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Traditional vs. Contemporary Chair Styles

Which style is best for you?

You’re currently looking for the perfect seating for your project or renovation, and you may be debating what style fits best with your overall design vision. Both types of seating have their advantages, especially when paired with the most common design aesthetics.

Continue With the Old…

You’re definitely in the right place for traditional wood chairs, as wood was the historic de-facto material for furniture. Centuries-old universities, historic country clubs, and notable libraries often like to highlight their distinguished pasts; this includes preserving their original architecture or recapturing the interior decor of old. Traditional furniture comes into play as a physical reminder of that prestige, and one which their students, patrons, and guests interact with on a daily basis.

Even if your high-use space is relatively young, traditional-style chairs have left a long history of styles and design elements to choose from. You may wish to bring an old-world sense of renown into your project, especially to impress anyone who walks into the room. In this case, the average plastic or metal chair simply won’t cut it – why downplay the grandeur of your Gothic Revival hall, or disregard your Romanesque glamour? There are quite a few options in store, such as our Captain chair (pictured) for the needed look.

… Or Branch Out to the New

Any contemporary space is made all the more beautiful with the natural touch hardwood provides. Our clients who need wood chairs for a contemporary room may surprise you, but there’s no better material that’s attractive, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly. Our line of contemporary wood chairs combine both modern taste with the tried-and-true of the past.

It wasn’t until the twentieth century that wood fell out of favor as the main furniture material. For the newest architectural trends, chairs built from steel, plastic, or acrylic got the association. Although all three are strong and durable, they are not nearly as sustainable nor easy on the environment. Contemporary hardwood chairs are those that complement the architecture around it while committing to environmentally sustainable values. Chairs like the Nevada (pictured) stray from tradition to pair perfectly with modern designs.

More Information

At Eustis Chair we create hardwood chairs best tailored for your high-use space. Our line has a variety of models customized for certain architectural styles; we’re happy to walk you through the options tailored for your needs. Both traditional and contemporary style chairs have their place; there’s always more to discover for furniture to last a lifetime.

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