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Olympic and Modern Furniture Design Timeline


To Celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games Base Classics has created a timeline showing her major life achievements in conjunction with milestones in modern classic furniture designs.


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Olympics Timeline Year Furniture Design Timeline
The first modern Olympics held in Greece. 1896  
Olympic Games held in St. Louis. 1904 Olympic Games held in Charles Eames" home town just 3 years before he was born.
First olympic games to be hosted in London. 1908  
Olympic Games held in Paris. 1924 Just two years before he made his mark on the furniture design world the games were held in Le Corbusier's home town Paris.
Olympic games Held in Amsterdam. 1928 Le Corbusier designs his LC4 Chaise Lounge.
Olympic Games held in London for the second time. 1948 Charles Eames designs his range of Eiffel Chairs.
Olympic Games Held in Helsinki. 1952 Olympic games held in Eero Aarnio's and Eero Saarinen's home town of Helsinki.
Olympic games held in Melbourne (Equestrian Events in Stockholm). 1956 Charles Eames Designs the Eames Lounger
Arne Jacobsen designs the Swan and Egg chairs for the Radisson Hotel in Copenhagen
Olympic Games held in Tokyo. 1964 Olympic games held in the city where Isamu Noguchi grew up and drew design inspiration in his formative years.
Olympic Games held in Mexico City. 1968 Eero Aarnio designs Bubble Chair
Verner Panton designs the Panton Chair
Olympic Games held in Los Angeles. 1984 Olympic Games held in the city where Charles Eames had his design studio and created the majority of his masterpieces.
Olympic Games held in Barcelona. 1992 63 Years of Barcelona Furniture, designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1929.
  2010 Base Classics Opened
  2011 Base Classics brings out range of Union Jack furnishings
Olympic Games Hosted in London for the 3rd time. 2012 Base Classics Celebrates the 3rd Olympic games hosted in London


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