Take a Seat: 8 Dashing Modern Chairs
The machine-made sleekness of the chair's polycarbonate seat is tempered by the organic feel of its wooden legs. We also like the smoked gray version in addition to the amber shown here.
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.
- There are lots of handsome chairs out there, but sitting beauties that cost $250 or less are a rarer breed.
Designed by Philippe Starck in 2002 / Polycarbonate mold
For this versatile indoor/outdoor seat, Philippe Starck mined the silhouettes of the Arne Jacobsen Series 7, Eames Shell chair, and Saarinen Tulip armchair.
The Dr. Yes is no shrinking violet; the bold, sweeping profile makes a big statement in any room. We love the contrast between the glossy exterior and matte interior, and the texture of the seat keeps your glutes glued.
It’s wiggly! The spindly, tapering legsgive the chair a fair amount of torque and swivel—–more than any other chair in our roundup. It’s also oddly tall: Despite the dip in the seat rim, shorter people’s legs will dangle.
Using a mixture of recycled polypropylene and natural wood fiber, the Italian manufacturer has made a stacking chair whose production is kinder to the environment.
- Paper artist Pierre Pozzi uses his signature material to wrap the dining room walls of his home in Valencia, Spain.