This product embraces a boxy look that follows contemporary design principles in its clean lines and purposeful look. Called "Solitaire", these snazzy chairs come from Offecct Furniture. There are two variations in the event that you want an extra sidebar that could sit a laptop, remote controls or even a dinner plate. More information: here.
If we look back to the 1970s beanbag chairs were very popular. The round accessory seating came in many colors including some bold ones for that time period. Those models featured a round design where a "nest" was made which created the seating nook. This retro idea is a more modern version called "AMPLOA". The first improvement is having a backrest allowing the person to sit more upright. AMPLOA can come with an ottoman and is available in many colors for €250 here.
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If you are looking for bold colors to make a statement in decorating the home, then Curacao from Indera Furniture makes that statement. A few samples included in this article are its pink and blue offering which provide bold colors. Curacao is designed to be modular and moved around with ease. It could easily be setup as a bed for guests that could even accommodate two. More information: here.
The 5 O'Clock Chair by Dutch brand Moooi makes quite an artistic statement by alluding to vibrant inspirations ranging from English china to the 50's retro decor! Designed by Nika Zupanc, the chair has both contemporary and traditional connotations thanks to its clean, minimal lines and romantic rose-patterned motifs.
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Writing all the time on Furniture Fashion, it is not often that we come across round furniture arrangements compared to the more typical square or rectangular shapes. Offices and public spaces that are seeking round or circular spatial relationships in their seating needs may be drawn to this type of arrangement. This product is called "Kurve" and was designed by Niels Gammelgaard. The design inspiration for Kurve came from a garden complex in Barcelona, Spain called Park Guell. There a particular bench mimics the shape of a sea serpent. More information: here.
This great product is called "Stool 60" which offers a modular seating concept where the design and color creation is in the hand of the buyer. My first thought was using an installation of Stool 60 in schools or commercial businesses. The flexibility in creating different shapes offers a unique experience allowing for a room to be used for many different things based on how it is setup. More information: here.
You are never too old for Mickey Mouse! No, I am not on the payroll of Walt Disney but simply love the adorable mouse to death. So imagine my excitement when I came across the Mickey Ribbon Stool, designed by nendo. The ribbon stool pays homage to world's most famous mouse (sorry Jerry) in its own inimitable way and is a result of the collaboration between Cappelini and the Walt signature adult lifestyle brand. This quirky stool is hard to resist since not only does it displays an acute sense of design but also keeps its eccentricity intact.
There is nothing better than creating your own private oasis and taking a break from your modern frenzied existence. The Droplet Seat has been designed to provide a refreshing refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life. We also simply love its thoughtful design thought and its unique three dimensional silhouette.Shaped like a raindrop, this one is all about connecting with nature and finding your own quite spot to de-stress. The Droplet Seat is the brainchild of design company Ontwerpers who have used fiber reinforced artificial resin as the primary material.
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These decorative leather benches were winners of a Design Award in 2008. The product is called "Plasma". There are three sizes of the bench that differ in length from shorter to longer. Further, there is another variation where the shape itself can be reversed creating a choice as to which side the deepest portion of the bench will appear. Find the product: here.
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Pictured here is "Sally" from the living room seating collection by In Mezzo. The frame is constructed of beech wood filled with polyurethane stuffing and topped with memory foam cushions. The two-piece version can be pushed together to make one long sofa or split apart into two different sections. Find the product: here.
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Vladimir Tsesler has the perfect chair for the ladies. The "Living Chair" which is a tripod form is available in Electric Red or Feminine Pink to compliment its glamorous lines.
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Herman Miller announces the release of 5 more color options for the iconic Eames molded plastic chairs that will include Wafer, Greystone, Aqua Sky, Java and Sparrow to join the existing colors Black, Red, White, Light Blue, and Lime Green. In addition new Stacking and 4 Legged bases will join the existing Wire, Rocker and Dowel Leg bases to complete the face lift of the series of chairs that date back to 1948. Herman Miller works closely with Eames Demetrios and is the only licensed maker for Eames in north America. See more from Herman Miller here.
Just to show our space challenged readers that there is hope for your small scale floor plans here is the [k3] expanding chair that easily goes from one seat to three in a flash. The Baita Design group from Rio De Janeiro Brazil works closely with concept designers to take what is and explore what could be. See more of the forward thinking designs from Baita Design here.
Thanks to ply woods remarkable ability to be bent and shaped, and today's laser and CAD technology the bentwood rocking lounge chair from designer Marietta Moraweg was possible. This most relaxing lounge chair has a rather artsy look when not in use.
I don't know how comfortable the super modern "Float" desk chair from Studio Vertijet is but is sure looks cool. This Reholz design made for the Becker Design Forum has some equally hi-tech materials including synthetic materials, carbon fiber, and shaped wood that makes for a most intriguing look. See more of the cutting edge furniture designs from Studio Vertijet
The True Love swivel chair and sofa designed by busk+hertzog from GLOBE ZERO 4 was a winner of the Red Dot Design Award in 2009 and if tradition holds true this year's winners will share an equal flair. The rounded shape of the True Love is possible thanks to molded foam and the vibrant colors really make the curves pop. See more of the snazzy modern furniture from GLOBE ZERO 4 of Denmark here.
Since 1958 the molded plywood counter stools, bar stools, and chairs by Norman Cherner have been seen in some stylish settings. The counter or bar height stools are available with a wood or metal base with a seat that is made of laminated plywood of graduated thickness from 15 to 5 layers at the perimeter of the shell. Reissued in exacting detail from the original drawings and molds these classic stools are strong, lightweight and like the original, made entirely in the U.S.A. Available in classic walnut, natural walnut, clear beech, 'Stella' Orange, ebony, white, red gum and any combination of finishes with custom finishes available. Cherner chairs and stools are also available with upholstered seat pads. Get them Here
Chairs, every home has a few. Most of them are not as out there as the ones we will show you in this collection, but you may have a few designs lurking in your head that may get added inspiration from what you are about to see. Who knows, your unusual chair design may even be featured in our next installation. Feel free to send pictures!
In case you were wondering what would could possibly make your poker nights a bit more interesting you should look no further then card chairs. In bold colors of red and yellow and with images of King of Diamonds, King of Spades, Queen of Hearts and Jack of Clubs (design is featured on both the front and the back of the chair) these might not be the comfiest chairs around but they do make a statement.
Created by MetzFunctionalArt and available on Etsy this guitar swivel chair is custom made to resemble Gibson Les Paul guitar. It is made from dry Russian birch and has been lacquered with 20 coats for a high gloss finish. Did I mention it also swivels? Yes it does. Ideally suited for any Keith Richards wannabes. Or alternatively if you just want to add an interesting focal point to your living room.
Do you like bugs? Well sorry for asking but some people do. Some people even - gasp - collect them! But I digress. Bugchairs have been inspired by Googie architecture, Schwinn bikes from the 60s, vintage auto upholstery, Retro futurism movement and Eames bent wood furniture (and not necessarily in that particular order). The Bug chairs are custom made on a thick plywood base with tuck and roll style marine grade vinyl over automotive grade foam .Bug chairs can also be made in the color of your choice. These are sturdy, bright and are sure to make a statement. And on a definite plus side - they are nowhere near as gross as one would think.
Roll Off Office Chair
If you are looking for a new office chair this might be a contender. Given you might want to put a cushion on it just to make it a bit easier on your back but it does certainly make for an interesting spin on the traditional office chair design. Made from birch and with natural wood finish it also features decorated seating and wheels at the base. I honestly do not know how comfortable (or uncomfortable) this chair might be so it would be a safer to have a consult with your chiropractor beforehand.
Rocker Rocking Chair
Lets face it - rocking chair do conjure a certain image. Of mums snuggling their babies before they lull them to sleep or nosey old ladies sitting on the porch watching the world go by (read - spying on their neighbors). Who would have thought a rocking chair could look so cool? Or bright? Or simply ingenious? These Rocker Rocking chair has been handmade from more then 300 pieces of recycled material which makes it eco-friendly too. So if you are looking for something for your porch (and to give your neighbors something to gossip about) Rocker Rocking chair just might be it.
Porsche 997 GT3 RS Office chair
If you ever harbored ambitions to become a race car driver then this office chair just might be it. If you ever wanted to own a Porsche (or a Ferrari or a Maserati) but it was just out of your price range this office chair just might be it. Porsche 997 GT3 RS Office chair features Porsche seat from a car that was delivered from Posche's factory in Germany for a professional racing team. The seat was removed immediately since the car was fitted with a one piece racing shell. It features extra shoulder support, it is tilted from the base and the rear seat back tilt can be adjusted with the help of a wall power adapter. You can have it painted to match your office decor. The price point of $4.499.99 still might be steep but it is definitely less expensive then a Porsche (tires, trimmings and seats included).
The Clutch Chair
Created and made by Scott Jarvie The Clutch Chair is «an exploratory research piece that passes comment on our disposable culture.» This particular piece was selected as Curator's choice at the Noise Festival 2008 and it is made from more then 10.000 straws. Given it does not look too comfortable, not to mention it does not have a leg to stand on (quite literally) but it does make for an interesting concept.
Lockheed Lounge was created in 1986 and designed by Marc Newson. In 2007 it was set to be auctioned off at Christie's, London for a sum between $ 1.6m and $2.4m making it the world's most expensive chair. It is all about the fluid aluminum form (for whatever that might be - more fugly aluminum form from where I'm standing). For that amount of money one would at least expect good back support, some cushion for the tush and not to slide off at any given moment. But in February of 2009 world got the new most expensive chair - an armchair belonging to the late French designer Yves Saint Laurent, it is called the Dragons chair and it was made by Irish designer Eileen Gray at the beginning of 20th century. It was auctioned off at Christie's for $27.8m. Just look at it - it looks so much more comfortable AND it has a cushion for the tush!
To the naked eye this might look like bog standard, regular old plastic chair. Clear plastic natch but plastic all the same. Ghost chair was created by Design Drift in Netherlands and although the manufacturers plan to produce a limited edition eight set of chairs, currently it is only a concept model. It uses 3D computer technology and if you are wondering how the Ghost within the chair is even possible it is made from millions of air bubbles. When light reflects on the bubbles you get the Ghost. Love the sleek, modern design and even though it is a Ghost chair is nowhere near as creepy as the next item on the list.
I do not know who made this chair nor do I know how it was made (and I honestly do not want to know) but this is wrong on so many levels. And it's giving me the heeby jeebies.
Designed by the Suzukike Group for the World Cup in Germany in 2006 Reccos chair will not look out of place for 2010 World Cup since it is made from the inside of the soccer ball. Suzukike Group made a whole line of soccer chairs but I find this colorful one most eye catching.
Prickly Pair Chairs
Yes these chairs actually look like cacti. And what is even better - you don't have to water these ones at all! Created by Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers for the Designersblock at the Milan Design week in 2009 they are meant to represent a juxtaposition of European and Mexican aesthetics (a combination of classical French Rococo chair with the Nopal cactus which is featured on the Mexican national shield). While I love the bright, eye popping colors and the shape, the prickly bits sticking out everywhere do look at tad bit uncomfortable.
Surreal Minimalism Rocker Chair
This has got to be the most unusual take on office furniture I have ever seen. Created by David Pompa the collection is called Surreal Minimalism and it consists out of 8 different upholstered seats and metal bases for you to mix and match and create a whole new chair for your working space. Pompa created this collection during his MA course at Kingston University, London.
The 4000 AOL CD Chair
Created by Stupidco. the 4000 AOL CD chair took 3 months to complete. As designers themselves say «It contains 4000 CDs, weighs at least 150 pounds, barely fits through doors, and plugs into an electrical outlet». All of the materials used for the making of this chair can be found at your local Office Depot, Sears and Target and there is a detailed instruction on how to built this throne on the creators website (if you fancy a DIY project). The base is made from 2 cedar crosses with 2250 CDs (and that is just the base). Seat and arms are also made with wooden base and some 200 CDs glued together and reinforced with a steel bar. Same with the back. Cathode lights are used for illumination. No wonder this chair is over 150 pounds.
Another chair that is only a concept at the moment is this creation by Mathias Koehler. Rocking chair does have an unusual futuristic look but it does not look particularly safe I have to say. The reading lamp is a great touch however knowing myself and how clumsy I am I would probably spend more time picking myself off the floor then actually reading a book.
The Peg Chair
The Peg Chair was created by Finn Stone, maker of creative contemporary fibre-glass furniture from UK. Some of the company's products are available at the Conran shop in the UK. The Peg chair is also made from fiber glass and available in a choice of colors to suit your decor. The inspiration behind the design was nature (believe it or not) - like seeds falling to the ground and then growing into plants, Finn Stone tried to imagine what would happen if all the clothes pegs that can be found in English gardens over the summer grew into a bigger version of themselves.
One would imagine this armchair would come in quite handy when camping. And it does look a tad more comfortable then a regular fishing stool. Made by C. P. Company (an Italian clothing manufacturer) and designed by Moreno Ferrari it is a bright blue polyurethane inflatable jacket that turns into an armchair. It is waterproof, has magnetic buttons and comes with air compressor. Other products from the Transformable range include waistcoat that turns into a cushion, parka that turns into an inflatable mattress and cloak that turns into a tent.
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Often with space a challenge for decorating a room it makes sense to go with items that don't dominate a room's appearance. This small leather couch fits that mold. The overall design is very simple which helps keep its appearance and subsequent effect on a room minimal. The product is called Amerigo and is available in white or brown leather here.
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The great thing about the Pause Stool from Soft Line Furniture is the design possibilities with this type of piece. A simple idea may be to have a few of these for children in a home to have a place to climb on, sit and work on projects. On a larger scale Pause can be used to create a colorful lobby design for a business or public waiting area. From the picture it makes me think of a recreation room in a school or church where children can be seated in many different configurations allowing flexibility for room setup. More information: here.