If there’s one piece of furniture that holds a special place in the hearts of designers, it would have to be the statement chair.
No other household item provides such scope for creatives to push the limits. From the Eames Lounge, intended to resemble a well-used baseball mitt, to Jorgen Hovelskov’s Harp Chair, inspired by the shape of a Viking longboat, to Studio 65’s luscious lip-shaped Bocca Sofa, history is littered with examples.
From an interior decoration perspective, a statement chair provides a focal point for a room, injects a sense of fun and elevates the overall look of a space.
A design classic like those mentioned above will set you back thousands of dollars – but it doesn’t necessarily need to be expensive.
Paul McQuillan, an interior design expert from furniture and homewares retailer Curious Grace, says a seat upholstered in an interesting pattern, colour or texture can make an impact.
“It doesn’t have to be a top-brand designer chair – it just needs to have a personality that balances with environment,” he says.
“You can make it a real feature by being completely understated without it having to match the rest of the furniture.”
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