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Top Ten: Sling Chairs

Sling chairs are simultaneously complex and simplistic. These designs showcase both sides of fabric and leather slung chairs.

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1. The Hunting Chair
DESIGNER: Børge Mogensen
MANUFACTURER: Fredericia
PRICE: $4,116
W710 x D880 x H680mm

Designed in 1950, this gorgeous sling chair is a vision of rustic sophistication. Leather and oak crafted in a strong profile are resolutely masculine.

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2. Folding Chair
DESIGNER: Mogens Koch
MANUFACTURER: Carl Hansen and Son
PRICE: $800
19.7” w x 19.7” d x 34.3” h

Folding Chair by Mogens Koch is a classic form and one of the most recognizable uses of fabric seat and backs. Versatile and compact, the chair is a classic in sling seating comfort.

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3. Outdoor LC1 Sling Chair
DESIGNER: Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand
MANUFACTURER: Cassina
PRICE: $2,345
23.75” x 25.25” x 25.5”

A dream design team created this unmistakeable classic sling chair that stays clean and angular even with leather slung seat and back.

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4. Paulistano Armchair
DESIGNER: Paulo Mendes da Rocha
PRICE: $1,550
H 33” W 27.5” D 27.5”

Originally designed for the Paulistano Athletic Club in São Paulo, Brazil, the frame of Paulistano Armchair is a continuous 17-foot-long piece of solid steel, is welded in a single spot.

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5. Overdyed Sling Chair
DESIGNER: Sit and Read and Still & Co
MANUFACTURER: Sit and Read
PRICE: $1,650

An angular steel frame is slung with brightly over-dyed rugs for this industrially artful version of the sling chair.

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6. Toro Lounge Chair
DESIGNER: Blu Dot
MANUFACTURER: Blu Dot
PRICE: $1,099
32.25” x 25.5” x 31.5”

Available in natural leather and black, this low slung lounger is the definition of contemporary with a big nod to its rustic roots.

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7. Spoleto Chair
DESIGNER: Ufficio Tecnico
MANUFACTURER: Knoll
PRICE: $1,155
18.5” w x 23.5” d x 32.5” h

A simple, cantilevered form from of the Spoleto Chair allows the impeccably tailored leathered seat and back.

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8. Venice Beach Deck Chair
DESIGNER: Gallant and Jones
MANUFACTURER: Gallant and Jones
PRICE: $291
Length up to 41” Height up to 36” Width 23.5”

A simple deck chair draped with beautifully playful materials give any outdoor garden a contemporary pop.

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9. Harter Sling Side
MANUFACTURER: Harter
PRICE: Inquire for pricing
W 26” x H 27”

Harter Sling sticks to its clean, modernist roots while featuring a new arched back.

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10. SeaX
DESIGNER: Jean-Marie Massaud
MANUFACTURER: Dedon
PRICE: Inquire for pricing

Another folding chair with attention to material, construction and details that Dedon and Massaud have become known for.

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Posted February 26th, 2013 by Jean Lin


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