Years ago, the mention of accent chairs brought about thoughts of only living room furniture. Everyone had a sofa. A small number of people also had a matching loveseat. And usually there was one old, faded, lumpy, upholstered accent chair close to the TV. That accent arm chair, more often than not with makeshift covers on the arms to hide the worn spots, was dad`s or grandpa`s favorite place to sit down and watch a ball game. The number one criterion for having that accent chair in the living room was it was comfortable.
None of these new materials has lasted been proved a good alternative to wood. They offered artists and designers an opportunity to move away from wood for high quality furniture. Many designs were popular in their day, but did they ever take the place of solid wood furniture? Never! With the development of corrosion-proof metals and new plastics, wood became no longer a cool material to use for the modern furniture of the day. For most of history, wood and stone have been the construction materials of choice - for homes and the furniture used in them. Stone was popular in the old civilizations, or perhaps we only think so because all wooden furniture is long gone.
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