Thinking about bringing home an iconic and timeless piece of decor? Obviously, functionality and form are two equally important aspects that define your choice. Nothing brings both of these together like a cozy chair that you can snuggle in as winter draws close. Chairs are a great way of adding a bit of textural, geometric and visual contrast to the room. And if you ever need to alter the design scheme of your living space or the bedroom, simply move one around to create a different visual effect.
by HMH Architecture + Interiors
While there are several stylish seating options around, nothing matches the aura and the sophistication offered by the fabulous five on showcase here. Crafted by names like Jens Risom, Philippe Starck and Norman Cherner, these mid-century modern pieces transcend time and design styles.
by Sheri Olson Architecture
by Portico Design Group
by Lucy McLintic
Curvaceous Wiggle Chair
Accent chairs are all about adding that hint of difference to the room that ensures there is no monotony. Few chairs around seem to usher in that contrasting vibe like the curvy and ultra-cool Wiggle Chair. Designed by Frank Gehry way back in 1972, this chair looks stunning in any contemporary space. With clean and well defined lines becoming the current trend, all those curves instantly grab your attention by standing out from the pack.
by FJ Interior Design
Gehry was famous for experimenting with various materials and crafted from ‘corrugated cardboard’, it even lends great textural variation. Priced around $1000, it is well worth all that dough and makes for a great occasional chair!
by Jody Brettkelly
by Pepe Calderin Design
by Webber + Studio Architects
by Ehrlich Architects
Leather Clad Paulistano
Take a look around your room and how many plush leather-clad surfaces do you see? Accent chairs are not about color or geometry alone. Adding another texture also creates an instant focal point and leather does evoke images of luxury and opulence. Crafted by architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha in 1957, the elegant Paulistano Chair ($1550) has stoic and stylish appeal about it. Made using carbon steel and a leather sling, its simple and uncomplicated design makes it an ideal choice for the semi-minimalist home.
by Laura U
by PLACE, hl johnston architect
Combine a couple of these with a sectional sofa or a large couch and an armchair and you can create an exclusive and trendy living room with ease. If leather does not do it for you, then you can opt for an improvised cotton canvas version of the chair.
by Shirley Meisels
by Design Within Reach
by Florense USA
by DeForest Architects
by Travis Price Architects
Minimal Cherner Chair
With all the concrete and glass around, wooden decor additions always offer a refreshing change. Combining contemporary minimal design with flowing organic goodness, the Cherner Chair ($729) is an incredibly popular mid-century modern design. The hour-glass design of the chair and the variety of finishes that it offers makes it a universally loved furnishing. There are several different variations of the chair and you can even get gorgeous Cherner kitchen bar stools with seat pads.
by Rich Mathers Construction
by Beth Dotolo
by Rachel Reider Interiors
by Stacie Velten
by Dufner Heighes
by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design
Divine Fabrics of Kartell Mademoiselle
Looking to add a bit of color to your life? The Kartell Mademoiselle Chair designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell is a perfect choice. Unlike the other chairs here, it is not a mid-century modern creation, but the lovely upholstered fabric and the transparent legs definitely take you back in time. Despite its modern lineage the design style of the Mademoiselle ($950) somehow reminds you of the long gone, golden-era of Hollywood! You can choose any fabric to upholster the chair and even opt for solid black legs if acrylic is not your style.
by SVOYA studio
by Becki Peckham
by Tara Seawright
by valerie pasquiou interiors + design
by Jennifer Welch Designs
Ingenious Jens Risom Chair
They say that necessity is the mother of invention and in case of the Jens Risom Chair that is spot on. World War II saw a shortage of furniture material and this is when an inventive Jens Risom decided to use birch wood and surplus parachute straps to create the beautiful Risom Lounge Chair ($805). Modern versions of the chair use cotton instead of those parachute straps, but the story behind the chair should make it an instant hit next time you have guests over. Available in an array of colors, the chair sports a polished look even while adding a hint of playfulness to the room.
by McKinney York Architects
by Steinbomer, Bramwell & Vrazel Architects
Furniture is not sculpture, nor is a particular design created only for visual appearance. Furniture should clearly satisfy all requirements – It should be used, enjoyed and respected.
by SHKS Architects
by Stern McCafferty
by Whitten Architects