The architects of yesteryear, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, Oscar Niemeyer, David Adjaye, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, doubled as furniture designers.
There’s just something special about how architects look at the world and decide how to design a building or furniture that makes those structures timeless and increase in value. Let’s talk about the Eames Lounge Chair, created and designed by Ray Eames of the respected architect couple in 1956. Today, an original Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman are part of a permanent collection at the New York Museum of Modern Art and worth millions of dollars.
Replicas of the Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman go between $5,000 and $8,000. The price depends on the talent of the furniture designer. If you prefer an Eames-inspired lounge chair with an air reminiscent of Eames, you want to go to Gerald Olesker from ADG Lighting.
Gerald is a throwback to the architects of yesteryear. He has a degree in architecture, and just like those famous architects previously mentioned, furniture design runs in his veins. Gerald has a visceral and spiritual relationship when fulfilling a client’s wishes for a piece of furniture to be designed.
We picked Eames as the architect of choice, but Gerald can create any piece of furniture that you swear was designed by the original architect. Whether that’s Frank Lloyd Wright’s hexagon-back metal chairs or Ludwig Miles van der Rohe-inspired furniture, Gerald’s furniture design skills can create an original piece of furniture with the flair of the old master.
Furniture design is called a complete art form because of the level of knowledge it takes, whether it is a replica of an original inspired by (choose your master architect). Or better yet, have Gerald create an original just for you.
Learn about how the ADG Advantage can help you with your furniture design goals for your home or space.
From the Design Studio
Working on details for a client for new outdoor chairs. Forged and fun sketch with the ADG Advantage…
by Gerald Olesker, CEO, ADG Lighting