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Eames Plastic Side Chair DSW
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Eames Plastic Side Chair DSR
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CH24 Wishbone Chair
Eames Plastic Armchair DAR
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Series 7 Promotion Set 3+1
Series 7 Chair 3107
Panton Chair
S 43 Classic
S 32 / S 32 N
Eames Fiberglass Chair DSW
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Masters Set of 4
Eames Plastic Side Chair DSX
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About A Chair AAC 22
DKR Wire Chair
Tip Ton
Click Chair
209 / 210
SE 68
S 43 F Classic
Louis Ghost
HAL Wood
646 Leggera
Louis Ghost Set of 4
Eames Fiberglass Chair DSR
New colours
All Plastic Chair
Panton Chair Classic
Hee Dining Chair
Belleville Armchair Wood
Victoria Ghost
Panton Chair smow Edition
Special Edition
Aluminium Group EA 103 / EA 104
S 43 Classics in Colour
Eames Fiberglass Chair DSX
New colours
HAL Armchair Wood
Cover Chair
Panton Chair Classic Glow Edition - Exhibition Piece
Special Edition
Eames Plastic Armchair DAX
New colours
Fiber Armchair
Plywood Group DCW
Generic A
S 533
Belleville Chair Wood
214 K
Elephant Wood
Pressed Chair
About A Chair AAC 20
Ant Chair 3101
Basel Chair
La Marie
CH23 Dining Chair
Juno Chair
J77 Chair
HAL Tube
Belleville Chair Outdoor
Palissade Dining Armchair
Luxembourg Chair
Ami Ami Chair
Visu Chair
NAP Armchair
Segesta Wood
Result Chair
404 / 404F
NAP Stacking Chair
Softshell Side Chair
Elephant Swivel Chair
Catifa 46 Swivel Chair
DKX Wire Chair
Schulz Chair
214 Two-Tone
Special Edition
LP Chair
Bistro Folding Chair
CH26 Dining Chair
Luxembourg Armchair
In Between Chair
S 533 F Limited Edition
Special Edition
J110 Chair
Standard SP
Masters Metallic
Maui Chair
About A Chair AAC 12
J42 Chair
S 32 N / S 64 N Pure Materials
Folding Air-Chair
Form Armchair
Nerd Chair
Tom Vac
.03 Black

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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