Take a Seat: 10 High-Design Chairs
From a bright-hued chair to a vintage styled perforated number, take a peep at ten of our favorite seating choices with design in mind.
Fifty chair by Dögg & Arnved for Ligne Roset, $1,435 (chair), $525 (footstool) Inspired by Hans Wegner’s Flag Halyard chair from 1950, this pair of Danish designers created this outdoor set by weaving 1,148 feet of rope around a black steel frame with an upright back.
With its powder-coated frame, bright hue, and no-frills minimalist feel, the Feast in the House of Simon Chair designed by Mark Moskovitz is firmly planted in the present day. It might surprise you to learn, though, that it traces its roots to a 15th century oil-on-wood painting by Dutch artist Dieric Bouts.
CB2 is a mainstay in terms of chic and affordable furnishings. It might surprise you to learn that many of their pieces are environmentally minded, like this club chair. Beneath its pale blue upholstery, you'll find a soy-based polyfoam and fiber filling, and a sustainably harvested hardwood frame.
Influenced by the work of American painter Ellsworth Kelly, the Kelly chair references bright colors and irregular shapes seen in the artist’s abstract sculptures.