Chair Styles Guide, Old VS New

chair styles guide

There are so many different kinds of chairs. Some of them are cathedral, bergere, gondola, rocking and club chair. Check out this chair guide and learn more about the different styles and types of chairs.

cathedral style chair

Maxim Velcovsky of the Qubus Studio has redesigned the interior of a church in Eastern Bohemia

Cathedral chair: The word cathedral is derived from the Greek noun cathedra which translates as seat and refers to the presence of the bishop’s (or archbishop’s) chair or thronen. The Cathedral Style emerged as a revival of the Medieval Style during the Louis Philippe period.

New edition: Panton Chair is a furniture design classic. Verner Panton created it back in 1960, and together with Vitra, he developed a version that was ready for series production (1967). It was the very first single mould all plastic chair.

bergere oak chair

Bergere chair: Developed in France, 1725, a type of upholstered armchair with closed sides.

New edition: The Bergere 213 oak chair is an icon of Autoban’s unique design sensibility. Inspired by the classical French armchair, this chair has a solid wood profile and an outer shell giving the impression of a box. The luxurious upholstery softens the inner face of the sofa making it ideal for any space.

bergere chair dog deer louXVI frame

Bergere Gondola Chair: A bergere chair with a concave or back rounded.

New edition: “Dog/Deer” Loius XVI frame by Distant Origin. This funky chair is part of the Renoma Photo Bergere collection and this pooch is not the only one who will get his 5 minutes of fame.

red verner panton relaxer rocking chair

Rocking Chair: The rocking chair’s origins to North America during the early 18th century. Benjamin Franklin was the inventor of rocking chairs, they were originally used in gardens.

New edition: Relaxing Rocking chair with an interesting and Ergonomic Design by Verner Panton

club deep seating chair

Club Chair: A heavily upholstered easy chair with arms and a low back. The word “club” in club chair harks back to the gentlemen’s clubs in nineteenth century England where a gentleman could go to get away from his household.

New edition: Bubble Club Chair by Kartell

louis XVI  16 ghost chair

Louis XVI chair: The neoclassical, neo-Palladian style, incorporating Greek and Roman elements (columns, pediments, harmonious proportions, swing). The seats are straight lines and geometric.

New Edition: Louis Ghost Chair, a modern interpretation of the classic Louis XVI chair, designed by Philippe Starck.

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