Monday 15 February 2010

Sharing our love of iconic chairs

Eames Lounge Chair by Charles & Ray Eames

If money was no object I sure would splurge on a design classic such as the Eames Lounge Chair (above) for 'his Lordship' or perhaps the Barcelona chair, another iconic chair but the question I have to ask is, if it's really worth the money. With so many reproductions out there, it's dead easy to pick up something that looks like the original for a fraction of the price. The classic Egg Chair (around £640/740 euros for the original) can be bought for a lot less but the difference is the quality of construction and also the beauty of the original lies in the 1,300 hand-stitches in the upholstery, taking days to make just one chair. I suppose whatever I eventually decide, it would be worth spending some hard earned cash, purely as furniture investment!

Anyhow, after having scoured the net for some inspiration for his Royal Highness' upcoming birthday, I wanted to share my love of beautiful chairs, both modern & iconic design classics.

Barcelona Chair by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe in 1929
Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer in 1925

Platner Armchair by Warren Platner in 1966

Bertoia Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia in 1952

Tulip chair by Eero Saarinen in 1955-56

Louis Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck in 2002

Le Corbusier Reproduction at Iconic Interiors.
Lc2 Originally designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Charlotte Perriand 1928

Le Corbusier Lc4 Chaise by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Charlotte Perriand 1928

Jam Sleigh Chair by Calligaris

Retro 1960's Rattan Bucket Chair

Not forgetting the infamous Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen 1958

All images via Hive Modern, Guardian, for purchases visit Iconic Interiors

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