Richmond, British Columbia (PRWEB) October 04, 2012
Serenity Living Stores, an online retailer of furnishings that incorporate modern art elements, is pleased to announce that its Corona Chair, produced by iFN Modern, provides a high level of anatomical support to the spinal column. The Corona Style Chair and Ottoman are based on a series of stylized ovals that almost appear to float on air. Because a large part of the chair consists of empty space, customers might, at first glance, suspect that the Corona Style Chair would not support the back in adequate fashion. However, the chair is designed with the needs of the human back in mind, first and foremost. The four separated cushions that make up the seat and back of the chair are positioned to provide support just where it is most needed.
A History of Practical Style
As with many of the fine furniture pieces available from Serenity Living, the Corona Style Chair has a rather illustrious history; it is the brainchild of Danish designer, Paul M. Volther, who was working in the furniture design field in the wake of World War II. Since raw materials were in high demand at that time, many designers focused on ways to provide form and function, while economizing on the amount of wood, metal and foam required to produce the finished article. From this impulse was born the concept of separating the chair’s cushions with empty spaces, placing them where they would do the most good to support the weight of the human body.
The Corona Chair was designed at the beginning of the 1960s, but was not launched to the public until 1964. Originally, it featured a wooden skeleton on which were mounted the skillfully positioned cushions. It was not long, however, before the designer settled on the chrome look, which has become an important part of the chair's classic look. The Serenity Living Stores version of the chair features a support skeleton in a gleaming chrome finish.
Volther did not live to see his chair's greatest triumph, which came when it was the seating option of choice at the Summit of the European Union in Copenhagen in 2002. He was still alive, however, when the chair began to be heavily featured in a variety of media, including music videos and feature films. For many, the chair's enduring appeal lies in its minimalist approach to material use, which has once again become a dominant design trend, due to concerns about resource consumption on planet Earth. For others, the chair's silhouette lends an almost "sci-fi" ambiance to any room, which makes it more than just a comfortable and supportive seating alternative. The Corona Style Chair with matching ottoman is also a conversation piece that helps to make any room truly special.
For full details and photographs, visit the Corona Chair and Ottoman page at Serenity Living at