Fave Five: Furniture Picks in the Design Event

Our Semi-Annual Design Event Sale is fully underway and not only are we offering the best sale in modern lighting, we also have a huge selection of contemporary furniture on sale. With so many design-oriented brands on sale with products from noteworthy craftsmen like Philippe Starck, Arne Jacobsen and Verner Panton, there can be a lot of options to choose from — here are our five favorite furniture picks included in the sale.

Masters Chair from Kartell – ON SALE TODAY

Masters Chair by Philippe Starck

The Masters Chair from Kartell is by far one of our favorite pieces of modern furniture. Designed by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet, the Masters Chair pays tribute to iconic designs before its time — the Series 7 Chair by Arne Jacobsen, the Tulip armchair by Eero Saarinen and the Eiffel Chair by Charles Eames. The Masters Chair combines pieces of these designs to form one ultra-contemporary chair.

What Shoppers Are Saying About the Masters Chair:

These are perfect dining chairs, indoors or out. They are extremely comfortable as well as stylish. Light-weight and easy to care for (even with pets), they are a fun addition to a dining table especially in the interesting colors which offer accent to the room. They also are not overbearing with the open lattice backrest, without detracting from comfort.

For not a lot of money, you get a statement piece. It’s plastic but the ergonomics are really nice. This chair serves as my daily office chair. I spend hours at a time in it with little to no fatigue or soreness. Unlike my previous chair, this one is elegant, durable and lightweight. It’s so stylish and comfortable that I’m thinking about getting the bar height version for my dining area.

Panton Chair Classic From Vitra – ON SALE TODAY

Panton Classic Chair by Vitra

We can’t discuss our favorite modern furniture without mentioning Verner Panton’s most celebrated design — the Panton Classic Chair for Vitra.

The Panton Classic Chair was designed in 1959, went into production with Vitra in 1967 and has been a classic piece ever since. The chair is designed with one solid piece of molded plastic and is available in three distinct colors: white, black and red.

A version of the chair was re-engineered in 1999 to be molded from a single piece of dyed polypropylene and features a matte finish instead of the Classic’s glossy lacquer finish. It’s also available in a version suited just for kids — the Panton Junior Chair.

Series 7 Chairs From Fritz Hansen – ON SALE TODAY

Series 7 Chairs by Fritz Hansen

Designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, the Series 7 Collection of chairs is an iconic family of modern furniture. Often called the father of mid-century modern Danish design, the collection of chairs in Series 7 embody classic Danish design Arne Jacobsen was known for. Series 7 is available in a variety of finishes and veneers, ranging from armchairs to stools intended to be used at the kitchen counter.

Gel-T Chairs From Domitalia – ON SALE TODAY

Gel T Chair by Domitalia

The Gel-T Chairs from Domitalia are relatively new to Lumens, but they have quickly become a favorite of ours. Designed and made in Italy, the Gel-T Chair by Domitalia is light colored and lightweight — a perfect touch for the modern dining room. And if space is an issue, these chairs can easily be stacked and pushed aside when they are not being used. They are made with a durable steel frame and the seat is available in a variety of colors: white, black, transparent blue, transparent green, transparent orange, transparent red and transparent smoke (pictured above).

Stool 60 With Colored Top From Artek – ON SALE TODAY

Stool 60 by Artek

Designed in 1933 by Finnish designer Alvar Aalto, Stool 60 is a classic piece of furniture and is available today through Artek. Stool 60 by Alvar Aalto for Artek is famous for its incredibly simple, yet impactful design — three L-shaped wooden legs supporting a round wooden seat.

Aalto’s classic design celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2013 and in honor of its anniversary, Artek released a colored top version (pictured above) as well as a full color collaboration with designer Mike Meire. Both Stool 60 Colored Top and Mike Meire’s Stool 60 are available at Lumens.

You can see Mike Meire’s take on Stool 60 below:

Whether you are shopping for an iconic piece of furniture or something new for the upcoming holidays, be sure to check out the selection of furniture in the Design Event.

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