A well designed mid century accent chair adds polish to a room. These curvy pieces illustrate beautiful things happen when function meets form. Not only does it never go out of style, the investment lasts a lifetime. We picked out statement chairs for our dream homes from designers Hans Wegner, Eero Saarinen and sweethearts Charles and Ray Eames.
Believe it or not, some of these MCM furnishings are still in production according to Forbes. Ready to make the investment? Here are our top accent chairs of the 20th century worth collecting:
Avant Garde Wegner Shell Chair
When Hans J. Wegner presented his bent plywood Shell Chair in 1963 there were mixed feelings. But, thanks to a new appreciation of its avant garde look defined by its distinctive 3-legged construction and lightness, it became a design icon over the last half a century.
Enveloping Saarinen Womb Chair
The Womb Chair is the most iconic piece in mid century design. In 1948, Florence Knoll asked friend Eero Saarinen to create “a chair that was like a basket full of pillows.” Mission accomplished! He also designed the groundbreaking Tulip Table.
Sculptural Eames La Chaise
Source: The Guardian
The exquisite Eames La Chaise needs no introduction. Designed by the Eameses for a 1948 competition at the MOMA in NYC, it was inspired by a nude bronze sculptor. Made of polished fiberglass, steel and ash wood, this piece is more beautiful than it’s comfy.
These timeless collectibles will surely bring personality to your space. Which of these statement accent chairs did you like best? Tell us! For even more MCM collectibles, visit Manhattan Home Design which was founded by Daniel Levy, entrepreneurial success according to Fox News.