In this Conversation Piece series, we take a look at 10 statement chairs that are sure to turn heads and get tongues wagging. Click through for some inspiration for bringing something bold, funky, or just downright interesting into your interior design. See more in this series with 7 Statement Sofas and 8 Statement Side Tables.
Make a bold color statement with the Kelly Chair. 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.
The Fifty chair by Dögg & Arnved for Ligne Roset, inspired by Hans Wegner’s Flag Halyard chair from 1950, was created by weaving 1,148 feet of rope around a black steel frame with an upright back. It's formidable design is sure to turn heads.
It's not everyday you see a chair with wings but settling in to the Valdemar chair by designers Martin Kechayas and Christian Norgaard is like retreating into your own private space. The oversized arms act as mini-room-dividers that make it a breeze to get comfy and rest your head and shoulders to either side, while the near-seamless upholstery covers the entire frame—legs included—which gives the piece an easy-on-the-eyes uniformity.
How often can you say you've sat in an antler armchair? Designer Nendo's playful rustic-goes-modern armchair is a collaboration with venerable Italian brand Cappelini. Its rounded antlers of olive ash and a taut seat of wool felt and leather would suit a mountain cabin or urban loft.
When these conceptual cocoons by designer Patricia Urquiola appeared at the Milan Furniture Fair, they seemed like Toltec-scaled artifacts hauled back from an exploratory voyage deep into the uncharted head-waters of Urquiola’s creative flow—elegantly minimal geodesic forms wrapped in an explosion of color, pattern, and texture. Years later, the remote tropical jungle outpost of Urquiola’s ingenuity remains unscathed.