Get to Know Eight Iconic Retro Chairs for Your Home
While planning a dream room, furniture plays an important role in completing the entire interior style, especially if you desire a room with a particular design in mind. For those of you who prefer modern design, Nordic/Scandinavian, or Mid-century/50s, here are eight chairs that are proven to have timeless design and can always fit well as part of the furniture in your home.
The Womb Chair
The womb chair was created by a modern designer, Eero Saarinen, in the late 1940s. The womb chair was made at the request of Knoll’s furniture company’s president, Florence Knoll whose own designs are as iconic. As the name suggests, this chair is designed to provide comfort in various sitting positions. The chair was originally labelled “No. 70”, but thanks to its organic and comfortable shape, it became known as the “womb chair” to this day.
Looking for a pleasant dining chair? Parson chair can be a good choice. Parson chair was the creation of a designer from Parsons School of Design, New York, in the 1930s. The shape is common for modern chairs and it is considered as a modification of the previous dining chair shapes. It is probably why Parson chair is widely adopted and remains popular to date.
Marais A Chair
Another iconic chair to consider for your home is Marais A Chair. It is made of rust-proof and weather-proof galvanic steel. Designed by Xavier Pauchard in 1934, Marais A Chair was initially designed for outdoor use. However, thanks to its versatile design, it is also adopted in a kitchen or a dining room and is even favoured by many chic cafés these days.
From the three chairs mentioned above, Egg Chair may be the most familiar for many design savvies out there. Egg Chair was created by a Danish designer Arne Jacobson. It was originally designed to fulfil a commission from SAS Hotel that requested a chair that provided both comfort and privacy. In its development, the model started to become popular and remain favourable until present time, with all its modified variations.
Eames Lounge Chair
This elegant lounge chair was designed by a couple, Charles and Ray Eames, in 1956 and remains favourable until now. Similar to the eclectic mid-century style characterised by the use of various materials, Eames Lounge Chair is encased in the combination of Plywood and leather. An ottoman can also be an element that complements Eames Lounge Chair for additional comfort.
Eames Shell Chair
Contemporary design lovers often use this chair in their minimalist rooms. It has metal base legs and a fibreglass seat. You will immediately recognise the metal structure of its base legs that resembles the Eiffel tower, that this chair is also called as “Eiffel Shell Chair”. This beautiful chair was designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1950, which was initially for dining chairs. In the original design, the legs might have various types of materials other than the Eiffel base type.
Model 3107 Chair
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Model 3107 Chair is often found in modern rooms because of its adorable yet elegant shape. This chair was designed by Arne Jacobson with plywood as the main material. The construction process involving a moulded plywood technique is also applied by the Eames couple. This modern chair has become one of the most produced chairs in the world.
Bertoia Bar Stool
Bertoia Bar Stools are also common in modern minimalist kitchens. It has a unique and appealing shape as it uses a wire structure for the seat. This stylish chair first appeared in 1951 and was designed by Harry Bertoia. Its initial construction was similar to a common guest chair at that time. A year later, a furniture company, Knoll, marketed it widely. Since then, the Bertoia chair has become extremely popular and has various modified designs, including Bertoia bar stools.