Form follows function, and nowhere is that more apparent than in a sculpted chair that anticipates the curves of the human body. Arne Jacobsen designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, and for its busy lobby, he created the biomorphic Egg (1958). With this chair, Jacobsen embraced new materials that allowed him to shape fluid curves and single-piece molded shells. At a time when others were experimenting with bent tubular steel, Jacobsen focused on the upholstered armchair, believing a solution existed that was still true to modern ideals. Indeed, he met that goal. Set on a rotating base, the Egg Chair allows sitters to swivel toward a conversation area or away from others if privacy is desired. It also tilts back for relaxed lounging. This is the authentic Egg Chair manufactured by Republic of Fritz Hansen. Made in Poland. The Egg Chair tilts and swivels. Finely upholstered, the fabric or leather is hand-sewn onto the frame. Materials: Fiberglass-reinforced polyurethane foam shell; satin-chromed steel column; injection-molded aluminum base; fabric or leather upholstery. GabrielÂ® FameÂ® upholstery: 95% wool, 5% polyamide. Maharam KvadratÂ® Tonus upholstery: 90% wool, 10% HelancaÂ®. Basel upholstery: 90% new wool, 10% nylon; Sorensen leather piping. Leather upholstery: full-grain leather or cowhide. Measurements:H 42.25" W 34" D 37.5" Seat H 14.5"
The Risom Arm Lounge Chair (1943), by Danish designer Jens Risom, is testament to the simplicity and ingenuity that is so often found in timeless modern furniture. One of the first pieces commissioned by Knoll®, it brought the natural materials and understated form of Scandinavian design to large-scale U.S. production. Originally constructed with surplus parachute straps, the chair made the best of the few materials available during WWII. Today, the streamlined hardwood frame is expertly joined with mortise and tenon construction, and the heavy-duty cotton straps are tightly basket-woven across the frame for strength and resilience. Greenguard® certified for sustainable materials and manufacturing. Each piece is stamped with the KnollStudio logo and the designers signature. This is the authentic Risom Arm Lounge Chair produced by Knoll. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Maple hardwood in a clear lacquer or ebonized finish, or walnut hardwood in a clear lacquer finish; 100% natural cotton webbing. Measurements:H 29" W 23.5" D 25" Seat H 15.5"
With his iconic seating collection, Harry Bertoia transformed industrial wire rods into a new furniture form. The events that made this work possible began a decade earlier at Cranbrook Academy of Art, when Bertoia met Florence Knoll (then Florence Schust). Years later, the Italian-born designer was invited to work for Florence and her husband, Hans Knoll. Bertoia was given the freedom to work on whatever suited him, without being held to a strict design agenda, and the result of this arrangement was the Bertoia Seating Collection (1952). Featuring a delicate filigreed appearance thats supremely strong, these airy seats are sculpted out of steel rods. In his art, Bertoia experimented with open forms and metal work, and these chairs were an extension of that work. If you look at the chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture, said Bertoia. Space passes through them. After designing his seating collection, Bertoia returned to focusing mostly on sculpture. This is the authentic Bertoia Diamond Lounge Chair produced by Knoll. The Knoll logo is stamped into its base. Chair made in Italy; seat pad made in U.S.A. In honor of Bertoias 100th birthday, Knoll has introduced a version of this classic finished in 18-karat plated gold. Black and White frames can be used outdoors with limited exposure to the elements. Chrome and Gold frames are not for outdoor use. Vinyl seat pad can be used outdoors and is secured to chair with metal snaps. Bouclé full cover is not for outdoor use. Materials: Welded steel rods; polished chrome finish with chrome connections, 18K gold plated with stainless steel connections or bonded Rilsan® finish with stainless steel connections; vinyl seat pad (65% polyester, 35% rayon) or KnollTextiles Classic Bouclé upholstery (57% nylon, 43% wool). Measurements:H 30" W 33.5" D 28.25" Seat H 16.5"
Charles and Ray Eames had ideas about making a better world, one in which things were designed to bring greater pleasure to our lives. Their iconic Eames Lounge Chair (1956) began with a desire to create a chair with the warm, receptive look of a well-used first basemans mitt. The result has become the consummate lounge. In continuous production since its introduction, the Eames Lounge Chair is widely considered one of the most significant designs of the 20th century. Pairing soft, inviting leather with the sleek form of molded wood, this piece was the culmination of the Eameses efforts to create a club chair using the molded plywood technology that they pioneered in the 40s. Even today, each piece is assembled by hand to ensure the highest level of quality and craftsmanship, and youll be pleased to discover that this chair gets even better with use and age. The configuration of this chair is a registered trademark, and this is the authentic Eames Lounge Chair by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Seven-ply walnut, santos palisander, white ash or ebonized ash veneer shells; molded plywood internal frame; die-cast aluminum back brace and swivel base; stainless steel leveling floor glides; polyurethane foam cushions; Maharam Mohair Supreme fabric upholstery or Spinneybeck® Vicenza, Herman Miller® MCL or Edelman® All-Grain leather upholstery. Measurements:H 32" W 32.75" D 32.75" Seat H 15"
Eoos is a studio based in Vienna that was founded in 1995 by designers Martin Bergmann, Gernot Bohmann and Harald Gründl. The name is a playful variant of Eous, one of the four chariot horses of sun god Helios, according to Greek mythology. It was the first name that resonated with the trio after they spotted it in a copy of Ovids Metamorphoses that just so happened to be lying around their office, chosen in part for the way a horses erratic jaunts evoke a designers irregular everyday forays into the conceptual. Eoos has won more than 70 international awards, including the Compasso dOro. Its Crosshatch Chair (2014) balances a visually light aesthetic with sturdy construction, consisting of parachute cord precisely wrapped around a solid wooden frame and seat bottom. The chair imparts the feeling of being suspended in a cozy nest, with a slightly canted back for ample comfort and support. Crosshatch works well in both living areas and office spaces. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Solid walnut frame; foam cushion with Dacron® wrap; nylon parachute cord; MCL leather or 100% wool felt fabric upholstery. Measurements:H 28.5" W 31.25" D 30.25" Seat H 14.75" Arm H 22.5"
The iconic LCM (1946) began as an experiment in the Eameses apartment, where they were molding plywood in what they called the Kazam! Machine. The machine pressed thin sheets of wood veneer against a heated membrane that was inflated by a bicycle pump. Humble beginnings for what would become one of the worlds most widely recognized and highly coveted chairs. Low-slung, with an expertly crafted molded seat and back (no bike pumps are used today), this chair cradles you in a comfortable position. Its form relates directly to the human body and holds no secrets as to how it succeeds technically. The slender rod base provides superior strength, while rubber shock mounts buffer against jarring movement. This original is an authentic product of Herman Miller, Inc. Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. LCM stands for lounge chair with metal legs. Materials: Molded five-ply seat and back; walnut, white ash or santos palisander wood veneer, ebony-stained ash veneer or red-stained ash veneer; chromed-steel or black powder-coated legs and back brace; rubber shock mounts; self-leveling nylon glides. Measurements:H 26.5" W 22" D 24.5" Seat H 15.5"
Son and pupil of architect P.V. Jensen Klint, best known as the designer of Grundtvigs Church in Copenhagen, Kaare Klint went on to become known as one of the forefathers of modern Danish furniture design. In 1924, he founded the department of furniture design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, which shaped future furniture designers such as Poul Kjærholm and Børge Mogensen. Through his work, he defined the fundamental traits of Danish modern furniture: clean lines, fine materials and exceptional craftsmanship. Klint based his furniture designs on functional principles and careful analyses of human proportions. His Safari Chair and Footrest (1933) take their design cues from the light, portable camp chairs used by English officers. Remarkably, Safari can be easily assembled and disassembled entirely without tools, and this knockdown capability has made it a modern classic. Made in Denmark. Materials: Solid ash frame with smoked oil finish; canvas or leather seat; adjustable leather straps. Measurements:H 31.5" W 22.5" D 22.5" Seat H 13.5" Arm H 22"
DWR Exclusive Running into legendary designer Jens Risom in the halls at DWR headquarters was one of the many pleasures of working here. Over the years, we collaborated with Risom on a number of new product launches and re-launches like this Chair (1949), originally designed for the Caribe Hilton Hotel in Puerto Rico. Decades had passed since this collection was in production, and Risom worked closely with us on every step of its return, from reviewing prototypes, to adjusting tiny details, to advocating cost-effective changes in the manufacturing process. Like all the furniture by this iconic designer, this collection has a subtle Scandinavian sensibility that works with modern and traditional settings. Or, as Risom put it, Good design means that anything good will go well with other equally good things. Slipcovers are removable for cleaning. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Solid oak or walnut frame; plywood panel under seat cushion; fabric or Elmosoft Scandinavian semi-aniline leather upholstery. Measurements:H 29.5" W 28" D 28" Seat H 16" Arm H 24.5"
Craig Bassam is an architect and designer whose career started with Bruce Eeles, a disciple of Marcel Breuer. His partner, Scott Fellows, is a Harvard MBA who transformed the Swiss firm Bally. Together they are BassamFellows, described as the design worlds A-team by The Times of London . In 2010, they started collaborating with the Michigan-based company Herman Miller to develop refined seating that complements the classic works by Eames, Nelson and Noguchi. The Bolster Sofa Collection (2014) is one of the results of this special union, delivering an inviting and thoughtfully scaled solution for spaces large and small. Taking its name from the shape of its horizontal pillows, Bolster provides supportive upright sitting as well as plush comfort for those times when you want to stretch out and relax. Made in U.S.A. Bolster features soft, pliable cushions that allow its leather to stretch and loosen a bit more than on other designs, resulting in a plush, well-used look that adds warmth and character over time. Materials: Kiln-dried, corner-blocked hardwood frame; unidirectional webbing suspension; foam cushions wrapped in Featherblend™ fill (50% Ultima Supreme™ polyester fibers, 45% UltraClean™ duck feathers, 5% UltraClean™ duck down); solid stainless steel legs; 100% wool fabric or MCL all-grain leather upholstery. Measurements:H 29" W 36" D 32" Seat H 16.5" Seat D 21.5" Arm H 24"
In spirit and stature, Marcel Breuer's Wassily Chair (1925) from Knoll has few equals. Believed to be the first bent tubular steel chair design, the Wassily Chair distills the traditional club chair to a series of strong, spare lines, executed with dynamic material counterpoint. The gleaming chrome-finished tubular steel frame – inspired by the graceful, curving handlebars of the Adler bicycle – is seamless in its assemblage. Thick cowhide leather, belting leather or canvas slings create the design's seating surfaces, which maintain their crisp tautness for decades. Named for Wassily Kandinsky, the father of abstract painting and a colleague of Breuer's at the Bauhaus, the Wassily Chair is a symbol of the industrial heroism and engineering invention of the early 20th century. Made in Italy. Each piece is stamped with the KnollStudio logo and the designer's signature. The Wassily Chair is a registered trademark of Knoll, Inc., manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Processed in the Santa Croce region of Italy, 100% vegetable-tanned, aniline-dyed Spinneybeck® belting leather is smooth, with a tight-grain texture and rich saturated color; it has a light, protective, water-resistant finish. Materials: Tubular steel frame with polished chrome finish; leather or fabric slings; plastic glides. Canvas: 100% natural cotton canvas slings. Belting leather: 100% vegetable-tanned, aniline-dyed Spinneybeck® belting leather slings. Cowhide: Cowhide leather slings. Measurements:H 28.75" W 30.75" D 27" Seat H 16.5" Arm H 23"