We sit on them every day, but not all chairs are created equal. These iconic seats are a welcome departure from the norm.


1. Joe Chair by De Pas, D’Urbino & Lomazzi available at The Conran Shop

Joe Chair

The Joe Chair was designed in 1970 by architects Jonathan De Pas, Donato D’Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi in homage to baseball player Joe DiMaggio.


2. Chair by Allen Jones 

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PA Photos

This unusual chair sculpture is by British pop artist Allen Jones. The controversial artwork was sabotaged with acid in 1986.


3. Spun by Thomas Heatherwick for Magis

Spun by Thomas Heatherwick

They may look complicated to sit on, but we’d love to have these stools in our garden!


4. Heart Cone Chair by Verner Panton available at The Conran Shop

Heart Shaped Chair

We’ve fallen in love with this heart-shaped chair by famous Danish designer Verner Panton.


5. Sella Stool by Achille Castiglioni available at Aram

Stella stool

This stool is perfect for bike lovers everywhere, just don’t expect to be able to use it to nip down to the shops!


6. Masters by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet for Kartell

Masters chair my Kartell

We want one of these space age-looking chairs in our home! Its unusual design is a hybrid of three iconic chairs manufactured by Kartell.


7. Prototype health care supporting chair by Sharp

Prorotype chair by Sharp

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You can sit in this bizarre chair and get a medical check from a doctor remotely. It’s equipped with clever gadgets that can measure how healthy you are.


8. Vitra Panton dining chair by Verner Panton available at Heals

Vitra Panton Dining Chair

Want to have a piece of design history in your home? This classic chair, designed by Verner Panton, was the first to be made from a single piece of plastic.


9. OK swivel hand chair available at Furniture in Fashion

ok red chair

This comfy chair definitely has the OK from us!


10. Vitra Wiggle Chair available at Occa-Home

Vitra Wiggle Chair

Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the iconic wiggle chair is definitely on our wish list!


11. Rodnik Shark Fin Chair by the Rodnik Band for Made

Rodnik Shark Fin Chair

This unusual chair definitely makes a real statement! Clothing brand The Rodnik Band have designed this pop art-inspired chair especially for Made.


12. Chair One by Konstantin Grcic for Magis

quirky chairs chair one magis


We love this unusual chair, it reminds us of the crystal maze!


13. Cross Check chair designed by Frank Gehry made by Knoll

Cross Check Chair

Who wouldn’t want this beautiful bentwood chair in their home? This genius chair is inspired by the structure of apple crates.


Which of these quirky chairs would you have in your home?