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The Five most Expensive Pieces of Furniture on Earth

No matter what your taste when it comes to choosing the right furniture that could really bring the room together, your budget often plays a major role in determining what compromise you end up with. With so many budget furniture shops on the high street offering you the latest in flat-packed household furnishings, there is another market entirely focused on opulence and luxury, making for some of the world’s most expensive furniture.
Many modern furniture design houses aim to give the latest looks in sophistication with sleek lines and luxury materials whilst incorporating new technologies and uses for the furniture. This is opposed to traditional styled furniture that offers all of the charm of the era, as well as showing off the art of the master craftsman. Whilst traditional antique furniture may have sometimes hundreds of years of value to pour into its rarity, modern furniture also has value in exclusivity, too.

5) The Harrington Commode, with all of its handcrafted lustre whic…

How to Remove Stains from Furniture

5 Bizarre Furniture Designs

At VC Living, we supply commercial furniture of various types to businesses in the hospitality, tourism and real estate industries – to name a few. A high proportion of our range is vintage or antique in terms of its aesthetic style though our contemporary pieces are also quite popular, depending of the kind of business we are supplying.

As furniture enthusiasts, we do enjoy innovative, cutting-edge design styles and we appreciate that crafting an attractive piece of furniture requires artistic vision. For this month’s blog, we thought we’d take a look at 5 pieces that really take things to the next level. Check out these abstract and ultimately bizarre designs and let us know your thoughts!
1 . Mark Stoddart’s Animal Tables We’re actually quite fond of some of these pieces, particularly this one of a hippopotamus seemingly emerging from underwater. Other designs of rhino, elephants, tigers and other animals are also available. Mark Stoddart, the Scottish furniture designer and sculptor …

Famous Furniture from Films and TV Shows

There’s no doubt that furniture plays a huge role in helping to create an atmosphere in a room or outdoor area. Generally, you want people to feel relaxed when you’re entertaining, and combining certain pieces that work well together can help you achieve this.
Furniture and other decorative elements are therefore a huge consideration for filmmakers that wish to instil a certain feeling in the viewer. This is the case with just about everything that can be viewed in a frame down to the finest detail. In this article, we look at some of the most memorable, iconic pieces of furniture that we’ve seen on the big or small screen.
Furniture enthusiasts or movie/television buffs are likely to remember some of the following:
The Chesterfield Chair in The Matrix
One of the most unforgettable moments from this classic Sci-Fi flick is when Morpheus offers Neo his choice of the red or blue pill - essentially having him choose his destiny. That vintage, rather ragged Chesterfield chair Morpheus sit…

Furnishing in a Commercial Setting

There are many different options you can choose from to make sure that the interior and exterior of your building matches the type of business that you run, not only in terms of styling but also in terms of creating a great atmosphere to work in. With the right choice of office and interior building furniture, you can help create the right atmosphere to make your customers/clients and employees feel more relaxed and comfortable.
Simple furniture additions can do wonders as far as the mood of a room or outdoor area goes. The addition of something as simple as a stylish teak bench can have a great impact on the setting. Many modern work spaces employ a simple colour scheme and basic furnishings, but in certain areas - the hospitality industry, especially - it can pay to go all out when it comes to decorating.

Appearance and presentation have always been a big part of business, and most successful offices understand the importance of having attractive furniture to make clien…

Interior Design and Resin Wicker Chairs

Interior design is constantly seeing changes in what is considered trendy. We have seen a rapid improvement of styles and designs throughout recent years as both modern and vintage furniture has become desirable. One of the products rising in popularity is wicker furniture.
Resin wicker chairs, for instance, are becoming more and more popular. They are often weaved by hand to ensure precision and detail. Although resin wicker chairs have always been associated with outdoor use, the wicker style has seen its introduction into the interior aspect of design. The origin of resin wicker chairs goes back to ancient Egypt, where they were considered a luxury. The exotic design entails the weaving technique and the resin wicker ensures the flexibility and durability of the furniture itself.

Resin wicker chairs not only look great but are also very comfortable. Resin is actually a material that is used to make floor mattresses and beds in Japan, as it has a therapeutic element by supporting the…

Renovating with Contemporary Outdoor Furniture