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Eames Plastic Side Chair DSW
Offer 6 + LAR
Eames Plastic Armchair DAW
Offer 6 + LAR
Eames Plastic Side Chair DSR
Offer 6 + LAR
Eames Plastic Armchair DAR
Offer 6 + LAR
CH24 Wishbone Chair
S 43 Classic
Offer
Series 7 Chair 3107
Eames Fiberglass Chair DSW
Offer 6 + LAR
Panton Chair
About A Chair AAC 22
S 32 / S 32 N
DSW Promotion Set of 4
Offer
SE 68
Louis Ghost
Offer
Eames Plastic Side Chair DSX
Offer 6 + LAR
Masters
Offer
CH23 Dining Chair
Eames Fiberglass Chair DSR
Offer 6 + LAR
S 43 F Classic
Offer
DKR Wire Chair
Cover Armchair
Tip Ton
646 Leggera
214
Victoria Ghost
Offer
209 / 210
In Between Chair
Offer
Click Chair
HAL Wood
Result Chair
Eames Plastic Armchair DAX
Offer 6 + LAR
Louis Ghost Set of 4
Offer
Belleville Armchair Wood
Masters Metallic
Offer
Tom Vac
LAR
Offer 6 + LAR
Aluminium Group EA 103 / EA 104
Panton Chair Classic Glow Edition - Exhibition Piece
Special Edition
Panton Chair Classic
Elephant Wood
Landi Chair
Chair_One
La Marie
Offer
Stool-Tool
Visu Chair
J42 Chair
Panton Chair smow Edition
Special Edition
A.I.
New
Cover Lounge Chair
Masters Set of 4
Offer
Eames Fiberglass Chair DSX
Offer 6 + LAR
Drop
DKX Wire Chair
Belleville Chair Wood
Palissade Dining Armchair
214 Two-Tone
Special Edition
About A Chair AAC 12
Ami Ami Chair
Offer
All Plastic Chair
Segesta Wood
Offer
Aava Chair
CH88T
S 64 Swivel Chair
Air-Chair
J77 Chair
404 / 404F
Offer
HAL Tube
Hee Dining Chair
Catifa 46 Swivel Chair
Elephant Swivel Chair
118 / 118 M
LP Chair
Schulz Chair
Belleville Chair Outdoor
Juno Chair
Plywood Group DCM
Fiber Armchair
CH26 Dining Chair
Flux
Bertoia Chair
Air-Armchair
Bistro Folding Chair
Pressed Chair
HAL Armchair Wood
Luxembourg Chair
Luxembourg Armchair
Maui Chair
Offer
S 43 Classics in Colour
Offer
Nerd Chair
Generic A
Offer
.03
B25
.05
Ant Chair 3101
S 32 N / S 64 N Pure Materials
Basel Chair
Series 7 Chair 3107 - Monochrome
Luxembourg Low Armchair
.03 Black
S 33 N All Seasons

The Multi-purpose chair


So much more than just a chair

There is no one perfect chair - there are any number of perfect chairs. Whether searching for seating for the kitchen, living room, garden or office, the choice is not only multi-faceted. But endless. Among the "filters" one can use to narrow, and focus the choice are considerations such as if the required chair should be classic, practical or comfortable - or would a more versatile design not be more appropriate? Versatile. No problem! Renowned manufacturers such as Vitra, Thonet or Fritz Hansen offer distinctive, timeless designs for indoor and outdoor use, including collections of chairs suitable for any purpose and function, collections which thanks to the wide range of colours and materials mean that they can be used effortlessly in any space.

Victoria Ghost from Kartell

The multi-purpose chair is always ready.

Any time, any place, any where. Most manufacturers of multi-purpose chairs offer them with or without armrests and with a wide range of bases and frames including steel tube and various woods. In particular the Eames Chairs impress through their diversity and flexibility. And once the choice has been made for a particular multi-purpose chair, it need not be forever: Why not swap dining and home-office chairs and thus enjoy a new atmosphere and new seating experiences?

Vitra Eames DSW Chair

From formal language to materiality

Those who like fancy, tend towards the Victoria Ghost or the Louis Ghost from Kartell. Those who prefer it timeless, choose the Ant, the Oxford swivel chair or the Grand Prix from Danish manufacturer Fritz Hansen. In addition one can choose from genuine design classics such as the Vitra Eames DSW Side Chair or the Thonet cantilever S 43 Classic. The decision making process is however just as much one of materiality as it is one of aesthetics; among the myriad materials available for contemporary multi-purpose chairs one finds natural materials such as cane or wood, metal in numerous finishes and forms and synthetics, be that plastic mesh or polypropylene as used, for example, to shape the curved seat shell of the HAY About a Chair AAC 22. The SE 68 chair from Wilde+ Spieth is made of real wood veneer and functions equally well as a dinning chair or as an office chair.

Thonet cantilever S 43


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