Having the right chairs for your home can make all the difference to your lifestyle.Here are a few of our favourites – from functional chairs for dining or office work, to the perfect armchair for chilling out in, there’s something to suit every room in the house.
1. The dining chair: Ensemble from Chair Boutique
A clean, classic design with a matt chrome finish, this versatile chair is ideal for dining or additional seating in a kitchen. Each one is bespoke, and you can choose from a wide range of fabric options for the upholstery of the seat and back, including easy-care vinyls, faux suede and leather. Available from Chair Boutique, prices start at £377.52.
2. The high chair: Scoop high chair from Brother Max
This clever, awarding-winning chair will actually grow with your child. Suitable from six months, it transforms into a stool for children up to five. Safe, sturdy, easy to clean and stylish, it will fit effortlessly into a contemporary interior. Available in a range of colours, and priced at £339.98 from Kiddicare.
3. The child’s chair: Mini throne from Made With Love Designs
We can’t resist these children’s chairs, handmade in a range of colours from Made With Love Designs. We love the combination of a traditional, Queen Anne style design, and bright, contemporary fabrics that are sure to appeal. Prices start at £120.
4. The child’s fun chair: Rocking chair from Bundles of Joy
Keep children occupied with this fun rocking chair. Available in pink or blue, and personalised with your child’s name to avoid any inter-sibling arguments, it’s sturdy and would make an imaginative christening or birthday present. Available from Bundles of Joy, priced £48.
5. The arm chair:Jonah armchair by James Harrison
This armchair by award-winning designer James Harrison mixes retro design with a fresh, funky fennel green colour. Great for adding colour accents to a room, and comfortable enough for a night in front of the TV. £399, available from MADE.com.
6. The office chair: Black Croft executive chair by Alphason
With its soft, cushioned mesh back, striking colour scheme, fully adjustable seat height and soft seat, we feel this office chair from Alphason ticks all the right boxes, and it’s now 28% off in the sale at Debenhams. Was £175, now £126.
7. The garden chair: Colours chair by Point
This metal garden chair from Spanish company Point will add a vibrant splash of colour to the urban garden. Hardwearing and easy to stack and store, it’s also available in white and green. £160, available from Go Modern.
8. The stackable chair: Industrial Revival Stacking Chair by Alexander and Pearl
Short on space? This must be one of the most versatile chairs we’ve seen – great as a dining chair, an occasional chair, a kitchen chair or even for the odd occasion outdoors. If you buy several, once you’ve finished with them, they stack neatly out of the way ready for next time. £60 each, available in a range of colours from Alexander and Pearl.
9. The kitchen stool: Sula by Oscar and Eve
We’re never seen anything quite like these kitchen stools. Made from reclaimed timber, they’re are ecologically sound as well as stylish. Their adjustable seats are supported by an iron frame, and they’d fit into any décor, traditional or modern. The Sula stool is available from Oscar and Eve, priced at £99.95.
10. The conservatory chair: Cadiz armchair from Kit Stone
Made from all-weather wicker, this armchair will be at home in your conservatory as it will outside. We like the clean lines and traditional design combined with a contemporary colour. Available from Kit Stone, £270.
Normally, sitting on a balloon would cause it to pop, but not in this case!
The Sitting Baloon seat was designed by Florence Jaffrain, from French design agency YOUNOW. In true beanbag style, this is a seat that lets you sit how you want – sprawl on it, slouch on it, lie on it or sit on it – use it to relax and let it hug and support your body.
It’s filled with polystrene balls and will bounce back into its original balloon shape when you manage to prise yourself off it.
This comfy seat is available in 15 lively, contemporary colours and is available from Bouf.
Flat pack furniture – do you love it, or loathe it?
Even if you’re in the latter category, this contemporary chair from Blu Dot is worth a second glance. It doesn’t look like the ‘usual’ style of flat pack furniture….in fact, you wouldn’t be alone in being surprised that it even is flat pack.
The Real Good Chair is made from powder coated steel (the seat), accompanied with painted carbon steel legs. It arrives flat packed and is simply put together by folding along the laser cut lines and attaching the legs. Full instructions and tools are provided and once it’s made it up, you can sit back, relax and enjoy your new seat.
A great design chair for a modern home, this useful piece of furniture is available in aqua blue, white or back for £139, or a rather different looking copper for £299, from Heal’s.
On a dull, somewhat uninspiring Monday morning, we need furniture that will liven things up….and you can’t get much better than a spinning chair.
The aptly named Spun chair is designed by Thomas Heatherwick for Magis and is a great example of a fun and funky contemporary furniture design. Ever wanted to spin around your office on a giant spinning top? This chair will allow you to do just that!
Swivel in a circular rocking movement, spin full circle or simply sit back and relax – the choice is yours.
Available in several suitably lively colours – including red, green and yellow – the spun chair is available from various retailers, including The Conran Shop, who have it in stock from £342.
Are you brave enough to try the Spun chair? See it in action:
We’ve featured the brilliantly designed contemporary Flux chairs before and, if you’ve been hankering after one, then here’s a fab Friday bargain for you.
Designed by Tom Schouten and Douwe Jacobs, the Flux chair is made from a single piece of tough polypropelene.
One of the key benefits of this design, and something that sets it apart from other chairs, is that, when not in use, you can fold the chair down into an envelope shape, so that you can easily and effortlessly store your chair.
Flux chairs are available in a range of colours from the classic black and white, to vibrant red and orange, or soft blue and grey.
Urban Outfitters have the Flux chairs available in eight colour choices and they’ve all been reduced online from £125 to £80 each – giving you a saving of £55.