankind evolution, living spaces and its core elements are constantly improving. Firstly, in early stages, all venues for spending time were simple and purposeful. Only noble part of the society could afford expensive and almost inaccessible luxury home elements. Ancient civilizations (especially in Egypt, Greek, and Rome) started paying attention to the quality of living and hedonism where enjoyment and relaxation started taking place.
Furniture has numerous historical varieties. Almost each national or regional architectural style developed its own interior design. Some of those designs are present today, while some of them stopped being used a long ago.
Design started its evolution with a manufacturing development and industrial revolution. But, although we today have a focus on simplicity and minimalism, furniture design in vintage style and old-fashioned pieces are still in a good voice. Today is a true rarity to find an authentic high quality piece of furniture that has a historical origin and that is why those pieces are so valued on the market. However, many replicas are affordable and widespread for vintage lovers.
Modern furniture design is mostly based on simple lines, shapes, and colors, which makes a huge difference from, for example, baroque furniture. Minimalist and clean, today’s furniture is much more different than it was a few centuries ago.
Today, we have a different understanding of elegance than our ancestry. In their times, elegance was represented through heavy and complicated design lines, hard materials, many ornaments, and thickened patterns. The more complicated look of the furniture meant more prestigious and classy bedroom.
Contemporary elegance can also have old-fashioned influence, but the most common ideas today include as much as possible minimalism and only a few colors. However, futuristic-looking and unusual pieces are also very popular, especially among eccentrics. Some movies increased the popularity of this kind of furniture. There are even some popular websites where movie lovers can find information where to buy the same or similar furniture they saw in their favorite movies.
Some of the most famous furniture elements you can spot in movies are definitely an Egg Chair from Man in Black, Ruby armchair from Matrix, a Tulip Chair from Star Trek, Womb Chair from Down with Love, US Navy Chair from The Wow, Barcelona Bench from Twilight, Wegner’s Ox Chair from Austin Powers, Eames Lounge Chair from Closer, Aarino Ball Chair from Mars Attacs, Bocca Lips Sofa from Austin Powers, Barcelona Chair from Casino Royale, and Eames Office Chair from The Holiday.
Let’s briefly look back at those ingenious modern furniture pieces
Egg Chair from Man in Black
It actually exists in real life and it is designed by Arne Jacobsen. Will Smith’s movie popularized it.
Ruby armchair from Matrix
Classy, elegant, and sought after, this furniture piece has many versions through a furniture world.
Luxurious designs gained a cult status, and famous movie scenes only increased its popularity.
Eero Saarinen’s Tulip Chair from Star Trek -The Motion Picture
This is only one from the many futuristic pieces designed specially for this movie saga that gained a huge popularity.
Estelle Silver French Style Wing-back Bed from Eastenders
Eastenders one of the longest serving most popular TV series in England featured an iconic French Style Bed designed by Homes Direct 365 featuring a wing-back design with diamante silver fabric
Womb Chair from Down with Love
50s style, and an iconic duo Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor made this chair recognizable. This chair was originally designed by Eero Saarinen.
US Navy Chair from The Wow
A Witton Dinges’ chair become famous because of its presence in Rachel McAdams apartment. It was originally designed by US Navy.
Barcelona Bench from Twilight
We owe the design to Mias Van Der Roche who designed this piece for 1929 Barcelona World Exposition. Luxury and comfort make an ideal combination here.
Wegner’s Ox Chair from Austin Powers
The design was inspired by Bond movies and spy movies from XX century.
Eames Lounge Chair from Closer
Designed by Charles Eames, this legendary piece made a debut in this movie drama.
Aarino Ball Chair from Mars Attacks!
Retro, stylish, and a bit similar to the famous Man in the Black chair.
Bocca Lips Sofa from Austin Powers
Sensual, eye-catching, perfect for bedrooms. Maybe the most authentic designer piece on this list.
Barcelona Chair from Casino Royale
An elegant frame and classic design make this chair ideal for iconic movie scenes with Daniel Craig.
Eames Office Chair from The Holiday
A stunning design of this white chair attracted the attention of many potential buyers after the movie premiere.
These furniture pieces are indubitably very attractive and some of them have a breathtaking design. When choosing the furniture, maybe some piece from this list or the one similar will be an element for consideration when designing the look of your home either for a sale or to live in yourself.