One of the most important elements of furniture and which, therefore, it has haunted many architects and designers is the design chair or armchair. It is no longer just a place where to sit or to rest, but a key decorative element in any home or business. This invention has been evolving for centuries until reclaiming its role, is not enough to be comfortable or fulfill its purpose, the design chair must also have a strong personality.
Design chairs can completely change the atmosphere of a room and tell a lot about the people who inhabit it. Designers and architects know that, and place their bets on new works of art on legs which have emerged over the last century as true icons of style.
A design armchair is a timeless classic that endures without passing fashion, if you are a lover of style and you like great designers chairs, you are in the right place. SuperStudio offers you its selection of their essential modern classics among hundreds of great designs.
Choose your design armchair
We could not start this selection without our design armchair Tower or Wooden inspired by DSW armchair designed by Charles & Ray Eames and all their collection, certainly one of the most iconic designs. This deisgn chair was created in 1950, with a single shell in polypropylene and a wood base. The original version was developed for Low-Cost Furniture Design competition organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Its relevance is such that although it was the first plastic chair manufactured industrially, it has become an icon of design wich continues to be sold more than half a century later.
Another example is the Bertoia chair inspired by Harry Bertoia's Side Chair. This Italian designer decided it was time to change the typical solid wood of the time in order to make lighter furniture. In this way, he created in 1952 this design chair using the stainless steel wire structure which turned it into one of the most famous chairs.
A very original model in its time is the Phantom chair inspired by Verner Panton's Panton Classic, one of the most recognizable designs of mid-twentieth century. It started being manufacturing in the same year in fiberglass and its production has not stopped since that moment. You can choose from multiple colors.
And finally, the Tulip chair by Eero Saarinen, considered a space-age icon for its futuristic shapes. This design chair was designed in 1955 and is one of the most reproduced in history. Currently made of aluminum, the Finnish-American architect originally designed in fiberglass but the base was too weak.
Hard to choose just one style, isn't it?