Chairs play an essential role in both form and function. Visionary designers over the years have created iconic chairs that have become symbols of timeless style, elegance, and technological innovation.
Iconic designer chairs
American designer of Hungarian origin Marcel Breuer in 1986. introduced the Cesca chair made from tubular steel. Made by the principles of the Bauhaus school the simple, yet outstanding, design resonates just as much as it did over ninety years ago. The s-shaped frame provides just enough bounce to make it comfortable without sacrificing support. Cesca chair is in MoMA’s permanent collection.
The LC4 Chaise Lounge, designed by Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, and Pierre Jeanneret in 1928, is a testament to the functional beauty of modernism. Its ergonomic shape and adjustable reclining positions provide the utmost comfort, while the combination of leather and chrome even 100 years later exudes elegance and pure luxury.
Created by German-American architect Mies van der Rohe for the German Pavilion at the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, the Barcelona Chair is an icon of minimalism and elegance.
Modernist aesthetic with its clean lines and leather-and-chrome seat become a symbol of refined taste.
Designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1956, the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is a true designer and craftsmanship masterpiece. Its ergonomic design, sleek lines, and luxurious materials represent an idol of comfort and elegance.
The Egg Chair is a stunning example of organic modernism. Designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958, its curvaceous form and swiveling base create a cozy and intimate space within any room. It looks like a beautiful sculpture in any interior evoking the sixties nostalgia.
The Chair One designed by Konstantin Grčić, an industrial designer of German and Serbian origin is constructed just like a football with several flat planes assembled at angles to each other, creating the three-dimensional form. The iconic 2004 Chair One is comfortable to sit on, despite its oddly shaped form.
Tom Dixon Wingback Chair is a 21st-century version of the traditional 17th-century Wingback. It was developed for Shoreditch House Members Club. Its expressive sweeping curves allow interior designers to specify Wingback in the center of spaces as a sculptural intervention rather than merely a piece of seating.
Crafted by Marcel Breuer in 1925-1926, the Wassily Chair is one of the first chairs to use tubular steel in its construction. Just like the Cesca chair, it is inspired by the principles of the Bauhaus. The minimalist frame and leather upholstery provide an industrial charm with pure functionality.
The Panton Chair, designed by Verner Panton, is a true icon of an era. Its organic, avant-garde design molded from a single piece of plastic revolutionized the furniture industry. Made in 1960 it continues to inspire contemporary industrial and interior designers.
The Ghost Chair is a modern take on the classic Louis XVI armchair. Created by Philippe Starck in 2002 and made from transparent polycarbonate, this chair combines traditional elegance with a contemporary twist. The transparent design creates an illusion of space, making it a perfect piece for eclectic interiors.
Come Stai? chair by Gaetano Pesce and Matthieu Blazy is made for Bottega Veneta Summer 23 show set. Rach resin-dipped cotton canvas chair is alike in material but singular in colour and form, at times featuring hand drawings. Come Stai? is 400 unique achievements of design among two creative minds celebrating variation and diversity.