Iconic chairs is the theme for today! Made of supple leather, chromium steel, or luxe velvet, these iconic chairs have curves in all the right places and illustrate that when form meets function, beautiful things happen. A good statement chair is not a steal, but rather it is an investment that will last a lifetime and will never go out of style.
Ro Chair, Fritz Hansen
The perfect wingback chair for modern design lovers, the Ro Chair, or ‘tranquillity’ chair in Danish, was created by Spanish designer Jaime Hayón in 2013 for the Danish furniture company, Republic of Fritz Hansen.
Clam Chair, Philip Arctander
With the growing popularity of shearling, Clam chairs are always popping up in home décor, but this iconic chair design dates back to 1940s Denmark. A lot of mystery surrounds this chair, as it was initially attributed to two other designers — Viggo Boesen and Martin Olsen — but it was later discovered to be the work of Philip Arctander.
Butterly Chair, OX Denmarq
Designed in 1938 in Buenos Aires by architects Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan, and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, the Butterfly Chair is the ultimate icon for boho design lovers due to its sumptuous leather-and-iron simplicity. The three Le Corbusier studio alums created a design so pervasive that today, many are hard-pressed to cite its South American origins.
Womb Chair, Eero Saarinen
One of the most iconic chairs in Midcentury design, the Womb Chair was born in 1948, when American designer Florence Knoll challenged her good friend Eero Saarinen to design ‘a chair that was like a basket full of pillows—something she could really curl up in.’
Lounge Chair, Eames
The 1956 Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman need no introduction. Perhaps the most iconic furniture design of the 20th Century—and representing the ultimate in masculine comfort—the set was developed using a proprietary moulded-plywood technology developed in the 1940s by the American-designer sweethearts, Charles and Ray Eames.
Beetle Lounge Chair, GamFratesi
GamFratesi Studio—a cooperative established in 2006 by Danish architect Stine Gam and Italian architect Enrico Fratesi— created the Beetle Lounge Chair for husband-and-wife duo Gubi and Lisbeth Larson. It’s an upholstered, contemporary chair reminiscent of a sleek beetle, and is based on GamFratesi’s ‘fascination [with] how the external shell supports and protects the creature’s body.’
Egg Chair, Arne Jacobsen
Initially commissioned for the lobby and reception areas inside Copenhagen’s Royal Hotel in 1958, Arne Jacobsen’s iconic Egg Chair has remained a steadfast classic and continues to be a must-have for design mavens. Jacobsen’s innovative, never-before-seen foam inner shell was revolutionary for its time.
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