5 Designer Reproduction Chairs Under $800

There are moments in life when you look around your apartment and realize that you’ve actually recreated a page in the Ikea catalogue. There’s no shame in it, we all do it; but it’s moments like that where we need to take control of our habitat and bring in a little bit of designer sophistication to our lives.

“But won’t that cost the earth?” I hear you say. Well, not necessarily. In fact we’ve collected a list of five designer chairs under $800 that will spice up any room with some noticeable quality.

1. Barcelona (approx $750) – Mies Van Der Rohe

In this world-renowned design, Van Der Rohe transposed ancient and regal themes into impeccably furnished modern leather upholstery. Inspired by an ancient folding chair used by the Roman aristocracy, the Barcelona has a minimalist elegance which is only surpassed by its comfort.

2. Tulip (approx $220) – Eero Saarinen

The Tulip chair has the smooth lines of modernism and the rich vibrancy of the late fifties, when it was designed. This chair is considered a classic of industrial design and was popularised by its appearance in the Star Trek series.

3. Rocker (approx $300) – Charles Eames

This enigmatic twist on the legendary Charles Eames Chair will give any room a sense of graceful movement that’ll be impossible to ignore. Settle down with a bottle of wine and a good book while you gently rock yourself to and fro. You’ll be surprised at how relaxing it is!


4. Style Side (approx $200) – Harry Bertoia

If the current style of your room is minimalist, then it will be hard to find a better accompaniment than the Style Side chair. This chair is intended to deconstruct the concepts of space and structure, an intention Bertoia neatly summarized — “If you look at these chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture. Space passes right through them.”

5. Wishbone (approx $319) – Hans Wegner

The Wishbone chair gets its name from the “Y” shaped back which gives it strength without weight. This concept is found throughout the design and adds to the elegant lightness and welcoming style that Wegner is famous for.


Whether you’re looking to revamp an uninspiring bedroom, or build up a brand new living room, buying designer furniture doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, it can cost less than $800.

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Fraser writes about stunning, but affordable, interior design and focuses on clean modern design

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