Standard Chair (1934)The French metalworker, furniture designer, and architect helped revolutionize the use of steel in architecture and prefab housing. Perhaps his most iconic piece of furniture, the Standard, is anything but—a delicate fusion of engineering and design skill. The curved steel legs, larger in the back due to Prouvé’s observation that the rear supports the brunt of a person’s weight, contrast well with two simple pieces of bent oak. Image courtesy Galerie Patrick Seguin
Deck Chair by BDDW
Marcel Wanders’s Knotted chair.
Jasper Morrison's Low Pad chair
An early-edition Egg Chair, circa 1970, with original leather. By Arne Jacobsen.
Piet Hein Eek's Oak Chair in scrap wood
It requires roughly ten hours for a craftsman to weave paper cord across the curved frame of this oak Easy Chair (1950) by Hans Wegner before it’s complete. Another example of Wegner melding design and material without unnecessary fuss or adornment. Photo courtesy Carl Hansen & Son.
The Cord Chair, by Jacques Guillon, is in production again for the first time in over fifty years.
Posture Chair and Ottoman Set from Modern by Dwell Magazine, and at $269 the most affordable!