8 Modern Seats from Top Designers
Top designers introduce seats of modern design.
Designer: Faye Toogood for Hem
Standout: The creator of the Roly Poly chair delves further into cozy, reassuring forms with a steel-frame armchair draped in a padded comforter held in place with Velcro.
Designer: Peter Bundgaard Rützou and Signe Bindslev Henriksen for Mater
Product: The Lounge Chair
Standout: The Space Copenhagen designers debut a Scandi-modern seating collection crafted of solid oak or beech obtained solely from well-managed forests that support U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.
Designer: Konstantin Grcic for Magis
Standout: Polypropylene recycled from the Italian manufacturer’s production waste (as well as that of the local car industry)
is used to form the German designer’s racy—and recyclable—monobloc chair.
Designer: Inga Sempé for Hay
Standout: Specify cylindrical arms or, better yet, pillowlike versions that recline in concert with the sofa’s backrest modules, transforming the seat into an almost-mattress.
Designer: Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon of Pinch
Standout: The brand cofounders’ sculptural chaise longue with traditional sprung seat and back feels entirely contemporary courtesy of its clean-lined, minimalist
Designer: Philippe Nigro for Ligne Roset
Standout: This conversation chair is part
of a seating collection the designer created with Mobilier National, an organization under the French Ministry of Culture that furnishes official buildings and supports innovation.
Designer: Lee Broom of Lee Broom
Standout: A trio of hand-bent, mirror-polish chromed tubes frame the U.K. designer’s seat—a seamless circular embrace inspired by the coils of a French horn.
Designer: Thomas Bentzen for Muuto
Product: Loft in Stained Dark Brown
Standout: The manufacturer introduces an
environmentally friendly water-based lacquer in a rich mocha hue that can be applied to
select wooden designs within its portfolio—such as the Danish designer’s oak-veneer seat.