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8 Living Room Chairs That Have Become Style Icons of All Times

Even if you are a keen fan of modern design, you still need to look at this selection of iconic living room chairs, because even an interior in the modern style can be perfectly complemented by separate retro details. And it is also a good opportunity to find signs of modern chairs in these models and make sure that trends can come back.

See also: 6 Dining and Living Room Interior Design Ideas You Must See

The golden age of the modern chair was the 20th century when technological innovations and the upward mobility of the masses drove the world’s best designers to seize the creative challenge of re-inventing a lowly piece of furniture.

So, let’s take a look at these chairs:

8 Living Room Chairs That Have Become Style Icons of All Times“Egg” designed by Arne Jacobsen

Jacobsen designed the Egg specifically for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, along with many other pieces of furniture that have now found big lives of their own outside the hostelry. His clever pop interpretation of a traditional armchair is all curves and fluidity, soft and sexy. It also creates a sort of cozy cocoon of privacy, especially if you swivel it away from someone you want to ignore or mute.

8 Living Room Chairs That Have Become Style Icons of All Times“CH468 The Oculus” designed by Hans J. Wegner

This sculptural chair’s curved back forms an ‘eye’ in the upholstery, hence the name. Appearing top-heavy, the seat is supported by slender steel legs. The Oculus is a veritable statement piece: with a science fiction-like form, it is as though Wegner was crafting a 1960s vision of the future.

8 Living Room Chairs That Have Become Style Icons of All Times“Transat” designed by Eileen Gray

Based on the deck chairs of steamships, this piece gets its name from the abbreviation for “transatlantic.” The frame has complicated joinery with chromed brackets, while the seat is a sling with a pivoting head-support section. In an era dominated by male designers, each one of Gray’s designs is exceptional and worthy of study and collecting.

8 Living Room Chairs That Have Become Style Icons of All Times“Arm Chair” designed by Warren Platner

Cleverly basing his work on a period Louis XV-style chair, Platner rethought those cumbersome old whales using modern materials. The result is a visually light and incredibly graceful silhouette.

8 Living Room Chairs That Have Become Style Icons of All Times“Lounge & Ottoman” designed by Charles & Ray Eames

If you really look, you’ll see it’s simply a luxurious progression of their earlier bent-plywood experiments—but with leather inserts and padding, swivels and tilts, sort of like a catcher’s mitt inside a plywood shell.

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8 Living Room Chairs That Have Become Style Icons of All Times“Grand Confort” designed by Le Corbusier

Co-designed by Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret, the Grand Confort is just a clever way to contain some cushions in an open frame. Or a “cushion basket,” as Corbu himself referred to it. With its chrome exoskeleton, the plush classic is the ultimate time-tripper: It channels the ’30s and the ’70s and whenever else people desired a pure and comfortable distillation of the International Style.

8 Living Room Chairs That Have Become Style Icons of All Times“Crinolette Armchair” designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara

Designed by Finnish designer Ilmari Tapiovaara in 1962, the Crinolette Armchair for Artek (Finnish furniture company) is a solid birch spoke-style chair. Artek made 4,200 Crinolette Armchair’s between 1962 and 1968. Now back in production, the Crinolette’s elegant form meshes a one-time traditional style with mid-century flair.

8 Living Room Chairs That Have Become Style Icons of All Times“Karuselli Lounge Chair” designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro

Designed by Finnish designer Yrjö Kukkapuro in 1964, the pop art-esque Karuselli Lounge Chair for Artek is a goliath of chairs. Its white reinforced fiberglass shell tilts and swivels on a chrome bracket, fixed to a reinforced fiberglass base. The seat is upholstered in Sorensen Prestige leather. The Karuselli is anthropomorphic in style, based on the shape and proportions of the human body.

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