One of the most important elements of furniture, which consequently has been the obsession of many architects and interior designers, are the designer chairs and armchairs. The chair is no longer just a place to sit down or to rest, it is also a key decorative element in any home or business space. This invention of centuries ago has evolved to claim its prominence; not only must they be comfortable and fulfill its purpose, designer chairs must also have personality.
A designer chair is able to completely change the atmosphere of a space and reveals and in a certain way says something about the people that live in it. Interior designers and architects are fully aware of that fact, and they have therefore opted to transform the chair into a real art work on legs. In the last century new designs emerged, which have become authentic style icons.
Designer chairs are timeless classics that last in time, without ever being out of fashion; if you are a style lover who admires the works of the masters of interior design, you certainly are at the right place. SuperStudio proposes a selection of hundreds of great designs of the most essential modern classics.
Choose your designer chairs
We couldn´t start this selection without our Tower or Wooden designer chairs, inspired by the Charles & Ray Eames’ DSW chair and their entire collection, without doubt one of the most emblematic designs. This designer chair was created in 1950, with a unique polypropylene seat shell and a wooden base. The original version was developed for the Low-Cost Furniture Design competition, organized by the New York Museum of Modern Art. Its relevance is such that, although it was the first plastic chair manufactured in an industrial way, it has become an icon of design that continues to be a bestseller more than half a century later.
Another example is the Bertoia chair inspired by Harry Bertoia´s Side Chair. This Italian designer decided that it was time to change the solid wood, traditionally being used for the production of furniture, for a more lightweighted material. And this is how he created in 1952 this designer chair, using stainless steel wire, turning it into one of the most famous chairs ever.
A model that was already perceived as very original when it was created, is the Phantom chair inspired by Verner Panton´s Panton Classic, one of the most recognizable designs of mid 20th century. In the same year a start was made with the production of this chair in glass fibre, and since then it has been an ongoing bestseller. The chair is available in several colours.
And last but not least, the Tulip chair by Eero Saarinen, considered to be a space age icon because of its futuristic shapes. This designer chair was created in 1955 and is one of the most reproduced chairs in history. This Finnish-American architect originally created this chair in fibre glass, but as the base was too fragile, it is now being made of aluminium.
So did we make it difficult for you to choose just one style?