In a world where so much is mass-produced through assembly-line technology and designed for easy disposal, there is something incredibly personal and timeless about monogramming important items.
Handbags, wallets, and stationary are traditional pieces personalized through embroidery, embossing, or illustrations.
However, we want you to think about another item to be elevated to that unforgettable stature.
Your custom-built and handmade LIFEFORM® Chair.
Monogramming started out as a practical method of identifying property. Today, it’s evolved into an excellent branding tool for your personal (and company) identity. Adding a monogram to your LIFEFORM® Chair (which is customized to suit your ergonomic needs) makes it more unique, telling people who you are or who you aspire to be.
An already individualized chair becomes even more ‘bespoke’.
Whether you want to express your personality (will you choose flowing script or block-style letters?) or you want to create an heirloom piece handed down to the next generation (create memories of curling up for storytime), monogramming is one more way to create an original experience. May we suggest that either the 2490 or the 2390 is the perfect canvas to help you stand out…
And if you’re purchasing a LIFEFORM® Chair for a loved one as a gift, adding a monogram is a wonderful way to make them feel incredibly special. That touch of individual customization shows how much thought you’ve put into your gift and adds dramatic flair.
Are there any monogramming rules?
“Guidelines” might be a better word. The rules are much looser these days, making it easy to add a fun and personal touch to items. There are so many modern ways to make this trend work; there is truly a monogram style for everyone.
After all, the purpose of monogramming in the 21st century is to have fun with it!
Let your monogram tell YOUR story.
Which Initials and in what order?
A monogram usually consists of a person’s initials — usually a variation on the first, middle, and last name. We’ve included the traditional monogramming guidelines, along with a few modern ones.
However, don’t feel confined by what you see as old-school; it’s about expressing your personality.
One Initial Monogram
- While Last name has been most common, First name is gaining in popularity
- Try your One initial in a large, contemporary, or colorful font for extra impact
Example for John Smith:
Two Initial Monograms
- Two-initial monograms combine the first and last initials.
Example for John Smith:
Three Initial Monograms
- Probably the most classic of monograms, the three-letter monogram has the most options.
First, LAST, Middle.
Example for Jane Rose Smith:
*First *LAST *Middle*
First, MIDDLE, Last.
Example for John Arthur Smith:
*FIRST *MIDDLE *LAST*
Opt for words instead of initials
If initials aren’t really your thing, don’t run away just yet! One of the best things about modern monogramming is that it doesn’t actually require initials at all. For a personalized touch that is more cheeky and customizable, try a full word instead of letters.
*His* and *Hers* (or *His* and *His*, of course)
In a shared office space, it might just save some arguments over who actually owns it!
For more options on monograms, please refer to our LIFEFORM® Monogram Guide
Customize your chair even further
Now that you’ve decided on WHAT the monogram will be, go a step further and choose a font and thread color that suits your personality and taste.
Here’s an example of some of our font choices:
LIFEFORM® Chairs offers a range of options to choose from, along with many gorgeous thread colors to add the perfect finish to your monogram. Visit our LIFEFORM® Font Guide to see our complete selection of fonts.
Show pride of ownership and express your individuality with a monogrammed custom-built LIFEFORM® Chair!
Visit our website @ LIFEFORM® Chairs for more information, or call us anytime @ 403.720.3966 or Toll-Free 1.800.661.8568 to discuss how to personalize and build your dream chair!