Stacking are very practical and there’s no doubt about it. With so many different possible configurations in which they can be used, there’s really no point in making such distinctions. What we’re interested in today is the way in which furniture designers managed to make stacking chairs look stylish and eye-catching without interfering with what they do best: save space.
If simplicity and class are on your list of priorities when browsing for new furniture, perhaps the DAO chairs would fit nicely in your custom interior design. These stackable chairs are made of metal which can either be painted black or white and their seat and backrest are made of oak wood, black or natural. The chair is designed by Shin Azumi for Coedition.
You can’t really tell just by looking at it but the Myto chair is a unique furniture piece with unusual and revolutionary properties. The chair was developed by Konstantin Grcic together with Plank and BASF. The thing that makes it stand out from other stacking chairs is the fact that it’s made entirely from Ultradur plastic, a material which is extremely flexible. The chair has a stable frame while the seat and backrest are flexible thanks to their net-like structure.
If the Masters chair looks a bit familiar that may be because its design is a hybrid that combines elements and influences from other classical pieces such as the Series 7 by Arne Jacobsen, Charles Eames’ Eiffel Chair or the Tulip Armchair by Eero Saarinen. The resulting hybrid fuses together these unique styles. The Masters chairs are designed by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet, they can be used both indoors and outdoors and they’re lightweight and stackable.
Konstantin Grcic also designed the Miura stool, a really chic and versatile furniture piece which can be used in a variety of settings, both indoors and outdoors. The stool was designed for Plank in 2005 and it comes in a variety of bright colors such as orange, red, blue, green but also the timeless black and white. It’s simple, recyclable and stackable.
Meet Luc, a stackable chair designed by Prototype in 2010. It has a sturdy frame with the seat and backrest made of bent 2mm aluminum which appear to form a single continuous line. The seat looks as if it’s hanging although that’s just an optical illusion given by its unusual form and unexpected lines. The seat and the backrest are upholstered in felt available in several different colors.
Space-efficiency is important and not just in the case of tiny rooms. In fact, why waste space when you can take full advantage of it in a more practical manner? Stackable chairs are pretty great in this sense and models such as Copenhague reflect that with their simple, versatile and highly practical designs. This is a chair crafted out of solid oak, with a lacquered finish.
Just by looking at the Monza armchair we can think of at least three configurations that could make the most of its smart design. Great for office spaces, kitchen nooks or for bar and bistro configurations, the chair impresses with its simple and chic design resulted from the combination of two materials, wood and plastic and two contrasting colors. A removable seat cushion can also be added for increased comfort.
The simple form and minimalist lines of the M1 chair and the fact that several of them can be easily stacked are elements that contribute to an overall versatile and practical design. This makes the chair a good option for a variety of spaces and environments. Its design combined a stainless steel frame with a polypropylene seat and as a whole the piece is lightweight and easy to maneuver.
It has a very suggestive name and a design that’s both eye-catching and functional. The Y Chair by Tom Dixon is available in three version, a Y base one, one with a swivel base and one with a sled base. This is the sled version which, in addition to looking stylish is also stackable. The chair also offers a variety of different upholstery options to choose from.
It’s often the little things that matter the most, like for instance the fact that this chair has a handle that lets you easily grab it and move it around. It’s a detail that puts it on top of other similar stackable chairs. In case you’re wondering how you’re ever going to find this piece, that should be easy enough since it has such a catchy name: the Handle Chair.
This is the type of chair you could use in pretty much any room of the house but also in offices and other environments. The design of the Solo Chair is simple and timeless. You can find it in a variety of colors and finishes. The chair was designed by Nitzan Cohen and is made of wood complemented by a leather seat.
If you want a chair that’s reliable, practical and versatile, you can always count on the Canteen Utility Chair. It has a simple design with a bent tubular steel frame and plywood seat and backrest. It’s lightweight but it also looks solid and it comes in several different colors so you can mix and match them however you want.
Stools are already space-efficient and very practical so imagine how much more user-friendly they can be if you could also stack them to save space. There are, in fact, plenty of such options, this being one of them.
These are the type of chairs you would expect to see in a garden or on a deck or terrace. They’re pretty versatile in fact so you can also bring them indoors if you think they fit in the decor.
Designer Daniel Lau created something similar: a wire-frame chair called Kai. The chair has a simple and graphical design which gives it a sculptural and attractive look. This contemporary piece is available in a wide range of different colors. You can add a seat cushion for more comfort.
The design of the Layer chair is a little bit deceiving. The backrest smoothly transitions to the seat and front legs while one of its two layers forms the back legs. Overall, the design is fluid and really sleek. The chair is also lightweight, being made of plywood.
The way in which these stools can be stacked is pretty cool actually. You can stack several to create a tower that looks pretty interesting. This is the ercol Svelto stool, a simple and quirky piece made of solid oak and with a concave seat.