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Looking for modern furniture pieces that will make a bold statement in your home? Here are five iconic chairs that will give any room a "Wow Factor" with timeless designs that won´t go out of style.

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The Herman Miller Company was one of the first American manufacturers to produce modern furniture in America and is considered an influential pioneer in the modernist furniture movement of the mid-century. An iconic chair designed in 1958 that is still embraced by consumers today is the Eames Aluminum Management Chair a modern yet classic choice for any Home Office. It features a sleek aluminum frame and rolling base with a simple streamlined leather sling seat that conforms to the body.

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Did you know that there are even lounges that are made for outdoor living areas? This is a great way to create a welcoming environment for yourself and your guests when relaxing outside. Be sure that you buy a lounge that is specially created to be placed outside. The harsh element of nature will have quite a negative effect on furniture pieces that have been designed to remain indoors.

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In this way chairs do have a lot of "power" in decorating when used in groups and with creative arrangements. I hope this article has shown you the importance of chairs as a design element in living rooms.

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Now that recliners come in more versatile designs homeowners can choose to deck out their living rooms both with comfort and style. If you´re looking at getting one or two of these for your home you can start off by choosing between two styles: one with a built-in footrest and one with a separate ottoman.

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The history of these chairs can be traced back several hundred years to 16th century Europe and the term "chaise lounge" is derived from the French term "chaise longue" which translates to "long chair". For most of their history these chairs were usually reserved for the wealthy for two primary reasons. Chairs especially those that well designed were almost always reserved for authority figures during this period of history with crude wooden benches and stools being used by everyone else. However this reason was often secondary as money was often a bigger factor. The average person living in Europe during the 16th and 17th century simply couldn´t afford such extravagant furniture and as such these chairs were far more common in upper income households.

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But things are different in a living room. the whole and sole purpose of chairs in the living room are to provide better comfort and maximum relaxation. But there is one more important aspect to this situation.

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