If you’re looking for a bold, colorful statement piece for your modern living space, you’ve come to the right place. I’m always on the lookout for unique, unusual new takes on modern furniture, and regular readers of the blog will know that some of my absolute favorite modern furniture picks are ones that riff on antique designs. PolArt, a specialty furniture designer from Mexico, offers modern furniture and accent pieces that are all this and more, with breathtaking takes on classical furnishings made with brightly colored polyresin, perfect for a statement piece that will really wow.
What Is PolArt?
So, what exactly do I mean by all this – colorful, classic but modern furniture? Well, I’ll let PolArt speak for itself with this striking blue living room set. The Sofa, Arm Chair, and Side Table are all done in pitch-perfect Victorian style, but instead of elaborately carved mahogany and plush velvet or rich leather, these pieces are all made of…blue. Blue fabric cushions combined with blue cast poly-resin for a look that’s as strikingly modern as it is perfectly period-inspired.
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Making A Case For Color
Admittedly, not everyone is going to want a peacock blue Victorian-inspired sofa set, and not every home decor exactly lends well to such a set up. But even a single, brightly colored piece of modern furniture like this sassy Side Table is a great way to add stellar visual interest to your space. I think red is the perfect color for a statement piece, too, because it’s boldly defiant and holds its own regardless of the rest of your color scheme. If your living room or family room is otherwise a more traditionally modern, neutral/industrial palette, a unique, bright pop of color like this is an even better way to easily dress up your decor.
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Pick A Color, Any Color
That said, one of my favorite things about PolArt’s modern furniture is that, while almost every designer has at least one wild red accent piece, all of PolArt’s furniture is available in a huge variety of colors, all of them bold, all of them striking, and all entirely up to you. From a more neutral chocolate, black, or white to the screaming yellow of this Antique Coat Rack, or even fushia, purple, orange, green, or blue, all of their modern furniture is available in an amazing selection of bright colors that complete their urban-chic style. And when it comes to furniture with cushions, you can even opt for a different color frame and material, for an extreme, bold contrast.
One of the biggest advantages of PolArt’s use of polyresin instead of wood is that many of their pieces can be used both indoors and out. Many of their most luxurious chairs – like this lovely Ladies Chair - even have the option to be made with weather-proof outdoor upholstery instead of the standard material. And because the chairs are made of a durable plastic material to start, all their chairs and tables hold up well against weathering, making for possibly the most unique combination of outdoor furniture out there.
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Ever since I first laid eyes on the Bari chandelier from Nuevo, I’ve been on the lookout for something similar – an ultra-minimized, cut-out or silhouetted modern furniture versions of an antique design. The Natasha Vanity came close, but PolArt’s whole InsideOut collection takes the cake. This InsideOut Clock is a personal favorite, but the whole collection operates on a similar idea: take an iconic antique silhouette and carve it into a simple, solid white square, for an “inside out” or cutout version of a classic piece. I love love love this look, a pitch perfect tongue in cheek modern take on classical form, and a great way to bring a sophisticated, sassy modern furniture to your living space.
Why Does This Work So Well?
I’ll admit, this is definitely a (very distinct) subset of modern furniture design, and worlds away from the simple, clean, minimal lines you might think of when you think of modern furniture. But she shapes of classical furniture design are pretty deeply ingrained in our collective consciousness. We see something like this Chaise Lounge, or even the Mirror or Chandelier and immediately register luxury, sophistication, and maybe even a sense of reglaness. But there’s no denying the modern look of a stark white piece against a colorful background (or, in the case of the first picture in this post, a very colorful piece of modern furniture on a stark white background). The old world chic lends a little elegance, and makes the piece as unexpected as the color makes it bold – which is nothing if not modern!
So if you’re looking for an eye catching, stunning accent piece – or even a bold new vibe for your whole living space, PolArt offers a totally unique, slightly boutique style to make your room stand out. Do you like this classic twist on a modern furniture, or do you prefer a more minimal modernism? And how do you feel about the bright, bold colors?