A beautifully designed chair can transform and bring an essence of sculpture to a space. We have always been inspired by designers who perfectly balance form and function, as well as creating pieces that give meaning and enrich our homes. We've recently introduced some iconic originals in the studio and thought we would share our top 10 chairs of all time.
The Kangaroo Chair
Designed by Swiss Architect Pierre Jeanneret to fill the government offices of Chandigarh, India in the 1950's — it has become one of the most sought after mid-century modern design pieces in the world.
Designed by Sigurd Ressell for a furniture competition in 1970, the Falcon chair has become another icon of Norwegian mid-century modern design, known for it’s unquestionable comfort.
Designed by Mario Bellini in the 1970's, this design was derived from a shopping bag filled with formless material. The result of Mario’s creative genius is the much celebrated 'Le Bambole' chair.
Designed by Tobia and Afra Scarpa for Cassina in the 1970's, these two architects and designers have created the finest example of Italian Modernism.
P3 Lounge Chair
Born in Lima Peru to an Italian family, designer Tito Agnoli originally trained as a painter before going on to study architecture and working as a designer. His P3 lounge chair is one of our favourites for it’s simplistic lines and of course the use of woven wicker.
Groovy (F598) Chair
Designed by Pierre Paulin in 1973 for Artifort, the groovy chair is the ultimate sculptural piece. This, upholstered in a white Italian wool boucle, is one of our all time favourite pieces to enter the studio.
De Sede DS-600
A collaborative effort, the De Sede DS-600 was designed in the 70's by Ueli Berger, Eleonore Peduzzi-Riva, Heinz Ulrich and Klaus Vogt. It was nicknamed the "non-stop sofa" for the fact that it can be joined together to create endless configurations.
Etcetera Lounge Chair
Designed by Jan Ekselius in 1970, the Etcetera chair is often chosen to represent the distinctive design of the 70s. With its unmistakable design and incredible comfort it is a true design icon, again in production through a unique collaboration between Artilleriet and Ekselius.
637 Utrecht Armchair
Created by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld and produced exclusively by Cassina since 1988, the 637 Utrecht Armchair was originally conceived in 1937 for the Metz&co store and has remained a key piece in furniture design ever since.
Percival Lafer Sofa
Percival Lafer began making furniture in the early 1960s. He had the true modernist view, and wanted to create well-made and affordable design. His work is characterized by a modern and contemporary design with the addition of local woods from Brazil.