Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: Must-Have Seating Pieces

Some chairs are so well designed you just want to sit there and stay awhile.
Design Objects: Wing Chairs, Lounge Chairs

Some chairs are so well designed you just want to sit there and stay awhile, so put the following on your bucket list of must-have seating pieces.

1. Derived from the Danish word for tranquility and available in nine different colors, the Ro chair was created by Spanish design darling Jaime Hayon in collaboration with the Republic of Fritz Hansen. Grandpa never had it so good. $3,272, at Suite NY, 419 Park Ave. S., NYC, 212-421-3300.

2. DwellStudio’s Serge chair keeps the 1970s vibe stayin’ alive. Diamond-tufted and low-backed, it’s upholstered here in Flanders Putty. $2,475 (as shown), at DwellStudio, 77 Wooster St., NYC, 646-442-6000. 

3. Lounge in style in the 1960s-inspired Bella chair from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, smoothly upholstered here in a single-welt metallic Boden-Citron crushed velvet. $1,820, at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, 210 Lafayette St., NYC, 212-431-2575. 

4. Sure to become your favorite perch for watching TV, the bright orange Brigitte lounge chair from Jonathan Adler is propped up by polished brass legs and channel tufting for a retro flair. $2,250, at Jonathan Adler,
53 Greene St., NYC, 212-941-8950.

5. The brainchild of renowned French designer Jean-Marie Massaud, the Coach chair and ottoman (not shown) features an ecologically friendly frame made from composite flax fiber and organic resin. $12,785 (including ottoman), at Avenue Road, 145 W. 28th St., NYC, 212-453-9880.

6. Consider this limited edition Darboux chair from Craig Van Den Brulle, constructed from cast stainless steel that’s polished to perfection. Its mirror finish and sculptural shape make it a work of art on its own. $76,000, at Craig Van Den Brulle, 192 Elizabeth St., NYC, 212-925-6760.

A version of this article appeared in the May/June 2014 issue of New York Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Shop Talk.