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Influential Chair Designs!

Take a look at some of the most influential chairs created by top notch designers:

The Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen. 1958.
This chair was designed for Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. It is manufactured by Danish furniture manufacturer Republic of Fritz Hansen.

The Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen. 1946.
This chair is the outcome of Florence Knoll’s challenge to Saarinen to create a chair that she could curl up in. The Womb Chair’s enveloping, lap-like form continues to be one of the most iconic and recognized representations of mid-century Scandinavian organic modernism.

The LCW Chair by Charles and Ray Eames. 1945.
The Eames LCW (Lounge Chair Wood) is an icon of modern furniture design. Robust and comfortable, these chairs were designed for the expanding population of young families after World War II who needed light, compact, yet inexpensive furniture.

The Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer. 1926.
This chiar is also known as the Model B3 chair. Despite popular belief, the chair was not designed for painter Wassily Kandinsky, who was concurrently on the Bauhaus faculty. However, Kandinsky had admired the completed design, and Breuer fabricated a duplicate for Kandinsky’s personal quarters. The chair became known as “Wassily” decades later.


The Cone Chair by Verner Panton. 1958.
The Cone Chair is based on the classic geometric figure and is mounted on a stainless steel swivel base in such a way that it pivots

The Cone-Heart Chair by Verner Panton. 1959.
This chair was designed one year after the Cone Chair

The Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen. 1956.
The design was originally for the Knoll company who wanted a chair with smooth lines and a modern feel.

The Zig-Zag Chair by Gerrit Rietveld. 1934.
The Zig Zag chair’s visual simplicity belies a relatively complex construction. The design is an expression of the “De Stijl” movement and is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

The Swan Chair by Arne Jacobsen. 1958.
The Swan Chair, along with the Egg chair, was also designed for Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen.

The S Chair by Verner Panton. 1960.
Made from a single piece of cantilevered plastic with no back legs, it was the first of its kind. Once it had been put into production, the chair was very well received and became very popular. It’s still very popular today, partly because of its organic shape and also because of its great history

The Florence Chair by Florence Knoll.
The distinctive features of Florence Knoll’s furniture designs were the sleek silhouettes and geometries.

The Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia. 1952.
Made with welded steel rods , the diamond chair featured innovative form in wire construction. . In Bertoia’s own words, “If you look at these chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture. Space passes right through them.”

The Coconut Chair by Herman Miller Nelson. 1955.
This chair became an instant classic. With its surprising shape, it is recognizable instantly. Without the conventional restrictions of a normal chair, this is designed to allow you to sit any way you choose.

The Bubble Chair by Eero Aarino. 1968.
It is considered an industrial design classic and advanced the usage of plastics in furniture design.

The Barcelona chair by Mies van der Rhoe. 1929.
was exclusively designed for the German Pavilion, that country’s entry for the International Exposition of 1929.

The Ball Chair by Eero Aarino. 1963.
The Ball Chair is also known as the globe chair and is famous for its unconventional shape

The 3107 Series Chair by Arne Jacobsen. 1955.
Used a new technique in which plywood could be bent in two dimensions. Over 5 million units have been produced exclusively by Fritz Hansen ever since its invention

The Wriggle Side Chair by Frank O. Gehry. 1972.
the Wiggle is composed of sixty layers of cardboard bonded and screwed together.


The Peacock Chair by Dror Bershetrit. 2009
The Peacock Chair is created out of three single sheets of felt and a minimal metal frame. Dror is constantly challenging the construction of objects, questioning traditional systems and simplifying movements and mechanisms.

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One comment on “Influential Chair Designs!

  1. Larry Queen
    April 2, 2013

    Zig-Zag over Red and Blue!

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