When it comes to chairs there are so many out there. You might hear words like Eames, Queen Anne or Bentwood thrown around but have no idea what they mean!
I’ve done a bit of research for myself lately and thought I’d share the names (and some background) on various chair styles & designs.
The Ball Chair was designed by Finnish furniture designer Eero Aarnio in 1963. The Ball Chair is also known as the globe chair and is famous for its unconventional shape. It is considered a classic of industrial design.
Bentwood objects are those made by wetting wood, then bending it and letting it harden into curved shapes and patterns.
The No 14 Chair & No 18 Chair by Thonet are the most common and well known bentwood Chairs.
A modernist style chair designed in 1929
A club chair is a type of armchair, usually covered in leather. It was created and made in France.
Designed in 1949 by Danish designer Hans Wegner.
This simple industrial metal chair was designed by Xavier Pauchard.
Eames DSW Chair
Another one from Ray & Charles Eames designed in 1948. DSW stands for Dining Side Wood.
Replicas of this chair are currently very popular.
A Windsor chair is a chair built with a solid wooden seat and the chair-back and legs pushed into a drilled hole in the seat.
Ladder Back Chair
I think this style is fairly self explanatory 🙂
Queen Anne style furniture (Developed during and after the reign of Queen Anne of Great Britain) featured curved shapes such as the cabriole legs and cushioned seats