Design

16 Chairs You Would Love to Sit On

Since the twentieth century, chairs have been changing with every twist of fashion producing beautiful furniture items. However, with new technologies emerging, improvements in ergonomics and the necessity to reuse materials, chair design has changed its aim of being “beautiful” to its intention to be “useful”. Not only do modern chairs work on comfort and physical appearance but also on sustainability.
With all this, who wouldn’t want to try these amazing chair designs? My favourite – the last one. Which one is yours?


 

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1. 
Acapulco Chair
Designer:
Carlos Ocho (reinterpretation of the anonymous 1950’s Acapulco Chair)
Year:
2013


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2. 
United Colors of Benetton Chair
Designer:
Luis Pereira Miguel
Year:
2013


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3.
Millipede Chair
Designer:
Michael Samoriz
Year: 2011


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4.
Loop Chair for Casamania
Designer: Sophie De Vocht
Year: 2011


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5.
Lost in Sofa
Designer: Daisuke Motogui Architecture
Year: 2010


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6.
Z Chair

Designer: Zaha Hadid
Year: 2011


Virginia_Duran_Blog_Cork-Chair_Gabriel Wiese

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7.
Cork Chair
Designer: Gabriel Wiese
Year: 2009


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8.
Lathe Chair
Designer: Sebastian Brajkovic
Year: 2009


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9.
Puzzle-like Inception Chair
Designer: Vivian Chiu
Year: 2011


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10.
Cabbage Chair
Designer: Nendo
Year: 2008


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11.
Hug Chair
Designer: Ilian Milinov
Year: 2011


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12.
Tube Chair
Designer: Tom Price
Year: 2011


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13.
Clutch Chair

Designer: Scott Jarvie
Year: 2008


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14.
Tambour Chair
Designer: Brian Sanderson
Year: 2003


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15.
Light Up Chair /Anglerfish Chair
Designer: Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia
Year: 2012


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16.
SheetSeat Folding Chair
Designer: Ufuk Keskin and Efecem Kutuk
Year: 2009


 

28 thoughts on “16 Chairs You Would Love to Sit On

  1. They’re all so beautiful in their own way. While I don’t love the look of it (although I prefer it from close up), I love the idea behind the Lost in Sofa; very whimsical! Fun post!

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  2. One of the problems with this modern world, and teaching such things as design in college, is that thee are more and more people who want to add something to this world before they die. And each person who wants to leave his mark, has to change something… for that matter, each person who wants to get a PhD has to find some new original topic to write one. What happens, is that we get a disproportionate amount of ridiculous work. When it comes to chairs, before people thought about their looking good, they used to think about how comfortable they would be for the person sitting. I like straight backed simple chairs. But I’m sure there’re a lot of people who will rush to grab these versions.

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    • What you say makes sense but I don’t think these particular designs are only created as beautiful or comfortable items. Many of them are aesthetical and functional experiments (like the Cabbage Chair) that not only do they intend to be comfortable but also try to reuse materials (making them sustainable designs). We should be open to innovation!

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