Mid Century Chair Styles

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Seating is arguably the aspect of interior design we use most often, which means investing in quality is vital. Of course, we all want great designs that catch the eye, but it’s not enough to simply have seating that looks good, as comfort is so important to the success of seating. This is why the mid-century design movement is so popular when it comes to seating. A large focus of the mid-century movement was a focus on functionality as well as design, meaning chairs from this time were designed primarily for comfort, without sacrificing great aesthetics. With so many options to choose from with a variety of celebrated designers, it’s important to do your research before you settle on your mid-century seating. That’s where we come in. Sit back, relax and enjoy exploring the extensive collection of mid-century chair styles available right here at Vinterior.

Why choose mid-century chair styles?

What is it that makes mid-century design so appealing even today? This is a question which can be answered in three simple words: forms follows function. The enduring popularity of mid-century design is based largely on the fact that pieces from this period are functional as well as attractive. Following on from the more ornate looks of the Georgian, Victorian and Art Deco design schools, the mid-century took a different route by paring furniture back – exchanging decorative flourish for a more restrained and simple sense of chic. As well as high quality manufacture and thoughtful creation, mid-century pieces get their luxurious look from features such as gentle organic curves, clean lines and the exploration of different materials and colours.

This is certainly the case when it comes to mid-century chair styles. Whether we’re discussing dining chairs, armchairs, tub chairs, reclining chairs, rocking chairs, desk chairs, swivel chairs, garden chairs or another kind of seating entirely, the mid-century focus on functionality and sleek simplicity never wavers. Leading mid-century names like Eames, G Plan and Ercol are responsible for some of the most iconic chair designs of the last hundred years.

Introducing mid-century chair styles into your home

Mid-century seating is perfect for practically any space in the home. More luxurious leather and Chesterfield designs work perfectly as a comfortable desk chair in a home office, using brass studding to exude professional elegance. Alternatively, quirkier and more eclectic seating designs by the likes of Josef Hoffman, Maison Jansen or Verner Panton can act as an attractive and eye-catching focal point in any living area or reading nook.

More industrial designs using metallic materials like aluminium work beautifully as seating in the dining room or in an open kitchen. Consider Italian designers like Maro Botta for a real sense of luxury.

Shop for mid-century chair styles at Vinterior

Vinterior is the number one online marketplace in the UK for heritage, characterful and unique furniture. Our extensive collection features many thousands of premium furniture solutions, including vintage, antique, contemporary, upcycled, retro and of course mid-century pieces. So whatever your style, you’ll find it at Vinterior. We only list pieces that meet our high standards for quality, character and charm, selecting items from more than one thousand trusted sellers, brands and designers.

Discover just how exciting the world of seating can be by exploring the mid-century chair styles available right here at Vinterior.