Utterly timeless and immediately recognisable, meet the iconic chairs every interior needs

From the Platner to the Serie Up, these are the chairs that can be identified by a single word. Designed by icons, they have each become symbols in their own right, utterly timeless pieces that not only made a significant impact when they first arrived but have endured through the ages, and are arguably more in demand now than ever before. Here, we present the iconic armchairs that any design-forward interior should include. 

Delfino armchair by Erberto Carboni for Arflex

This seat is a stunning example of mid-century modern design. Its sculptural form effortlessly combines curves and angles, resulting in a piece that is both balanced and visually striking. With the human body in mind, the armchair’s inviting shape is carefully crafted for maximum comfort, making it the perfect seat to sink into. Every detail has been meticulously executed, and now undoubtedly a timeless classic, the Delfino Armchair is sure to effortlessly elevate any interior design.

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Serie Up 2000 by Gaetano Pesce for B&B Italia

Released in 1969, this avant-garde chair challenges conventional design with its original shape and unique construction. The chair’s polyurethane foam shell is poured into a mould and expands to create a one-of-a-kind form that is as comfortable as it is visually striking. Available in a range of colours and fabrics, the Serie Up 2000 is a versatile choice for a variety of interiors and exemplifies how a designer’s imagination and experimentation can create a timeless object of functional art.

LC2 armchair by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand for Cassina

First created in 1928, the LC2 Armchair was the product of a collaboration between Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand who were all part of the Le Corbusier studio in Paris. The chair’s design was revolutionary at the time, with its emphasis on clean, geometric lines and the use of tubular steel frames, and is now widely considered a masterpiece of modernist design. An enduring classic this chair continues to be a highly sought-after piece for design enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Platner dining chair by Warren Platner for Knoll

First introduced in 1966, the Platner Dining Chair boasts an iconic silhouette created by a unique construction method where hundreds of vertical steel rods are welded to circular frames and finished with a comfortable, upholstered seat and backrest. A stunning example of how innovative materials and an eye for detail can result in a truly timeless piece of furniture, the Platner remains a popular choice among those in the know.


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