Lounge Act: Seven Designer Chairs
A chair seems a simple enough thing. Plonk down on it, read a book, scribble a note; have a chat with a friend. But a good chair is more than just four legs and some cushions: It’s a spot to sit back, relax and let the day’s stressors melt away. Nor do they all have to look the same—nowadays, designers are playing with form more than ever, casting the humble seat in new, interesting, sculptural shapes that command a room. Here, seven designer chairs that deserve the centre stage.
B&B Italia, Do-Maru Armchair
No list of this calibre is complete without the mention of B&B Italia. Here, the Italian label’s small armchair Do-Maru – named after ancient samurai armour – sees painted and decorated thick leather plates that provide the cushioning. Made of a couple of superimposed bodies, the cast aluminium back support gives the chair its conical profile while the support is provided in tubular metal finished in black chromed or pewter painted finishes matching colour options of white, black and tortora available for the body.