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Furniture Trends: Metal Frames as a Chair Feature

Moon armchair

We saw metal frames as a feature trending in Cologne and it’s continued in Milan. Metal frames are nothing new, they're popular in the contract market because they have certain benefits, outlined below, but now manufacturers are taking these benefits and making a design feature from them, providing function and desirability in one. They're also available in decadent finishes including gold, rose gold & now titanium, which goes hand in hand with the trend for decadent comfort.

Benefits of metal frames on chairs

Metal is the strongest material; a welded joint is as strong as the metal itself and will not snap. Simple metal work is also cheaper than wooden equivalents. Further, metal legs often have plywood or plastic moulded shells screwed to them as a cost-effective solution. Metal chairs will also stack highest because the frame is thin & strong. Even better, painted metal also chips less than painted wood providing an longer lasting finish. Read more about chair materials in our blog Pros and Cons of Dining Chair Materials.

Metal frames as a feature on chairs and tables 

Here is a selection of the new chairs with this trend that we saw in Milan. Many are so new they've yet to be added to our website. Click on the image for more product details where available or contact the team for more information about products not currently on our website.

Free Furniture Style Guide: Milan Edition, Summer 2018

Discover more trends from Salone del Mobile including: metal frames as a feature on chairs, cage frames, the colour green  even handbag stools!

Download  Furniture Style Guide: Milan Edition Summer 2018 to browse new products from Milan, discover innovative styles and see projects they're applied in. 

Gaia chair in pink velvet

Gaia

line chair

Line

Mullit chair

Mullit

macka armchair

Macka

graph armchair green

Graph

london barstool & armchair in pink velvet

London

chairs with metal frame in Salone del Mobile

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Moon lounge chair in pink velvet

Moon

chairs with metal frame in Salone del Mobile

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By Paula Stanbridge-Faircloth Paula Stanbridge-Faircloth on 04/06/18 11:18
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