Designers Select: Seating

Designers Select: Seating
Jun 24, 2013  Designers share their favorite new chairs and benches.

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Designers Select: Seating_01 DianeTaitt.jpg Diane S. Taitt, Assoc. AIA, 

Managing Principal

De Space Designs

Washington, D.C. 

Designers Select: Seating_02 CP2_chair2.jpg  Bernhardt: CP Chair by Charles Pollock

“This armless leather lounger, with a back formed from an unbroken line, is my new classic lounger. 
It is an elegant chair that appears to be perched for takeoff! It is well crafted, airy, and contemporary.”

Designers Select: Seating_03 MoldedWoodSidechair1crop.jpg

Herman Miller: Eames Molded Wood Chair

“The Eames Molded Wood Chair is a beautiful expression of timeless design. I love this familiar, modern, and forward-thinking new iteration. 
The organic, simple wood form can be 
used anywhere.” 

Designers Select: Seating_04 SIXINCH_Blocks.jpg SIXINCH: Blocks

“Blocks by SIXINCH are flexible, minimalist cubes, usable as chairs, benches, tables, or architectural elements. They are available in any color with limitless possibilities for forms, customized graphics, and branding. As a designer, I am 
excited by the creative possibilities!” 

Designers Select: Seating_05 Adams.jpg Jay Adams


Jay Adams Design

San Francisco

Designers Select: Seating_06 Gesture_Steelcase.jpg Steelcase: Gesture

“This chair was designed to move as the human body moves. Easily adjusted articulating arms facilitate use of mobile technology devices. This is the chair for those whose work involves more than just sitting at a desktop computer.”

Designers Select: Seating_07 HOLLYHUNT_OdenseChair.jpg HOLLY HUNT: Odense Chair

“The quality of this chair is impeccable. It is 
bench-made in the United States using sophisticated joinery, and it is upholstered with perfectly consistent French seaming. The wood 
is walnut but can be specified in an ebony finish 
for an elegant look.”

Designers Select: Seating_08 GreenSideChairInterior.jpg JANUS et Cie: Green Side Chair

“Named Green because the shell is made from 
100 percent recycled plastic, this chair can be used outdoors and stacks eight high. Beech wood legs bolt to a powder-coated aluminum frame. Spanish designer Javier Mariscal’s work is always fun.”

Designers Select: Seating_09 Maas_final_BW.jpg  LoriAnn Maas, IIDA


Swanke Hayden Connell Architects

New York

Designers Select: Seating_10 LEPEREPlayBench.jpg LEPERE: Play Bench

“What’s the best thing about candlelight? Everyone looks good. This is the candlelight of benches: skinny, super lean, and oh-so-graceful. I close my eyes and dream of this bench every day when I get on the subway.”

Designers Select: Seating_11 Real_Good_Chair.jpg BluDot: Copper Real Good Chair

“This chair came out a few years ago, but it is recently available in a copper finish. Its patina provides the surface appearance of something 
that has grown beautiful, especially with age or 
use. The copper finish gives BluDot’s modular 
chair a softer look and reveals fingerprints.”

Designers Select: Seating_12 Aellon.jpg Aellon: Rimbaud Bench

"You know when you are walking on the beach and come across an amazing piece of driftwood? That's this bench by Aellon. It is so elegant, simple, and sculptural."