Oct 11, 2013

Everything old is new again at the Preloved Living + Learning Lounge presented by BC Living at the Vancouver Home + Design Show. In less than a week you can learn how to tell a story with your space, thanks to this immersive interior design experience curated by A Good Chick to Know.

Catch design duo Jennifer Scott and Megan Baker of A Good Chick to Know at the show, and get the inside scoop on sourcing antique treasures and incorporating pre-loved pieces into any modern space. Find inspiration for your next interior design project by viewing pieces from the city’s most popular vintage shops and browsing replicas of some of design history’s most iconic chairs..
The Barcelona Chair, designed in 1929 by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, is one of the stylish seats to be featured. Originally created for the Barcelona Industrial Exposition as part of Van Der Rohe’s Weimar Republic’s Pavilion, these chairs were meant for the King and Queen of Spain. Today, these now-iconic chairs reproduced by Knoll, a furniture manufacturing retailer, still to Van Der Rohe’s exact specifications.
The Panton Chair, first designed by Vernner Panton in 1967, is as groundbreaking today as it was back then. At the time, plastic was a new, innovative material never before seen in furniture form. Verner’s goal was to use it to design a single-piece chair that would be at home anywhere. Today, one of the original Panton Chairs is displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York as an example of classic modern furniture design. Luckily for us, Vitra has been producing the chair continuously since its introduction in 1967.
For mid-century furniture lovers, the Ant Chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1951, might be your favourite seat in The Preloved Living + Learning Lounge. Initially, the Ant Chair was designed using only three materials: teak wood, chrome legs and rubber feet. The scarcity of materials in Europe after World War Two forced designers to get creative with the materials they had available. Jacobsen pioneered the technique of bending a single piece of teak to create a seat, creating several similar designs that we still use today.
Learn more about design history, sustainability and how to incorporate pre-loved pieces into your modern home when the ladies of A Good Chick To Know take the HGTV Main Stage on Friday, Oct 18. at 2PM, Saturday, Oct 19. at 6PM and Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1PM. You can also find the ladies on Twitter or check out their website and blog for more interesting decorating tidbits.

Purchase your tickets online today and save $3 off regular adult admission. See you at the show!