World’s Most Iconic Chair Designs

From dolling up your living room to finding the finishing piece for your library, here are 7 of the world’s most iconic chairs you should know about.

A chair embodies a lot in one small package: engineering, materiality, practicality, and, most of all, imagination. You can love a sofa, a bed, or any of your furniture pieces, but they don’t pull at the heartstrings the way a perfect chair does!

The golden age of the modern chair was the 20th century when technological innovations and the upward mobility of the masses drove the world’s best designers to seize the creative challenge of re-inventing a lowly piece of furniture.

So, PEAKLIFE shares with you the most iconic chair designs, from the hands of Arne Jacobsen to Marcel Breuer. These iconic chairs have made it through the ages and are still loved by many today!

  1. Ball Chair

Along with knee-high boots and Twiggy makeup, the Ball Chair evokes that 60’s mod feel. Designed by Eero Aarnio in 1963, this chair has a stunning white finish using plastic and fiberglass. Since then the Ball Chair has enjoyed celebrity status for being poptastic and futuristic. It also creates a cozy cocoon of privacy.

  1. Eames Lounge Chair

Considered one of the most significant designs of the 20th century, the Eames Lounge Chair is an emblem of sophistication for mid-century modern homeowners.While creating this piece, Charles and Ray Eames wanted to design a chair that replicated “the warm receptive look of a well-used baseman’s mitt” which led to the birth of Eames Lounge Chair.There’s something so inviting about the leather seat that makes you want to sink into its embrace. It radiates with a beautiful wooden finish combined wonderfully with the plush cushion.

  1. Louis Ghost Chair

If you love a classic shape but you’re looking to modernize your space, the Louis Ghost Chair is a breath of fresh air that your décor space needs. Inspired by the Louis XV style of armchairs, the advanced technique of creating a chair out of a single mold of polycarbonate is used. It is one of the most popular transparent chairs. True to its name, it is barely a whisper in the room, blending effortlessly no matter where you put it. It is the best example of the modern take on an old classic, extravagant but still subtle.

  1. Bertoia Chair

With geometric shapes in all the rave, the iconic Bertoia chair is one which you would love to add to your collection. Harry Bertoia fascinated with the way the wires took on sculptural shapes. The chair looks great with cushions or even a white faux fur.

  1. Stool Chair

This iconic three-legged stool is designed by Alvar Aalto. Famous for the round seat and its unique bends in the legs. It continues to represent modern Scandinavian design. You will love the versatility of the colors, its functional elegance and also, it’s no surprise that this sleek practical stool continues to be one of the most used chairs around.

  1. Marais A Chair

Comfortable and sturdy, these chairs are favorite and stylish casual dining sets. Designed in 1934 by Xavier Pauchard, this chair is made of galvanized steel that can withstand both rain and shine. Robust and easily stackable it’s no wonder that kitchens and cafes all over the world have been eager to use these chairs.This chair is available with a powder coated finish, making it ideal for mixing and matching to go with your kitchen or patio decor.

  1. Wishbone Chair

It’s one of those chairs that you cannot help but love and appreciate. Its craftsmanship and beautiful design are timeless. It is designed by Hans Jorgensen in 1949.This chair is just perfect for elegant homes. Its simplicity and airiness is what makes this chair stand out from the crowd.One thing is certain; this chair will never go out of style.

With so many iconic styles and shapes out there, arm yourself with one of the most iconic chairs of all time.


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