Over the last several decades, modern chair design has graced many interiors and have featured prominently in residential and commercial establishments. But will these classic designs ever go out of style? They were conceived by some of the most celebrated designers and heralded for their innovation and timelessness. Likely, you will not see them replaced any time soon.
You may have had your eye one of these modern chairs for some time, but find yourself struggling to decide which space it will fit best. This article will briefly discuss how to apply these chairs in a variety of settings.
Eames Lounge Chair
Perhaps one of the most famous chairs representing the mid-century design revolution, the Eames lounge chair is sleek and quite masculine with its plywood and leather construction. It looks best when paired with minimalist interiors along with an accompanying ottoman. There are good quality replicas available today, but you can buy a licensed designer chair for around $4000.
The Egg Chair by Arne Jacobson
This chair is another mid-century modern classic. It features a unique shape which made it a striking piece loved by many. It was initially designed for the Radisson Blu Hotel in Germany, but quickly became well-known and now used as an accent piece in many homes. This chair has a curved back and bottom, which makes it a perfect choice if the room has high ceilings. Spaces where this chair would look best include a loft, a home office, or a library.
The Tulip Chair
The designer Eero Saarinen made history when he conceived this one-legged piece featuring curved lines and minimalist appeal. It makes a striking addition to a modern dining room with simple furnishings and subtle accents.
The Florence Chair
This design came out in 1954 and is easily identified because of the boxy appearance and clean lines. It quickly became a modern classic because of its versatility. The best way to use this chair is in a room where there are pieces with organic shapes to contrast the hard edges.
The Ball Chair by Eerio Aarnio
The ball chair is perhaps ubiquitously associated with retro interior design. The futuristic design is quite unconventional and ahead of its time. Although primarily geared to cater towards industrial clients, nowadays homeowners have also added this chair as an interior accent. It pairs best with an open room layout and creates a playful atmosphere.
The Eiffel Base Shell Chair by Eames
The base of this chair reflects the Eiffel tower, and the curves of the seat resemble that of a turtle’s shell. The design is simple, which makes it timeless and highly adaptable in today’s transitional interiors. Nowadays, it is used primarily as a side chair, or as a dining chair in modern minimalist homes.
Bibendum Chair by Eileen Gray
The one-of-a-kind design of this chair features tubular arms and plush seating. It tends to look oversized, but the curved shape gives it a playful appearance which will contrast well with other design elements such as wood, metal, or stone.
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