Conversation Piece: 10 Statement Chairs

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June 19, 2013
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. Read Full Article
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  KELLY CHAIRMake 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.

    KELLY CHAIR

    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.

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  NÁUTICA HANGING CHAIRThe Náutica hanging chair by Mut Design for 
Expormim is sure to strike up a conversation among guests—some of which may include pushing each other in it like a swing.

    NÁUTICA HANGING CHAIR

    The Náutica hanging chair by Mut Design for 
Expormim is sure to strike up a conversation among guests—some of which may include pushing each other in it like a swing.

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  FIFTY CHAIRThe 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.

    FIFTY CHAIR

    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.

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  SUPERNATURAL CHAIRDesigned by Ross Lovegrove in 2005 the Polyamide shell with fiberglass reinforcement resembles something from outer space and will certainly add interest to any room.

    SUPERNATURAL CHAIR

    Designed by Ross Lovegrove in 2005 the Polyamide shell with fiberglass reinforcement resembles something from outer space and will certainly add interest to any room.

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  NANANU LOW CHAIRA trio of untreated woods—ash, hoop pine, and plywood—were used for this occasional chair by designer David Trubridge. It's truly a piece of sculptural art to be admired.

    NANANU LOW CHAIR

    A trio of untreated woods—ash, hoop pine, and plywood—were used for this occasional chair by designer David Trubridge. It's truly a piece of sculptural art to be admired.

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  TAKE A LINE FOR A WALKThe unusual name for this chair by designer Alfredo Häberli comes from artist Paul Klee’s description of drawing. It's thrown-like design and rich hue make this a great statement piece for any home.

    TAKE A LINE FOR A WALK

    The unusual name for this chair by designer Alfredo Häberli comes from artist Paul Klee’s description of drawing. It's thrown-like design and rich hue make this a great statement piece for any home.

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  SPUN CHAIRJust looking at this picture of Spun does not do the chair—which is absolutely, positively interactive—justice. It's a pretty remarkable feat of engineering that looks like a heck of a lot of fun.

    SPUN CHAIR

    Just looking at this picture of Spun does not do the chair—which is absolutely, positively interactive—justice. It's a pretty remarkable feat of engineering that looks like a heck of a lot of fun.

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  VALDEMAR CHAIRIt'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.

    VALDEMAR CHAIR

    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.

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  ANTLER ARMCHAIRHow 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.

    ANTLER ARMCHAIR

    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.

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  TROPICALIA COCOONWhen 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.

    TROPICALIA COCOON

    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.

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