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100 Unusual Chair Designs

From Jolly Jellyfish Seating to Head-Protecting Seating

— March 16, 2015 — Art & Design
This list of uncommon chair designs garners a new wave of interior design products. Whether you're craving mod-influenced pieces or just looking for a new quirky piece to liven up your home, this list holds a wide variety of unique chair designs that are appropriate for any home. Although most of these chairs may not be comfortable, the design aspect is just as important as its comfort.

Depending on how quirky and bold you are looking to design your home, the head-protecting chair or a structural grassy chair will make a perfect addition. Looking for something modern and sleek? Try mirrored sphere seating, sharp hexagonal seats or glass prism chairs. These uncommon chair designs not only ooze creativity, they also scream design conscious.
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Clear Polycarbonate Chairs
Clear Polycarbonate Chairs
Philippe Starck Works with Kartell to Create Single-Mould Seating
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Rounded Rocking Stools
Rounded Rocking Stools
Buoy Multifunctional Chair Rolls About for More Relaxed Sitting Experiences
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98
Minimal Saddle Leather Seating
Minimal Saddle Leather Seating
The Toro Lounge Chair by Blu Dot is Chic and Sophisticated
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97
Wooden Winged Seating
Wooden Winged Seating
The Monroe Chair by Alexander White is Inspired by Marilyn's Iconic Dress
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96
Conjoined Couple Accessories
Conjoined Couple Accessories
Jaime Discusses Valentine's Day Decals for Love-Struck Partners
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95
Revived Retro Seating
Revived Retro Seating
The Pollock Arm Chair Sees the Light of Day After 35 Years
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94
Cheerfully Bubbly Chairs
Cheerfully Bubbly Chairs
This Binome Sculptural Chair Has a Rounded Design
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93
Ancestral Homage Artwork
Ancestral Homage Artwork
Kwangho Lee Pays Tribute to Ancestry with Modernized Pieces
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92
Ancient Amour-Inspired Funiture
Ancient Amour-Inspired Funiture
These Kwanghor Lee 'New Armor' Chairs are Ancient and Modern
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Threaded Mosaic Chairs
Threaded Mosaic Chairs
Edward Granger Collaborated with 'Bend' to Create Colorful Seating
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Lantern-Like Seating
Lantern-Like Seating
Object O by Song Seung-Yong is Inspired by Korean Paper Lights
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89
Sculptural Topographical Seating
Sculptural Topographical Seating
The Poise Chair by Louw Roets is All About Grace and Balance
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Asymmetrically Molded Seats
Asymmetrically Molded Seats
The Stubborn Chair Comprises a Pair of Perches Melted Together
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Cyclops-Like Seating
Cyclops-Like Seating
The Companion Stool by Phillip Grass Never Lets You Feel Lonely
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Playfully Floating Seats
Playfully Floating Seats
The Balloon Chair by h220430 is Inspired by a 1953 French Film
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Jolly Jellyfish Seating
Jolly Jellyfish Seating
Chobotnica Chair Has More Legs Than It Needs, Affording Playful Support
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84
Mongolian Sheep Fur Seating
Mongolian Sheep Fur Seating
Nepal by Paola Navone is Covered in Shaggy Faux Fur
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83
Simple Decomposed Chairs
Simple Decomposed Chairs
Gio Belviso Designs a Seat that Looks Haphazardly Pieced Together
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82
Playful Pixelated Furniture
Playful Pixelated Furniture
This Furniture Set Uses Pixels to Make Beautiful Contemporary Design
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81
Designer Rapper Armchairs
Designer Rapper Armchairs
The Nike Air Yeezy-Inspired Chairs Will Help You Relax Like Kanye West
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Smoldering Modern Seats
Smoldering Modern Seats
The Hot Chair Was Designed for Sitting Near and Not Sitting On
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79
Telephone-Shaped Chairs
Telephone-Shaped Chairs
The 'Firstcall Chair' Offers Comfort and Privacy in a Cute Curvy Design
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Modern Mirrored Furniture
Modern Mirrored Furniture
The Reflection Collection by Lucas & Lucas Encourages Perspective
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Glass Prism Seating
Glass Prism Seating
Tokujin Yoshioka Presents Prism Chairs for Glas Italia in Milan
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Aimlessly Abstract Furniture
Aimlessly Abstract Furniture
The 'Get Lost' Project Shows at Milan's Ventura Lambrate
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75
Odd Bulbous Armchairs
Odd Bulbous Armchairs
The Up 5 Chair by Gaetano Pesce is an Avant Garde Piece of Furniture
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74
Chromatic Lounge Chairs
Chromatic Lounge Chairs
The Acapulco Multi Lounge Chair is Perfect for Springtime Lounging
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Ladder-Like Seating
Ladder-Like Seating
This Lifeguard Chair Gives the Sitter a Sense of Comfort and Security
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72
Fence-Like Loungers
Fence-Like Loungers
The Scandia Senior Easy Chair is Made Out of Wooden Slats
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71
Curved Saddle Seating
Curved Saddle Seating
The Camou Chair is Inspired by the Shape of a Horseback Riding Saddle
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Vibrant Astrology-Inspired Chairs
Vibrant Astrology-Inspired Chairs
This Colorful Chair Collection Makes Waves at Milan Design Week
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69
Contemporary Porch Furnishings
Contemporary Porch Furnishings
The V5 Rocker Chair is a Fresh Take on a Classic Design
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68
Sinuous Wooden Seating
Sinuous Wooden Seating
X2 By Giorgio Caporaso Boasts a Sustainable Organic Silhouette
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67
Futuristic Designer Recliners
Futuristic Designer Recliners
Roberto Cavalli Unveiled His ‘Wings’ Armchair at Milan Design Week
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66
Stone Age Seating
Stone Age Seating
This Soft Stone Chair Feels More Comfortable Than Its Rocky Surface Appears
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65
Painfully Thorny Seats
Painfully Thorny Seats
The Terrible Chair by Michele Oka Doner is Fit for an Evil Queen
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64
Fairytale-Inspired Armchairs
Fairytale-Inspired Armchairs
The Red Riding Hood Caped Armchair Debuted at Milan Design Week 2014
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Head-Protecting Seating
Head-Protecting Seating
The Mamoris Chair Offers Accessible Head Protection in Case of Earthquakes
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Meshy Illuminating Loungers
Meshy Illuminating Loungers
The Nuvola di Luce Chair Introduces Comfort and Atmospheric Qualities
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Mirrored Sphere Seating
Mirrored Sphere Seating
The Narcisse Chair by NOCOD is Inspired by The Narcissist's Tool
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60
Inclusive Split Stools
Inclusive Split Stools
Loveseat Shift Separates Slightly to Accommodate More Than One Sitter
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59
Stone-Balanced Seating
Stone-Balanced Seating
The Bent-Wood Chair Stabilizes Under the Weight of a Large Rock
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58
Sharply Angular Seating
Sharply Angular Seating
These Triangulation Furnishings by Nova Obiecta Defy Tradition
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Skeletal Foliage Seating
Skeletal Foliage Seating
A Sculptural Leaf Chair Naturally Unifies Organic and Contemporary Styles
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Slim-Waisted Office Seats
Slim-Waisted Office Seats
The Cherner Task Chair Tweaks Original Design with Added Wheels
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Bike Frame Chairs
Bike Frame Chairs
The Randonneur by Two Makers Uses Bike-Making Techniques
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Birch Bark Seating
Birch Bark Seating
Natural Textures Become Part of Interior Design with the Suri Chair
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Poetic Wooden Seating
Poetic Wooden Seating
The Funambule Chair is a Fluid Design that is Handmade with Bentwood
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Slanted Dining Set Designs
Slanted Dining Set Designs
These Furnishings by Rasmus Baekkel Fex Defy Gravity
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Modern Rolling Chair
Modern Rolling Chair
Rapide by ONEMANDUO is Inspired by a Wheelbarrow
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Sliced Cylindrical Seating
Sliced Cylindrical Seating
The Roll Chair Unfurls its Circular Contours into a Lovely Lumpy Couch
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49
Modern Bamboo Chairs
Modern Bamboo Chairs
Nendo's Tokyo Tribal Collection Uses Wood for Weaving
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Playfully Bouncy Seating
Playfully Bouncy Seating
The Boing Chair by Karim Rashid is Colorful and Stackable
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Bold Seating Armrests
Bold Seating Armrests
The Vi Chair by Redo Design Studio is a Contemporary Stacking Option
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Teatime Egg Chairs
Teatime Egg Chairs
The Tea Cup Chair Embodies a Simple Modification to Greatly Alter its Image
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Bat-Winged Loungers
Bat-Winged Loungers
The Fly F-A-B Chair By Farg & Blanche is a Wickedly Wild Design
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Spooled Backrest Seating
Spooled Backrest Seating
The Haptic Chair by Trine Kjaer Design Studio Focuses on Textures
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Recycled Silk Ball Seating
Recycled Silk Ball Seating
Meb Rure's Silk Chairs Are Color-Enriched and Incredibly Comfortable
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Latticed Chair Designs
Latticed Chair Designs
Acid Studio Creates the Cetka Chair
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Geometric Jigsaw Chairs
Geometric Jigsaw Chairs
Konstantin Achkov Models These Foldable Furniture Chairs After Puzzles
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Paper Mache Perches
Paper Mache Perches
The Crumpled Chair Offers an Uneven Seating Surface with a Crafty Appearance
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Modular Mind-Bending Benches
Modular Mind-Bending Benches
These Illusion Benches Use Trompe L'Oeil to Trick the Eye
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Structural Grassy Chairs
Structural Grassy Chairs
This Unique Chaise Lounge is Stunning and Atypical
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Mismatched Tacky Thrones
Mismatched Tacky Thrones
The Multicolor Armchair by Fuiano is Made for a Pop Princess
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Core Muscle-Strenghtening Chairs
Core Muscle-Strenghtening Chairs
These Chairs Offer a Workout While on the Job
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Shell-Like Seating
Shell-Like Seating
The Globe Chair by Michiel van Gageldonk is Simply Sectioned
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Reclining Bookshelf Chairs
Reclining Bookshelf Chairs
The Bibilochaise Turns a Bookshelf into a Comfortable Chair
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Abstractly Upholstered Armchairs
Abstractly Upholstered Armchairs
The Emily Chair Features Rhombus Stitching for a Rad Aesthetic
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Sinuous Asymmetrical Seating
Sinuous Asymmetrical Seating
The Lamed Chair Has a Cantilevered Composition as a Sideways S Shape
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Bent Spoon Seating
Bent Spoon Seating
The Cuchara Chair Supports Its Sitter within its Comfy Scooping Form
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Cushioned Origami Seating
Cushioned Origami Seating
Prostoria's 3angle Chair Boasts a Geometric Shape
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Animal-Like Furniture
Animal-Like Furniture
Hosting Hounds by Tomski Design is Inspired by Canine Creatures
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Cute Collaged Seating
Cute Collaged Seating
The Mish Mash Chairs Flaunt Material Differences and Distinctive Components
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Tribal-Like Luxury Furniture
Tribal-Like Luxury Furniture
The Custom Pendleton Eames Rocking Chair Combines Two Iconic Designs
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Swiveling Privacy Seats
Swiveling Privacy Seats
Tuttomio by Emanuele Magini is a Cozily Enclosed Workspace
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Colored Cotton-Covered Seats
Colored Cotton-Covered Seats
The Cool With Wool Stool Features a Cushion of Polychromatic Poufs
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Colorful Bubble Chairs
Colorful Bubble Chairs
The Layers Cloud Chair by Richard Hutten is Surreal
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Seat-Locked Luggage
Seat-Locked Luggage
Easy Lock Suitcase Latches to Armrests, Relieving You of Airport Theft Lookout
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Dramatically Curvaceous Seating
Dramatically Curvaceous Seating
The M Lounge Chair by Velichko is Sculptural and Contemporary
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Computer-Simulated Chair Designs
Computer-Simulated Chair Designs
Geckeler Michels Uses Computer Technology to Develop 'Fragment'
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Sharp Hexagonal Seating
Sharp Hexagonal Seating
The Hexa Lounge Chair by Contempo is Sculptural and Contemporary
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Racecar-Inspired Seating
Racecar-Inspired Seating
The Rad Monte Carlo Chair Has You Riding Comfortably Low
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Origami-Inspired Rocking Chairs
Origami-Inspired Rocking Chairs
The True Latvia Roo Rocker Chair is a Rocking Good Time
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Jet-Inspired Lounge Chairs
Jet-Inspired Lounge Chairs
The Xarp Chaise Lounge by Rui Silva Boasts Geometric Shapes
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Dr Seuss Seating
Dr Seuss Seating
This Rainbow Abstract Chair is Sweet Enough to Furnish a Candy Store
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Tipsy Task Chairs
Tipsy Task Chairs
This Spring-Framed Chair Offsets the Drunken Sway of the Sitter
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Industrial-Inspired Rocking Chairs
Industrial-Inspired Rocking Chairs
The -Re- Rocking Chair Channels the Roaring Twenties
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Minimalist Multifunctional Chairs
Minimalist Multifunctional Chairs
Studioventotto Creates the Suppergiu Step Ladder/Chair
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Repurposed Skid Seating
Repurposed Skid Seating
The LC2 Chair Recreates a Classic Le Corbusier Piece from Scrap Material
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Oscillating Sideways Seats
Oscillating Sideways Seats
The Rocking Verner Reorients an Iconic Chair for a New Playful Design
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Sleek Sled-Inspired Chairs
Sleek Sled-Inspired Chairs
The 'Sleeed' is Designed Like a Sled to Be Extremely Compact
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9
Biodegradable Furniture Designs
Biodegradable Furniture Designs
This Alki Eco Chair is Made out of a 100% Bioplastic Material
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8
Tattooed Timber Chairs
Tattooed Timber Chairs
The Tattoo Chair by the ‘Cookie Bros’ is Seriously Inked
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Surrealist Safari Seating (UPDATE)
Surrealist Safari Seating (UPDATE)
This Animal Chair Design is Stunning and Comfortable
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6
Creepy Wearable Furniture
Creepy Wearable Furniture
The Human Chair is a Great Way to Get Someone You Like Close to You
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Geometric Graffiti Furnishings
Geometric Graffiti Furnishings
The CHAIRIK chair by Erik Magnussen and Eske Kath is Artful
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4
Chaise Lounge Bathtubs
Chaise Lounge Bathtubs
This Modern Bathtub from Moma Design Features Two Elegant Glass Panels
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3
Architecturally Framed Seating
Architecturally Framed Seating
The 2R Armchair by Sien Studio is Geometrically Sculptural
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2
Lounging Desktop Designs
Lounging Desktop Designs
The Desk by Minna Magnusson Redefines the Furniture User's Interaction
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Infant-Accommodating Tables
Infant-Accommodating Tables
The Baby In Table is a Playful an Family-Friendly Hybrid Furnishing
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