You can’t open a design magazine these days without seeing molded plastic chairs. They are a retro throw back to the 50′s that have made a huge resurgence in the past few years. They were originally designed by the likes of Charles Eames and Hans Knoll, among others, and the originals are still being made today.

High Low Breakfast Nook

High Low Breakfast Nook via Style At Home Magazine

Modern Interior with Molded Plastic Chairs

Modern Interior with Molded Plastic Chairs via Dwell Magazine

Living Room with Molded Plastic Chairs

Living Room with Molded Plastic Chairs via House and Home Magazine

 

 

If you are a stickler for the authentic, you can buy them from Gabriel Ross in Victoria, BC or online. But one of the reasons these chairs have become so popular is that there are many great reproductions that are more affordable to the average bear. Just because we can’t afford the original designs, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be able to enjoy good design in our own home, should we? Here are some of my favorite molded plastic chairs that are inspired by the masters, but recreated for the average!

Azzo molded white plastic chair with wood legs

Azzo Molded White Plastic Chair with Wood Legs

The retro simplicity of these classic white accent chairs will instantly enhance the modernity of your room. Each of these contemporary accent chairs is made from durable matte-finish molded plastic with an ergonomically-shaped and curved seat. The legs are wooden and include steel hardware in black as well as black plastic tips to protect sensitive flooring.  $120 each or as low as $102 when you buy several. Click here to buy.

Eiffel Molded Plastic Chair with Metal Legs

Eiffel Molded Plastic Chair with Metal Legs

Many uses – in the home, office, café, reception area, or training room. Clean, simple form sculpted to fit the body. The seat is made from a very heavy-duty, strong recyclable polypropylene with a matte finish and is supported by an equally strong steel base, which is covered with a layer of high-shine chrome. Four black feet are included to protect hardwood flooring. Very up-to-date, your inner sense of style will revel in the trendiness of this chair.  $95 each, or as low at $80 if you buy several. Click here to buy.

Dario Molded Plastic Armchair with Metal Legs

Dario Molded Plastic Armchair with Metal Legs

This versatile, contemporary chair is a bare bones take on the shape of an armchair. The seat is made from a very heavy-duty, strong plastic with a matte finish and is supported by an equally strong steel base, which is covered with a layer of high-shine chrome. Four black feet are included to protect hardwood flooring. Very up-to-date, your inner sense of style will revel in the trendiness of this chair. $136 each or as low as $115 if you buy several. Click here to buy.

Cyma Molded Plastic Chair with Tulip Base and Red Cushion

Cyma Molded Plastic Chair with Tulip Base and Red Cushion

Retro design with a burst of color, the contrast between the stark white of this accent chair base and the bold red of the seat cushion will excite your living space. The contemporary chair consists of a sturdy steel base with heavy-duty molded plastic seat, all with a glossy white lacquer. Also included is a detachable red woven fabric cushion made of high density foam. $234 each or as low as $199 when you buy several. Click here to buy.

Birch Molded Plastic Chairs with Birch Cut-out

Birch Molded Plastic Chairs with Birch Cut-out

This chair lends a modern touch of the beauty of a birch tree to your home. The intricate cut-out design is ideal around a minimalistic dining table or simply as a standalone chair in an entryway or extra room. It is constructed with a sturdy molded plastic seat atop a steel frame with a shiny silver chrome finish. Black non-marking feet finish off the chair. Available in white, green or red. $120 each or as low as $102 when you buy several. Click here to buy.

 

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-Leah

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