In this the 3rd and final installment devoted to my recent tour of Room & Board, we consider the living room. If there were any question of the retailers ability to bridge the gap between mid-century with the 21st, these vignettes answers it. That’s because their 21st century designs are presented with the likes of Eames, Noguchi, Nelson and Wegner to name just a few. And on those occasions when the masters’ creations don’t make an appearance in the R & B living room vignettes, their influence is felt.
The Pierre chair, pictured below in the foreground, was inspired by Le Corbusier’s 1929 original and looks quite at home next to the Jackson leather sofas.
The Anson chair may look like like it’s a 1950’s original, but it isn’t. It is,however, the perfect accompaniment to the Eame’s molded plywood chairs.
Inspired by a 1927 original by Eileen Gray, this glass and chrome-plated accent table pairs perfectly with R & B’s new velvet Hutton sofa.
And there you have it. A blend of modern classics with pieces have the potential to become classics themselves. If you’ve liked this tour of Room & Board, I’d encourage you to visit their website or a retail store near you. To see more pictures from my tour, visit my Room & Board Showroom Tour set on flicker, and be sure to visit part 1 and part 2 of this series.