Why Black Is Always In Fashion

For many, Friday the 13th is a wicked day. And if you go solely by the sound of it, Black Friday would be much the same.

Many people think of Friday the 13th as an unlucky date, where Black Friday is the day to get lucky as you shop for a bargain. 
The day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday has spread across the globe. While it used to mean a “black” day for businesses (as workers would take it off), the “black” today might be more suggestive towards the hordes of shoppers.

Barcelona Chair
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As the Internet’s advanced, Black Friday has grown online right beside it. Today you can get Black Friday white goods, Black Friday fashion and of course, Black Friday furniture – entirely through online shopping.

And speaking of fashion, black’s played an important hand in its evolution over the past centuries.   

  • The pilgrims who made their way to what would become the US in the 1600s are regularly believed to have only worn black, but this is a popular misunderstanding
  • In Victorian England, mourners wore full black during the “First Mourning” time, then gradually substituted it with other colors as time progressed
  • The “Little Black Dress” came into being in the 1920s, with early designs from none other than Coco Chanel herself
  • The punk and goth subcultures adopted black in their fashion in the 1970s and 80s (and still use it to this day)

As fashion has evolved time and time again, black’s role has too. But it never lost its influence in molding fashion.

Just like in fashion, black represents a significant role in furniture and interior design. Often considered as a sophisticated shade, it’s also adaptable in what tones it blends with. 

And so, in honor of the color black, and the imminent Black Friday furniture sale, we’re going to study some of our favorite “best in black” pieces.

Charcoal Chairs that Ooze Style

Like black, the Barcelona Chair is a timeless masterpiece that’s been in our homes for almost 90 years. 

The chair was designed for the German Pavilion for the International Exposition of 1929, hosted by Barcelona, Spain. Mies van der Rohe alongside Lilly Reich, a German modernist designer, were the creators of this masterpiece, now considered one of the most iconic contributions to home design.

Barcelona Chair
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Designed for dignitaries to relax in luxury as they initiated the Expo ceremonies. Angled at a recline for comfortable rest and standing on fashionably curved legs, the plush leather cushions are most common in black. 

Like the corona that beams around a solar eclipse, the oval cushions of the Corona Chair signify a different sort of darkness. But their purpose is far from harmful – the ovals were individually cut to save on materials that were limited in Europe post-World War II. 

The soft, padded spheres give the Corona Chair a unique form and molded comfort that anyone can experience.

With a melted plastic figure and a smooth blackness, the Panton Chair may seem like a rigid piece of interior design at first. But nothing is boring about the sleek, smooth shape that’s curved for comfort. Like the Corona Chair, it’s another 1960s model – but that’s where the resemblance ends. 

With a functional and attractive aesthetic that’s easy to maintain and belongs in any room in the house, a black Barcelona Chair may be your perfect Black Friday prize.

Pitch-Black Pieces to Style Your Home

This Black Friday, there are many different striking pieces you can have a go at. 

Not all chairs have to be for lounging, you can also include black chairs in your kitchen and dining area. A black wire counter chair with a leatherette seat pad you can have in a diverse selection of colors, making it even better if you’re not sold on an all-black dining area.

Barcelona Chair
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Transform your counter-height dining area into a contemporary showplace while keeping your space as aesthetically beautiful as ever.  

Now, some tables catch the eye with their ebony layers. For instance, the Flower Coffee Table is an aesthetically simplistic but striking coffee table.

When it comes to lighting, metallic is often the “go-to” appearance. But while everything metallic has a minimalistic appeal, a darker counterpart can be just as stylish, if not more. And there’s no better example of darkly-decorated interior lighting than the Spectrum series. 

Center your focus with a blaze of light designed to convey bursts of energy while illuminating your entire room. Whether you create a festive atmosphere with colorful or classic white bulbs, Spectrum brightens every corner in this floor lamp brimming with endless possibilities. This is an inspiring piece that serves its functional tasks admirably.

Barcelona Chair
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From the inspiring piece that serves as a Floor Lamp to the familiar atom-like figure of the Chandelier, this lighting series offers something for anyone looking for a little dark in their lights. You can find even more mid-century modern classics at an affordable price, Barcelona Designs has some beautiful replicas, as well as other recognized sellers

We could go on forever. There are dozens of flawlessly replicated designer furniture in our catalog, in black and plenty of other colors. But now we want to ask you something. Is there any black furniture piece that you love so much that it has become your “go-to” piece?

If you don’t, our Black Friday furniture sale might be the ideal time to get lucky and discover your perfect piece at an unbelievable price.

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