The period is undeniable: the exciting, shocking, and colorful 1960s, when business was growing and art was exploding. No rules of design and style were left untouched, from the short skirts of supermodels to the sleek lines of modern furniture. Chic was the name of the game, and even today the shapes and styles of that decade are the foundations for minimalist contemporary design.
The Mad Chair designed by Marcel Wanders for Poliform is a perfect example. Nostalgia meets the 21st century in one posh, sophisticated accent chair. The classic smooth lines of this retro throwback are still perfectly stylish in the context of the contemporary home. The seat features smooth, tapered wooden legs set at a splayed-out angle from the seat. The chair itself is a molded into a perfect one-armed embrace.
The Mad Chair is meant to force you into an upright seat, rather it encourages you to lean into its armrest and recline casually. This laid-back attitude brings a demure sense of nonchalance that ups the level of pure hip design in any room. Choose a color option that compliments the period style and lean back into the low-slung chair with loose support cushion. It will feel like a jump back through time, but in reality you’re still ahead of the trend with a classic piece that still gets attention for its curves in all the right places. What’s not to love about uniting the past and present all in one simple piece?