04 Jul ICONIC CHAIRS IN INTERIOR DESIGN
With four legs, with or without a back, the chair has always been a source of inspiration for designers, who have continued to reinvent this useful piece of furniture in every home. Certain chairs have made history in interior design and never seem to go out of style.
The Wishbone Chair, a timeless symbol of modern Danish design
With its unique shape, the Wishbone Chair, created by the Danish designer Hans J. Wegner in 1950, takes a special place in the world of modern design. This type of chair stands out for its Y-shaped backrest, hence the name Wishbone, continued with the one-piece armrest.
The Wishbone Chair offers comfort and stability as well as satisfying aesthetic desires through a distinct, elegant shape, adding style and functionality to any space.
The Hand Chair, a surprising piece of sculptural furniture
With the palm of the hand sitting upright and the fingers pointing upwards to serve as a backrest, this chair model has been surprising since its creation by Surrealist artist Pedro Friedeberg in the early 1960s.
Integrated into modern interiors, but also furnished in traditional styles, the Hand Chair is a piece of sculptural furniture that fits in any interior, including the office or the child’s room.
Eames Lounge Chair, superlative comfort and relaxation
Launched in 1956, the Eames Chair and Ottoman were designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company. Inspired by the traditional English Club Chair, the Eames Lounge was crafted from molded plywood and leather, comprising curved plywood shells topped with veneer and comfortable cushions.
The Heart Cone Chair, the heart of a memorable home
Designed by Verner Panton in the late 1950s, the Heart Cone Chair is as memorable and durable as it is innovative. The name is given by the expressive heart-shaped structure of the seat shell.
Panton’s work fell out of favor in the 1970s, but in the 1990s the creator modified the Heart Cone Chair design for Vitra, with the two halves of the heart slightly narrower, a design still available today.
All these chairs, although created in the 50s and 60s, can be very easily integrated into contemporary design. And, even if they have a seemingly prohibitive price, each of these chairs is sure to be the center of attraction, the main starting topic of any interior design discussion, a design piece that deserves all the attention.