As great as sofas are, sometimes it’s a stylish chair that can really bring a room together. If you’re looking for a signature piece – something truly eye-catching – then these creative chair designs should be enough to inspire you.
1. Pop Art Chair
Do you have a love for the work of American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein? Then show it off with one of these chairs. Of course, prints of any art could potentially be used if you’re designing your own.
2. Suitcase Chair
For anyone who’s ever packed their suitcase with fluffy clothes and used it as emergency seating when on long travels, this is for you.
3. The Disco Chair
A chair made from 200 metres of luminescent wire. Yes, when this chair’s powered up, it turns into a rainbow!
4. 1930s Chair
This fauteuil chair is a real testament to the creativity of the 1930s. Despite the passage of time, it still looks cutting-edge and contemporary.
5. Mini Chair
It’s not just the petite size that makes these chairs so appealing – it’s also their rich, jewel tones. Glamorous and quaint, a mini chair would fit perfectly in a reading corner or other small area in your home.
6. Hide-Upholstered Chair
The problem with many vintage pieces is that, although they look great, they’re not necessarily chairs you actually want to sit on. There are exceptions, of course, and the Jean-Michel Frank chair in the picture below is one of them.
7. Calcutta Arm Chair
Inspired by the kaleidoscopic colours and patterns of India, this chair oozes comfort and has a hint of mid-century modern style about it.
8. Love Chair
With its quirky flower back design and it’s Batik print fabric cushion, this is a chair that most definitely lives up to its name. No one could resist falling in love with it.
9. Library Chair
If you have ever wanted to combine a library and a seating area, this could well be the perfect chair for you. It’s practical, dashing and a real space-saver.
10. Cot Chair
A chair that looks like it has come straight from the pages of a fairy tale. Indeed, this is what makes it so great, and there probably isn’t a better way to fawn over the little ones!
11. Pipo Chair
Curvy, lightweight and elegant, this softly shaped chair, made from many layers of wood, would be particularly suited to the postmodern home.
12. Side-by-Side Armchair
An upcycled chair made from old ties – a truly unique idea that could be adapted to all manner of reusable fabrics.
13. Crochet Chair
The variety of upholstery fabrics and designs available are almost limitless. Some are far more unusual than others, and none more so than this chair with crocheted upholstery.
14. Updated Chair
Sometimes, vintage chairs require a little refurbishing and updating. Their frames usually hold up well, but the upholstery and filling will often need changing. Below is one of the better examples of a refurbished classic.
15. Felt Chair
This chair has no frame, no structure to speak of. It has been made by simply folding strips of felt together.