30 most essential pieces of furniture

What are the most essential pieces of designers furniture? Some of the designs to be included in such a list have been around for more than half a century, according to Furniture Fashion web platform. Ranging from high-end luxury pieces to everyday finds spanning the aesthetic spectrum from mid-century modern to ultra- contemporary, the list includes homages to the past that remain relevant today.

Furniture Fashion divided the list into five categories: chairs, sofas, beds, shelving and accents. According to the Furniture Fashion team, each object featured is one of both style and substance that, while perhaps tied to a specific era of design, also transcends its origins into something greater and more enduring.


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The Chairs:

Barcelona Chair & Stool by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen & Fritz Hansen
Louis Ghost Armchair by Philippe Starck for Kartell
Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Charles & Ray Eames
Molded Plastic Rocker by Charles & Ray Eames
Molded Plastic Eiffel Side Chair by Charles & Ray Eames


The Couches:
Florence Knoll Sofa
Hayworth Sofa from John Lewis
Parker Sofa from Hotel Maison
The Beverly Chesterfield Sofa from Williams Sonoma Home
The Soho 3-Seat Sofa from The Furnitive Collection
The Essex Sofa from West Elm

The Shelves:
READ Bookshelves from Nordiska Kompaniet
Readable Bookcase by Saporiti
Pagina Bookshelf by Cassina
Paperback Wall System by Studio Parade
Tree Branch Bookshelf by Olivier Dolle
USA Bookcase by Ron Arad
The Beds:
Nini Platform Bed by Rosetto
19th Century Campign Iron Canopy Bed from Restoration Hardware
Barnwood Hanging Bed by Anthropologie
Lorraine Tufted Headboard by Pottery Barn
Shaker Sleigh Bed from Vermont Woods Studios
White Swirls Wrought Iron Bed by Ciacci
The Accents:
The Channing Desk by Jonathan Adler
The Original Bean Bag Chair by Sacco di Zanotta
Harwich Tiered Coffee Table
7-drawer Handmade Mini-Chest by Bryan Volk-Zimmerman
Ice Chandelier from ABC Carpet & Home
Kalla Washbasin by Mastella Design