Style Icons: 10 Chairs That Create Immediate Style

Among the quintessential symbols of fine design, chairs perfectly embody the marriage of beauty and function. Here are 10 perfect chairs that will change a room from nice to wow.

Yelek Gervasoni

Gervasoni’s Yelek chairs are designed by Federica Biasi. A Turkish term for vest, the design, inspired by a tailored jacket, echoes the soft, flowing movements characteristic of the drawstring that allows each garment to adapt with ease to the person wearing it.

With the same philosophy devoted to attention to detail as the world of haute couture, Yelek is defined by a drawstring integrated into the structure that is discreetly revealed on the shell-shaped backrest. A versatile and sophisticated proposal for the dining area, it is designed to be “dressed” by a padding that, recalling the effect of a down comforter, envelops the wooden core while intermittently allowing a glimpse of the structure.


The Queen of Cavalli Chair Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors

An iconic chair designed by Fabio Puglisi for Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors: the Queen of Cavalli Chair is a Limited Edition available in 20 numbered pieces hand-signed by the designer, Creative Consultant of the Maison Roberto Cavalli. The chair has a neoclassical carved wood frame with a matte black finish, and upholstery in fabrics that reproduce the prints featured in recent collections.

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Shiraz Etro Home Interiors

In the Shiraz chair by Etro Home Interiors, the Paisley symbol lends its characteristic shape to the back and seat. The juxtaposition of two equal and opposing elements recreates the mystical sign of the Tao.

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Archetipo L’Ottocento

Wood represents an ethical choice and beauty, the meeting of well-being and sustainability, and it is precisely around this noble raw material that the original and eclectic L’Ottocento furnishing proposals for the kitchen and living areas revolve, where aesthetic research, technological innovation and Italian craftsmanship savoir-faire are found. Quality materials, craftsmanship and clean lines invite an aesthetic lightness that indulges a versatile idea of each complement.

Archetipo’s stools and chairs, with their sinuous lines, are made of curved wood and anthracite-colored metal; they are complemented by upholstered seats in Rubelli’s black Aspern fabric but can be customized by choosing a wood finish, fabric or alternatively leather.


Frag Olimpia

Dainelli Studio designs Olimpia, a seat that combines aesthetics and function in a game where the metal structure supports and traces the silhouette of the seat and back without almost touching it. The tubular metal structure defines the legs, the perimeter and – in the armchair version – the armrests, like a kind of stroke drawn without detaching the tip from the sheet by mail. The burnished brass finish confirms the decorative and contemporary personality of Olimpia, which is configured as a charismatic object, dedicated to environments with a more assertive style.


Cecile Frigerio

The small armchair Cecile, designed by Federica Biasi for Frigerio, characterized by a solid wood frame, is offered in two versions, with a paper cord woven seat, or upholstered covered in fabric or leather, standing out as a versatile proposal, capable of adapting to any context.

The slender round-section frame that supports the seat and back reveals the skillful craftsmanship of the woodwork. Thanks to the cleanliness of its lines and the two variants in the catalog, Cecile stands out as a versatile proposal, capable of adapting to any context.


Bice Miniforms

Essential but distinctive, purely wooden but contemporary, graphic and hopelessly eccentric: Bice by Miniforms is a slender and at times unusual chair.

Prominent in its essential design is a flailing backrest, an excess capable of balancing and characterizing its structure, declined in solid wood: a unique, full piece of wood that stepped out of the lines of Miniforms’ design and defined its character. From there it was a flow of arrangements: the lines chased each other and connected, until reaching a strongly technical and organic aesthetic synthesis.

The circularity suggested by the profile of the backrest finds its fullness in the roundness of the curved wooden seat. To facilitate the meeting, the two back legs descend diverging toward the floor, curving gently at the height of the seat. It is a discreet but crucial detail in order to accommodate the “X” through which the rear and front legs converse.

The result is resolved in a disarming yet iconic simplicity that, like a cartoon character, takes center stage in a wide variety of everyday situations.


Domus Turri

Matteo Nunziati designs the Domus collection for Turri, which translates the characteristics of the Roman dwelling into a forward-looking vision: the solidity and sense of order perceptible in the historic domus, built on a single floor, finds its coeval counterpart in Nunziati’s.

The designer’s Domus is inspired by the investigation of contemporary living developed in the 1930s by Gio Ponti, managing to bring aspects of tradition into dialogue with the most current needs of design.

The furnishing elements of the Domus collection, studied in their proportions and details, selection of materials and meticulous workmanship, tell the story of the artisanal memory of Italian furniture. The uniqueness of these products lies precisely in the balance between essentiality of line and reworking of details.

The chairs, in particular, are made from the basic element with which the entire collection was conceived: eucalyptus wood. The line of the backrest features a decorative cut in the final part in contact with the seat.


Ayra Lema

A chair and armchair with a soft, enveloping design, Ayra is a family of chairs designed by Gabriele and Oscar Buratti for Lema. Its distinguishing feature lies in the soft lines of the backrest that descends relative to the seat, creating an unexpected movement.

Upholstered in fabric or leather, with metal legs, Ayra is a transversal proposal, to meet different aesthetic needs. A seat strongly contemporary in its proportions, ideal around an important dining table. Ayra’s refinement is enhanced by the sinuous curvature of the seat and in the tailored details that give it a delicate and harmonious presence.


Voyage Porro

A chair with precise lines, Porro’s Voyage, designed by Gamfratesi, takes inspiration from 1950s pieces and updates them. The seat consists of an exposed frame of solid turned maple; a leather upholstery that fits perfectly over the frame gives shape to the back and seat, characterized by comfort and ergonomics.


Style Icons: 10 Chairs That Create Immediate Style

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