Unique Chair Designs and Ideas
Chairs, every home has a few. Most of them are not as out there as the ones we will show you in this collection, but you may have a few designs lurking in your head that may get added inspiration from what you are about to see. Your unusual chair design may even be featured in our next installation.
If you were wondering what could make your poker nights a bit more interesting, you should look no further than card chairs.
In bold colors of red and yellow and with images of the King of Diamonds, King of Spades, Queen of Hearts, and Jack of Clubs (design is featured on both the front and the back of the chair) these might not be the comfiest chairs around, but they do make a statement.
Guitar Chair From Metz Functional Art
Created by MetzFunctionalArt and available on Etsy, this guitar swivel chair is custom-made to resemble a Gibson Les Paul guitar. It is made from dry Russian birch and has been lacquered with 20 coats for a high gloss finish. Did I mention it also swivels? Yes, it does.
Ideally suited for any Keith Richards wannabes. Or alternatively, if you want to add an interesting focal point to your living room.
Do you like bugs? Well, sorry for asking, but some people do. Some people even – gasp – collect them! But I digress.
Bugchairs have been inspired by Googie architecture, Schwinn bikes from the 60s, vintage auto upholstery, the Retrofuturism movement, and Eames bentwood furniture (and not necessarily in that particular order).
The Bug chairs are custom-made on a thick plywood base with tuck and roll style marine grade vinyl over automotive grade foam. Bug chairs can also be made in the color of your choice.
These are sturdy, bright, and sure to make a statement. And on a definite plus side – they are nowhere near as gross as one would think.
Roll Off Office Chair
This might be a contender if you are looking for a new office chair. You might want to put a cushion on it to make it easier on your back, but it certainly makes an interesting spin on the traditional office chair design.
It also features decorated seating and wheels at the base. I honestly do not know how comfortable (or uncomfortable) this chair might be, so it would be safer to consult your chiropractor beforehand.
Rocker Rocking Chair
Let’s face it – rocking chairs do conjure a certain image. Of mums snuggling their babies before they lull them to sleep or nosey old ladies sitting on the porch watching the world go by (read – spying on their neighbors).
Who would have thought a rocking chair could look so cool? Or bright? Or simply ingenious? These Rocker Rocking chair has been handmade from more than 300 pieces of recycled material, which makes them eco-friendly, too.
So, if you are looking for something for your porch (and to give your neighbors something to gossip about), the Rocker Rocking chair just might be it.
Porsche 997 GT3 RS Office Chair
If you ever harbored ambitions to become a race car driver, this office chair might be it. If you ever wanted to own a Porsche (or a Ferrari or a Maserati), but it was just out of your price range, this office chair might be it.
The Porsche 997 GT3 RS office chair features a Porsche seat from a car delivered from Posche’s factory in Germany for a professional racing team. The seat was removed immediately since the car had a one-piece racing shell.
It features extra shoulder support, it is tilted from the base, and the rear seat back tilt can be adjusted with the help of a wall power adapter. You can have it painted to match your office decor.
The price point of $4.499.99 still might be steep, but it is less expensive than a Porsche (tires, trimmings, and seats included).
The Clutch Chair
Created and made by Scott Jarvie. The Clutch Chair is an exploratory research piece that comments on our disposable culture. This particular piece was selected as the Curator’s choice at the Noise Festival 2008 by Zaha Hadid, and it is made from more than 10,000 drinking straws.
Given it does not look too comfortable, not to mention it does not have a leg to stand on (quite literally), it does make for an interesting concept.
Lockheed Lounge was created in 1986 and designed by Marc Newson. In 2007 it was set to be auctioned off at Christie’s, London, for a sum between $ 1.6m and $2.4m, making it the world’s most expensive chair. It is all about the fluid aluminum form (for whatever that might be – more fugly aluminum form from where I’m standing).
For that amount of money, one would at least expect good back support, some cushion for the tush and not to slide off at any given moment. But in February of 2009, the world got the new most expensive chair – an armchair belonging to the late French designer Yves Saint Laurent; it is called the Dragons chair, and it was made by Irish designer Eileen Gray at the beginning of the 20th century. It was auctioned off at Christie’s for $27.8m but is part of a collection. Just look at it – it looks so much more comfortable, AND it has a cushion for the tush!
This might look like a bog standard, regular old plastic chair to the naked eye. Clear plastic natch, but plastic all the same. Ghost chair was created by Design Drift in the Netherlands. Although the manufacturers plan to produce a limited edition eight set of chairs, currently, it is only a concept model.
It uses 3D computer technology, and if you are wondering how the Ghost within the chair is even possible, it is made from millions of air bubbles. When light reflects on the bubbles, you get the Ghost.
Love the sleek, modern design, and even though it is a Ghost chair is nowhere near as creepy as the next item on the list.
I do not know who made the sheep chair or how it was made (and I honestly do not want to know), but this is wrong on many levels. And it’s giving me the heeby jeebies.
Designed by the Suzukike Group for the World Cup in Germany in 2006, the Reccos chair will not look out of place for the 2010 World Cup since it is made from the inside of a soccer ball.
Suzukike Group made a whole line of soccer chairs, but I find this colorful one most eye-catching.
Prickly Pair Chairs
Yes, these chairs look like cacti. And what is even better – you don’t have to water these ones at all! Created by Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers for the Designers block at the Milan Design Week in 2009.
The chairs are meant to represent a juxtaposition of European and Mexican aesthetics (a combination of classical French Rococo chairs and the Nopal cactus featured on the Mexican national shield).
While I love the bright, eye-popping colors and the shape, the prickly bits sticking out everywhere do look a tad bit uncomfortable.
Surreal Minimalism Rocker Chair
This has got to be the most unusual take on office furniture I have ever seen. Created by David Pompa, the collection is called Surreal Minimalism, and it consists out of 8 different upholstered seats and metal bases for you to mix and match and create a whole new chair for your working space.
Pompa created this collection during his MA course at Kingston University, London.
The 4000 AOL CD Chair
Created by Stupidco. the 4000 AOL CD chair took 3 months to complete. As the designers themselves say, It contains 4000 CDs, weighs at least 150 pounds, barely fits through doors, and plugs into an electrical outlet.
All of the materials used for making this chair can be found at your local Office Depot, Sears, and Target, and there are detailed instructions on how to build this throne on the creator’s website (if you fancy a DIY project).
The base is made from 2 cedar crosses with 2250 CDs (and that is just the base). The seat and arms are also made with a wooden base and some 200 CDs are glued together and reinforced with a steel bar. Same with the back. Cathode lights are used for illumination. No wonder this chair is over 150 pounds.
This is a not-so-unique rocking chair that I would like. So many other people same to have the same opinion. It looks like you lie in it and rocks you to sleep.
I am a big believer in having fully useable furniture. And this rocking chair would get my attention most evenings when settling down after a hard day’s work.
The Peg Chair
The Peg chair is also made from fiberglass and available in various colors to suit your decor. The inspiration behind the design was nature (believe it or not). Like seeds falling to the ground and growing into plants, Finn Stone tried to imagine what would happen if all the clothes pegs in English gardens over the summer grew into a bigger version of themselves.
The Peg Chair was created by Finn Stone, a maker of creative contemporary fiberglass furniture from the UK. Some of the company’s products are available at the Conran shop in the UK.
Transformable Jacket Armchair
I do not think I have encountered anything like this before, or will in the future. A jacket that transforms into a chair. Really!
One would imagine this armchair would come in quite handy when camping. And it does look a tad more comfortable than a regular fishing stool. Made by C. P. Company (an Italian clothing manufacturer) and designed by Moreno Ferrari, it is a bright blue polyurethane inflatable jacket that turns into an armchair.
It is waterproof, has magnetic buttons, and comes with an air compressor. Other products from the Transformable range include a waistcoat that turns into a cushion, a parka that turns into an inflatable mattress, and a cloak that turns into a tent.
We hoped to like the unusual and unique in some ways (sheep chair) chair designs that we have listed here. Many of the solid ideas will become collectable in the future, and some will disappear. Good luck finding your comfortable and unique chair.