Grandfather's chair has made a triumphant reappearance.
A pair of armchairs made by French architect Le Corbusier and his associate, Pierre Jeanneret, for the Chandigarh High Court recently went up for auction in New York. They were made by the two men. Lounge chairs made of teak wood and cane were sleek and sophisticated. They were the kind of chairs we all know. Chances are, for most of us, it would be an important part of our ancestral homes. The head of the house would read the paper there or hold family meetings there. This is what happened to the chair that belonged to grandfather. It was put away and then thrown away because modern furniture was more popular. This is the time to bring out and clean up any old things from your childhood that you still have. Because it's making a big comeback right now, this is why. You love the look of old things, so this is for you!
The largest private museum in Hong Kong is putting on a new show that lets people not only see rare examples of beautiful antique furniture and artefacts from the Ming and Qing dynasties but also touch and feel them. All over the world, people are realising how great it is to have things from the past. The grandfather's chair has the power to take you back to a time when homes had courtyards with comfy chairs for people to lounge around in. The artist, Arpana Caur, says that "With the change in modern housing and with people living in smaller homes, they want a few but smart statement furniture pieces that make a statement." As the owner of heritage furniture wants to tell the next generation how, when, and where something was made, there is a new sense of pride. With money, grandfather's chair is an art piece for the very rich.
A NEW TOUCH
It's a good idea to use this piece in your home because it's different from all the other white and minimalistic decor there is. Jaidev Deewan, an antique dealer in Dehradun, says, "There are some families who are drawn to the appeal of grandfather's chair because of its shape, wood, and style." Many stories about history are told through furniture. But he says that there aren't many good antique chairs left because the old families who own them don't want to give them up.
In the world of antique chairs, there are also a lot of interesting things going on. It's British furniture designer Yinka Ilori's goal to put stories at the heart of her designs. Ilori is very good at making things that are good for the environment by reusing old and used furniture. The old world charm of pieces with stories brings it into your home. If you want to buy one from an antique store, the price starts at '30,000. Meenu Khanolkar, an antiques collector in Bengaluru, says that old antique chairs are classy. In her words, "The chair my grandfather used to sit in never went out of style and can go with any decor." It's always been there. It is unique because it has been around for one generation and will be around for more. We need to keep these things safe.
The return of Grandfather’s chair
Any period can be mixed with modern, but don't just buy any items that look like they'll fit the bill right away. You want to make it look like it has changed over time. Then, think about how you want to use it: modern or contemporary decor with old accessories, or old decor with modern or contemporary decor.
A reading nook can be made by putting the chair next to a modern side table.
With a modern light fixture in the corner, you can use it as an accent.
You can use either a hanging or a floor lamp.
Place it in front of a piece of modern art or a sculpture to make it look different from the rest of the room.
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