Design chairs

How to choose this product

The very word "design" evokes the chair, one of the most common pieces of furniture, and present in almost every kind of room. Certain models have marked the history of furniture development and remain popular today. These include chairs by Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvar Alto, Charles Eames and other names from the Modernist movement. Their works are still regarded as masterpieces.

Applications

Certain pieces are suitable for use with any dining table, and work well with modern and traditional furniture. Mies Van de Rohe's Mr. Chair is a good example. The Panton Chair, described by some as sculpture rather than furniture, is one of the most widely copied models.

Others, like Eero Saarinen's Tulip Chair, are best used in contemporary settings, while chairs by Livia di Gio Ponto or Thonet fit well in traditional dining rooms. The number of models and combinations is endless.

Technologies

Design chairs are made from a wide variety of materials from the highly traditional wood, metal and leather to original and innovative constituents.

How to choose

These chairs are certainly more expensive than others on the market. The selection must be made with care to be sure it will work well with the other furniture and the overall style of the room where it will be placed.

Advantages

- Aesthetics

Disadvantages

- Expensive

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3 products B&B Italia
B&B Italia MINI PAPILIO
Original by Naoto Fukasawa MINI PAPILIO B&B Italia

MINIATURISED IT BECOMES MORE PLAYFUL THAN THE PREVIOUS...

B&B Italia GRANDE PAPILIO
Contemporary armchair with footstool by Naoto Fukasawa GRANDE PAPILIO B&B Italia

GRANDE PAPILIO CAN ALSO BE IN A NEW ATTIRE MADE OF NATURAL FIBRE IN WHICH THE VALUES OF DESIGN MEET EXPERT CRAFTSMANSHIP. MADE...

B&B Italia CRINOLINE
Original design garden armchair by Patricia Urquiola CRINOLINE B&B Italia

WITH THE CRINOLINE SERIES PATRICIA URQUIOLA’S STUDY ON 3D TEXTURE REACHES FORMAL, SOFT AND SINUOUS RESULTS...

15 products Knoll
new Knoll WASHINGTON SKELETON™ ALUMINUM SIDE CHAIR by David Adjaye
Original design metal chair WASHINGTON SKELETON™ ALUMINUM SIDE CHAIR by David Adjaye Knoll

CONSTRUCTION AND DETAILS Suitable for outdoor useAvailable with outdoor powder coat paint or copper platingCopper plating will...

new Knoll WASHINGTON SKIN™ by David Adjaye
Original WASHINGTON SKIN™ by David Adjaye Knoll

CONSTRUCTION AND DETAILS Suitable for outdoor useAvailable in seven UV-stable colorsInjection-molded, glass-reinforced nylonShell and legs are cast in three parts and...

Knoll BRNO CHAIR - FLAT BAR
Contemporary sled-base chair by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe (Bauhaus design) BRNO CHAIR - FLAT BAR Knoll

CONSTRUCTION AND DETAILS Available in a wide range of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck® leathersAvailable with or without arm padsNo visible connections between seat and frameSeat has an inner...

Knoll BRNO CHAIR - TUBULAR
Contemporary sled-base chair by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe (Bauhaus design) BRNO CHAIR - TUBULAR Knoll

CONSTRUCTION AND DETAILS Available in a wide range of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck® leathersThin-seat version, modeled after the original 1929 specifications, is availableFrame available in chrome...

Knoll CESCA CHAIR
Contemporary sled-base chair by Marcel Breuer (Bauhaus design) CESCA CHAIR Knoll

CONSTRUCTION AND DETAILS Available with or without armsFully upholstered seat, back and arms available in a range of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck® leathersFully upholstered chairs feature urethane...

Knoll FOUR SEASONS BARSTOOL
Contemporary bar stool by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe (Bauhaus design) FOUR SEASONS BARSTOOL Knoll

CONSTRUCTION AND DETAILS Available in a range of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck® leathersSeat upholstered over a foam cushion...

28 products Cappellini
new Cappellini TREZ by Zanini de Zanine
Original design metal chair TREZ by Zanini de Zanine Cappellini

From the "Cappellini NEXT 2012" talent scouting project in the five continents to a completed project for the 2013 collection, the Trez chair is a strong graphic design inspired...

Cappellini STITCH by Adam Goodrum
Original design folding chair STITCH by Adam Goodrum Cappellini

Folding chair completely manufactured with aluminium plate, available polish lacquered in white, blue, yellow, grey,...

Cappellini STITCH by Adam Goodrum
Original design bar chair STITCH by Adam Goodrum Cappellini

Folding stool completely manufactured with aluminium plate, available polish lacquered in white, blue, yellow,...

Cappellini PYLON CHAIR
Original by Tom Dixon PYLON CHAIR Cappellini

Small armchair in steel wire,...

video Cappellini ALODIA by Todd Bracher
Contemporary bar stool (minimalist design) ALODIA by Todd Bracher Cappellini

Stackable stool created in metal tube and steel sheet,...

19 products MOROSO
MOROSO SHADOWY by Tord Boontje
Original SHADOWY by Tord Boontje MOROSO

Structure Structure in varnished steel with coloured patterns obtained from the manual weaving of different strands of polyethylene. Glides in rubber. Available colours and drawings are shown...

MOROSO MEMORY by Tokujin Yoshioka
Original MEMORY by Tokujin Yoshioka MOROSO

Structure MOON: the small armchairs are in rotationally moulded, integrally coloured and 100% recyclable polyethylene. The versions are: integrally coloured, high gloss lacquered, lacquered metal. Codes...

MOROSO MOON by Tokujin Yoshioka
Original MOON by Tokujin Yoshioka MOROSO

Structure MOON: the small armchairs are in rotationally moulded, integrally coloured and 100% recyclable polyethylene. The versions are: integrally coloured, high gloss lacquered, lacquered metal. Codes...

MOROSO NANOOK by Philippe Bestenheider
Original NANOOK by Philippe Bestenheider MOROSO

“The Nanook collection is composed of a chair, an armchair and a low table. It reflects a study of the passage from two to three dimensions based on observing the tanning of a quadruped’s hide. The chair’s...

MOROSO THREE SKIN
Original by Ron Arad THREE SKIN MOROSO

For Moroso, Ron Arad has trod a strongly materials-oriented path, from polyethylene upholstery to...

MOROSO TORD BOONTJE COLLECTION by Tord Boontje
Original TORD BOONTJE COLLECTION by Tord Boontje MOROSO

Boontje represents the consecration of the image-making reality of enchanted fantasy, which sees the industrialisation of the prototypes presented with such enormous success to the press and the public...

1 products KIMBALL Office
KIMBALL Office FIT
Original FIT KIMBALL Office

Invite collaboration and conversation to any space with Fit seating. From community spaces to lobbies, from lounges to study...

6 products MDF Italia
MDF Italia SIGN by P. Cazzaniga
Original SIGN by P. Cazzaniga MDF Italia

Chair in gloss lacquered polyamide in white, red, yellow and...

MDF Italia LOFTY by P. Cazzaniga
Original LOFTY by P. Cazzaniga MDF Italia

From polished AISI304 stainless steel or with self-supporting structure in baydur...

MDF Italia LOFTY by P. Cazzaniga
Original design lounge chair LOFTY by P. Cazzaniga MDF Italia

Armchair and chaise-longue. From polished AISI304 stainless steel or with self-supporting structure in baydur and polyurethane,...

MDF Italia LOFTY by P. Cazzaniga
Original design fireside chair LOFTY by P. Cazzaniga MDF Italia

Armchair and chaise-longue. From polished AISI304 stainless steel or with self-supporting structure in baydur and polyurethane,...

MDF Italia SIGN by P. Cazzaniga
Original design lounge chair SIGN by P. Cazzaniga MDF Italia

Armchair and chaise longue in polyamide lacquered in gloss white, red, yellow and black....

MDF Italia SIGN by P.Cazzaniga
Original design fireside chair SIGN by P.Cazzaniga MDF Italia

Armchair and chaise longue in polyamide lacquered in gloss white, red, yellow and black....

3 products Bernini
1 products Okamura
Okamura ZART
Original design sled-base chair ZART Okamura

The Zart chair features a unique design that is simple...

8 products MAGIS
MAGIS BOMBO by Stefano Giovannoni
Original design swivel chair BOMBO by Stefano Giovannoni MAGIS

Swivel chair. Year of production: 1999. Adjustable in height...

MAGIS PASO DOBLE by Stefano Giovannoni
Contemporary lounge chair (minimalist design) PASO DOBLE by Stefano Giovannoni MAGIS

Stacking chaise longue. Year of production: 2009. Material: frame...

MAGIS VOIDO
Original design polyethylene fireside chair by Ron Arad VOIDO MAGIS

Rocking chair. Year of production: 2006. Material:...

MAGIS BOMBO by Stefano Giovannoni
Contemporary adjustable bar stool (pop design) BOMBO by Stefano Giovannoni MAGIS

Swivel bar stool. Year of production: 1997. Adjustable in height with gas...

3 products Blå Station
Blå Station INNOVATION C by Fredrik Mattson
Original design swivel chair INNOVATION C by Fredrik Mattson Blå Station

Innovation C is a multi-function swivel seat. In Innovation C you can sit as you choose, there is no back and no front, the backrest can also be used as a table. Place your lap-top on the add-on table...

Blå Station FELLOW by Fredrik Mattson
Original design armchair FELLOW by Fredrik Mattson Blå Station

Fellow is a personal piece of furniture that can be formed and shaped individually, changing appearance and characteristics accordingly. Create your own Fellow by selecting different fabrics or leather...

Blå Station SPOOK by Iskos-Berlin
Original design armchair SPOOK by Iskos-Berlin Blå Station

Spook armchair, made exclusively out of form felt, is at home...

10 products Nienkamper
Nienkamper SPIRIT HOUSE by Daniel Libeskind
Original design metal chair SPIRIT HOUSE by Daniel Libeskind Nienkamper

The creation of the Spirit House Chair was influenced by its surroundings. In this case, the new Michael Lee-Chin Crystal’s exterior and the interlocking, self-supporting structures,...

Nienkamper PLEAT by four o nine
Contemporary minimalist design PLEAT by four o nine Nienkamper

The Dining Chair is a dramatically cantilevered chair supported by a structural fold. Inspired by pleating techniques in fashion design,...

Nienkamper ARDA®
Original design fireside chair ARDA® Nienkamper

The ARDA® chair presents a charming contemporary look with comfort. This chair offers a space-efficient design that retains a small footprint and is effortless to reposition. The beautiful finished...

Nienkamper HAB™ by Brigitte Shim & Howard Sutcliffe
Original design wood armchair HAB™ by Brigitte Shim & Howard Sutcliffe Nienkamper

The HAB™ Chair is perfect for large public spaces, as it commands a presence and is a beautiful...

Nienkamper PYRAMID
Original design armchair by Karim Rashid PYRAMID Nienkamper

Karim Rashid´s newest lounge chair for Nienkämper, borrows a monumental form from ancient Egypt and stands it on its head. What´s the point? According to Rashid, the visionary designer...

Nienkamper PLEAT by four o nine
Contemporary fireside chair (minimalist design) PLEAT by four o nine Nienkamper

The Lounge Chair is a dramatically cantilevered chair supported by a structural fold. Inspired by pleating techniques...

8 products CLASSICON
CLASSICON MARS
Original by Konstantin Grcic MARS CLASSICON

Mars Konstantin Grcic 2003 Chair with a shell in synthetic resin. Cover in fabric or leather. If you are looking for a chair which is like no other chair,...

CLASSICON VENUS
Original by Konstantin Grcic VENUS CLASSICON

As far as Konstantin Grcic was concerned, the thought of designing the 1001st tame chair version with four legs was just too boring. Instead he created from the intelligent...

CLASSICON AIXIA
Contemporary chair by Eileen Gray (Bauhaus design) AIXIA CLASSICON

Aixia was one of Eileen Gray’s personal favourites. She used this chair in all of her apartments, sometimes in the dining room, sometimes at a desk. Even in 1929, when...

CLASSICON NO. 1
Contemporary bar stool by Eileen Gray (Bauhaus design) NO. 1 CLASSICON

Eileen Gray designed bar stools in several variations. The Bar Stool No. 1 is the simplest and most handsome of them all. It initially found itself, along with the...

CLASSICON NO. 2
Contemporary bar stool by Eileen Gray (Bauhaus design) NO. 2 CLASSICON

Eileen Gray created not only classical seats such as sofas or chairs, but also a series of three unconventional bar stools. Version no. 2, originally designed for the house E...

CLASSICON CHAOS
Original design fireside chair by Konstantin Grcic CHAOS CLASSICON

When a highly individual minimalist like Konstantin Grcic designs his first upholstered furniture, the result is bound to be extraordinary. With his chair, Chaos, he has stretched the boundaries...

7 products DRIADE
DRIADE MT
Original by Ron Arad MT DRIADE

MT", or the initials that calls these pieces designed by Ron Arad, are pronounced in English as "empty" meaning...

DRIADE SABRINA
Original design armchair by Alessandro Mendini SABRINA DRIADE

In 1981 Alessandro Mendini, reissued, in a totally unexpected way, the forgotten and “bourgeois” type...

DRIADE NEMO
Original design armchair by Fabio Novembre NEMO DRIADE

Fabio Novembre uses furniture design to tell intense and fascinating stories in which the protagonist is often the human...

DRIADE PLIÉ by Ludovica & Roberto Palomba
Original design armchair PLIÉ by Ludovica & Roberto Palomba DRIADE

An outdoor sofa but designed for the old aged and very noble art of conversation. In this sofa everyone can find his ideal depth...

DRIADE MT
Original design rocking armchair by Ron Arad MT DRIADE

MT", or the initials that calls these pieces designed by Ron Arad, are pronounced in English as "empty" meaning...

DRIADE CLOVER
Contemporary chair by Ron Arad (design pop) CLOVER DRIADE

Can armchairs become flowers? Flowers of an unknown...

6 products STAR srl
Christopher Guy Europe 60-0072
Original 60-0072 Christopher Guy Europe

The extravagant classicism of a dramatic tall back...

Christopher Guy Europe 60-0222
Original 60-0222 Christopher Guy Europe

This masterly upholstered torch-back...

Christopher Guy Europe 60-0330
Original design fireside chair 60-0330 Christopher Guy Europe

Inspired by Asian Cormandel carvings, this contemporary...

5 products CINNA
7 products KÄLLEMO
5 products DPC
22 products ICI ET LA
ICI ET LA SKINNY BACK
Original SKINNY BACK ICI ET LA

SKINNY BACK Sculpture Chair with flexible back...

ICI ET LA INVADER
Original INVADER ICI ET LA

INVADER Chair Materials: mirror...

ICI ET LA INVADER GRAF
Original INVADER GRAF ICI ET LA

INVADER graf Chair Materials: mirror polished...

ICI ET LA EASY ONE CLASSIC
Original design armchair EASY ONE CLASSIC ICI ET LA

EASY ONE Easy chair Materials: stainless steel - aged...

ICI ET LA EASY ONE ST-MORITZ
Original design armchair EASY ONE ST-MORITZ ICI ET LA

EASY-ONE ST-MORITZ armchair - hand made - special...

ICI ET LA EASY ONE BLACK
Original design armchair EASY ONE BLACK ICI ET LA

EASY ONE Easy chair Materials: black or mild steel...

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