Auxiliary chairs are small seating pieces with a solid, visible frame, an open or solid backrest, and either open arms or no arms at all. These chairs are often sold in sets of two, four, six, or more and are meant to be placed around a table. Armchairs are decorative chairs with separate side panels that form a structure to support the arms. The mid-century chair designed by Eero Saarinen is known for its single-pedestal base that gives it an elegant and tidy look.
Marcel Breuer's Wassily chair was the first to use tubular steel for its structure and is usually found in a polished chrome finish with leather or fabric slings. The Womb chair, designed by Panton, is a modernist masterpiece with its large structure and elegant design. The Panton chair, also manufactured by Panton, is a unique piece of plastic molded in an S shape and is highly appreciated by museums and designers worldwide. Arne Jacobsen's 7 series is a slim chair with a seat and backrest made of a single piece of folded plywood.
Folding chairs are great for outdoor meetings as they can be easily stored and transported. Rocking chairs are characterized by their curved band (rocker) design that allows the occupants to balance from one side to the other. The Ghost chair is made of polycarbonate plastic and is appreciated for its transparency that takes up minimal visual space. The Wiggle chair is built entirely of cardboard and has an elegant ribbon-shaped design that makes it both durable and comfortable.
Hans Olsen's Fried Egg chair has a yolk-shaped cushion and an asymmetrical armrest, making it a unique Scandinavian design. The bergère, also known as fauteuil (armchair in French), has an upholstered seat, backrest, and armrests with the structure exposed. The Papa Bear chair has a high backrest and long rear legs and comes in various wood and textile finishes. A two-seater sofa is like a combination of a sofa and a chair, perfect for getting cozy with someone or lying alone.
This type of seating usually has a mechanism activated by pulling a lever on the side or pushing it back while sitting on it.