Dining and Side Chairs

Non, Rubber Chair by Komplot Design

If the comfort and credential of being in the permanent collection of the MoMA isn’t enough, I’m sure that the fact you can turn over this chair and show the credits to your friends will make the price tag a bit easier to swallow (at least in theory, right?).

‘Non has won numerous design awards and is featured in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Straight and simple in design, the stacking chair is comfortable thanks to the rubber it’s made of and the “built-in spring bands”. The underside of the chair features interesting molded rubber movie-style credits.
The chairs be stacked together to save space. NON can be used both indoors and outdoors. The pieces are completely waterproof and can be left outdoors permanently.’

Color Options: Black, Gray, Red, Green

W 17.3 D 15.4 H 30.3 SH 17.7

Purchase Information:

Price: $650.00
Availability: Buy Non, Rubber Chair by Komplot Design here

Maun Windsor Chair

Holy smokes, this chair is on sale for $300 from the original price of $750…a steal!

North South Project
Canadian designer Patty Johnson
H 28.5″ W 23.25″ D 21.25″ Seat H 17″

Purchase Information:

Price: $750.00
Availability: Buy Maun Windsor Chair here

Toy Armchair

Not such a bad price for an indoor/outdoor chair- I especially like the block-like angles.

“Inspired by the aesthetic of comics from the 1940s, Philippe Starck’s Toy Armchair (1999) strikes a balance between work and play, sophistication and childlike fantasy. Molded of a single piece of polypropylene, the Armchair is suitable indoors or out, for dining and lounge areas. Stackable up to 14 high for convenient storage, the Toy Armchair has a drainage hole to avoid seat puddles in rainy weather. Made in Italy.”

Green, Orange, or White.
Polypropylene.

H 30.5″ W 24″ D 22.5″ (Seat H 17″ Arm H 25″)

Purchase Information:

Price: $176.00
Availability: Buy Toy Armchair here

Map Chair

If you’ve got a lot of time on your hands, you might consider taking up a hobby, let’s say something like covering a chair with tiny pieces of a map. Or, if you don’t have the time you could of course buy this one. It’s slightly pricey, but considering that someone did this by hand, and that you’re paying for convenience, it’s not as bad as it could be.

“The chair shown here is hand covered in a vintage edition map of the east London area. The map is cut into small squares using the printed grid lines & then joined back together with the Thames river flowing across the seat & then across the back of the chair. This particular chair is in stock & ready to ship but is also available made to order with an location map you wish. It is fully glazed in a durable, wipe clean, child safe lacquer.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Availability: Buy Map Chair here

Tevere Chair by Hida

Man, this chair costs a pretty penny, but there’s something very nice about the simplicity of materials and form.

“The Hida Tevere Chair provides comfortable seating in a design that transforms natural material into a sturdy, contemporary form. The Tevere Chair features Sugi wood, a tree native to Japan that provides a lightweight, but strong, construction material.”

Designed by Enzo Mari

22″W x 20″D x 31″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $940.00
Availability: Buy Tevere Chair by Hida here

Piero Dining Chair

This simple, laminated wood dining chair is actually quite affordable.

Currently on clearance so only available in ‘natural’ wood or ‘wenge’.
Suitable for commercial use.

Purchase Information:

Price: $152.00
Availability: Buy Piero Dining Chair here

Steelwood Chair, Magis

This chair sounds like it’s been through the wringer a few times, but the end result does not disappoint. It’s easy to appreciate how the curving steel plate and solid beech provide a rich contrast- they give detail to an otherwise simple form.

“The Steelwood chair is a radical assemblage of two traditional materials: steel and wood. Unlike its plastic siblings, it is aimed to become more delicate through time, acquiring a patina over uses and years. The steel forming process required deep technological research due to the unique and intricate form. It led to the final process which requires almost ten successive stamping stages in order to get the right curvature.”

16.1w x 21.7d x 32.3h

Purchase Information:

Price: $420.00-$630.00
Availability: Buy Steelwood Chair, Magis here

Couture Chair by Philippe Starck

The tweed pattern print seems to emphasize some mid century inspiration, don’t you think?

“Finally: another chair by Philippe….. but wait there is a twist: a pattern on the shell with a new printing on plastic technique. He chose a tweed pattern with pastel colored threads.”

Frame in chromed steel, seat in colored polypropylene

16.5″ x 16.5″ x 30.7″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $339.00
Availability: Buy Couture Chair by Philippe Starck here

Sun Set Stacking Chair

Not a bad price for an outdoor chair…

” -This outdoor designed furniture is made from superior polyethylene-based synthetic fibers, which is both UV and weather resistant. -Resistant to pool water, sea salt, and changes in climate. -Easy maintenance and a Non-toxic materials that is 100% recyclable and friendly on the environment. -Products can be left outside all year round and is able to withstand temperatures from -20°C to +55°C.”

19.5W x 22D x 29.5H

Purchase Information:

Price: $167.00
Availability: Buy Sun Set Stacking Chair here

Rubber Band Chair by Tom Dixon

Suitable for outdoor use, this chair takes the common material of rubber bands and transforms them into an elegant solution for seating.

EPDM rubber bands

23.5″ x 23.5″ height 31.5″

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Availability: Buy Rubber Band Chair by Tom Dixon here

STAACH Cain Collection Chairs

These sturdy, stackable chairs are simple and spartan.

Made out of
certified wood sourced in the US each piece is fabricated in their NY
workshop.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $380
Availability: Buy STAACH Cain Collection Chairs here

Olivia Chair

Holy moly, this is such a smart idea. Previously a folding wooden chair, now it’s got a few special abilities. Available from
reestore, a store whose aim is to “take everyday waste objects and cheekily turn them into charming yet functional pieces of furniture and accessories.” Worth taking a look at their collection.

‘Olivia is our first design to consist primarily of an “off the shelf” product. Her modified coat-hanger style backrest allows for unruffled jacket slinging and olivia doesn’t take offence at being reduced to size and hung out of sight.’

Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery

(Thanks Christy!)

Purchase Information:

Price: £120
Availability: Buy Olivia Chair here

Common Chair

This chair is made from scrap hardwood, ensuring that each one is slightly different. It might set you back a fair chunk of change, but it will surely be something that you’ll hold on to for years to come.

“Using Canadian hardwoods gathered from Toronto area studios and manufacturers, the Common Chairs are made by hand and assembled at random so that each chair is unique. Finished using a water based, zero VOC finish.”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $700.00
Availability: Buy Common Chair here

Prouve Standard Chair

Despite my tendency to buy black furniture, I’m really liking the different color options of the Prouve Standard Chair…it might take some time to save up for several, but just one in any of the colors would really make a strong statement.

“Tubular steel piping is enough for the front legs that take relatively little strain, whereas the back legs are made of voluminous hollow sections and pass the strain on to the floor.”

16.5″W x 32″H x 19″D, Seat height at 18.25 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $695.00
Availability: Buy Prouve Standard Chair here

ch20 elbow chair

The CH20 Elbow Chair (1956) by Hans Wegner is now available to the public for the first time.

 29″ h | 20″ d | 22″ w | seat: 17″ h

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $805.00
Availability: Buy ch20 elbow chair here