Top 10 Iconic Chair Designs

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Top 10 classic deisgner chairs

Chairs tend to be easily overlooked. Yet, we spend so much of our time sitting that chairs should be a high consideration when considering the interior design of your home or business. It’s a world that has many pitfalls so we have compiled our pick of iconic chair designs that have endured through the ages…

Wanting to support the body and provide a quality chair that was affordable, American designers, Charles and Ray Eames, created their 1950’s moulded plastic chair. Moulded to fit the body, this chair is comfortable, stylish and makes a bold statement.

Vitra has designed the Eames DAR Armchair based on the famous chair design. Made out of recyclable polypropylene with a chrome base, these chairs come in the same shape as the original.

Eero Saarinens was a Finnish American designer famous for the Tulip Arm Chair. Smooth lines, moulded fibreglass and seat colours such as Cinnamon Brown and Cherry Red, make these a compliment to any home.

Arne Jacobson created the Brown Egg Chair in 1958. This reclining chair design is available in walnut leather and sits on a 4-star chrome base. Originally designed for Copenhagen’s Royal Hotel, this timeless chair is now available for all.

Comfort, style and ease are what Philippe Starck had in mind when he designed the Bo Chair. This stackable chair is made out of polypropylene and comes in several colours. This chair is lightweight, comfortable and made to be used indoors and out.

Japanese American artist, Isamu Noguchi, became famous with his Kenmochi Rattan Chair. This spherical chair design is gracefully woven from rattan and offers back and arm support. The Kenmochi Chair is made for indoor use but can be used outdoor when sheltered.

Swiss designer, Le Corbusier, is thought of as a pioneer of the International Style. His Black Armchair is modern and elegant in any room; a visible frame of chrome steel holds this smooth black leather chair. Firm cushions make this chair a comfortable and stylish choice.

Irish furniture creator, and Modern Movement pioneer, Eileen Gray is famous for her Bibendum Chair. This chair has an arm/back rest consisting of two half-circle padded tubes covered in leather. Comfortable and eclectic, the Bibendum Chair stands out.

The Mini Waltzer Swivel Chair is a contemporary chair design and sits upon a swivel base. Deep cushions and a wide circular base make this a top choice. Colours include Grape and Charcoal.

Comfortable, funky and made for music and game enthusiasts, the Pyramat Sound Rocker has it all. Stretch out, listen to some tunes, play some games or simply relax.

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2 Responses to “Top 10 Iconic Chair Designs”

  1. Juanita Mcferren
    23. Nov, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading.


  1. Quora - 23. Aug, 2011

    What are the best chair designs in terms of both form and function?…

    Again you have to make the distinction between home and office environments, each have very different functions and evaluation of form is very subjective. Ergonomics have increased in importance in the design of office chairs, where as form is largely …

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