Furniture Trends 2020: Solid Central Bases on Chairs & Tables
For our first trend blog of the new decade we look at a trend that encompasses both chairs and tables: central bases.
Chunky, solid central bases on chairs and tables, provide an unmissable eye-catching statement alongside a sturdy functionality. Chairs with solid bases are predominately fully upholstered and with curved backs which give additional comfort as well as a more organic form.
Central table bases are often conical or made from eye-catching finishes such as marble or gold as they are intended to stand out and be a striking feature of the table as a whole. The table examples below in particular, also typify another trend that of combining a mix of materials for a contrasting effect.
Since 2000 there have been numerous furniture trends, some longer-lasting than others. These are the ones that we recognise: contemporary classic, design classics & poseur tables, plastic chairs, eclectic layouts. Then came a fashion for interesting table tops & the latest major trend, retro.
Cage frames are a variation of the trend in thin legs as a feature, primarily in metal but also now occurring in wood. Cage frames here are more like ornamental birdcages used to decoratively impress as well as being sturdy structures.
Evocative of decorative metalwork found in French parks, gardens and bandstands and the leafy style of the Art Nouveau period, this trend is popular in fine dining outdoor terraces and the garden areas of stately cafes.