Unique Chairs Add Seating Space to Any Room

Need to sit more people? These unique sitters will add both people and character to your space

Credit: Flickr /Rakka

Flickr /Rakka

Brightly coloured chairs add character – and people – to your room

It’s easy to squeeze in an extra guest with these streamlined designer chairs

Fritz Hansen’s Series 7

Lightweight, stackable and endlessly customizable in more than 14 wood finishes (plus fabric or leather upholstery choices) and options for armrests, castors and legs, it’s no wonder that the Series 7 continues to be Fritz Hansen’s best-selling chair ($1,167, Inform Interiors). 

Casprini’s Penelope

Casprini’s Penelope brings sex appeal to the table, boldly folding extra-thick leather over a strong laced-up back and legs balanced on tiptoes of steel. Grrrrowl ($860, Spencer Interiors).

Mooooi’s 5 O’clock

Based on a traditional English china pattern, the 5 O’clock beech-and-leather chair, designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moooi, escorts pretty back to late-afternoon tea without getting sickly sweet ($1,096, Livingspace).

Moroso’s Klara

Woven cane-textured upholstery and gently reclining angles bring poolside holidays to mind, but the leafy green shade makes Moroso’s Klara ideal for more formal indoor serenity too (Price on request, Inform Interiors).

Parisienne Bistro Chair

Excellent for pinched-tight condos or formal outdoor dining, the see-through Parisienne bistro chair is stylishly modern without crowding visual space.

Plus it’s stackable and available in clear, smoky grey, amber or red ($294.50, Calligaris).

Saarinen’s Executive Chair

First introduced in 1957, Saarinen’s classic Executive chair by Knoll slips easily from contemporary to full-on retro settings. Use for extra-cushy table seating or adding a structured punch to a lounge area.

Abundant fabric and colour choices are available along with several finish options for legs ($1,123, Gabriel Ross).

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