Furniture Design

Home and Office Furniture Design

Furniture and how it is designed and ultimately how we use it and interact with it, is totally bound up with our lives and how we live. Badly designed furniture may not look ugly but it can have serious negative impact on our live, bodies and mental health. As more and more of us need to work from home due to the global pandemic, we also have to consider what we need for our homes, and new home offices, whether it is an office chair, a drafting table, or decent lighting, this is now becoming a critical question for many. At Nordic Design Review, we look at mid century furniture designs as well as new designs from the Masters and stalwarts such as Herman Miller, Steelcase and the newcomer, Nouhaus.
Superleggera Dining Chair

Superleggera, 699, Gio Ponti

The Superleggera is a super-stable chair, designed to be lifted up with jus...

Arne Jacobsen Grand Prix chair

Arne Jacobsen Grand Prix chair

What is it that makes the Grand Prix a favourite with collectors?

Nordic Design Review

Your 8 Home Office Must Haves

If you are serious about working from home, you will only get so far by set...

Eames 670 Lounge Chair

Charles & Ray Eames furniture designs for Herman Miller

Listed below you will find what we feel are their key collaborations with H...

Cherner Armchair by Norman Cherner and Plycraft

Cherner Armchair by Norman Cherner and Plycraft

Anyone who owns a Cherner armchair knows the heart-opening feeling it gives...

Paimio Chair by A. Aalto

Alvar Aalto Furniture Designs for Herman Miller

These listings are the original product features and design stories for the...

The original herman Miller Aeron Chair

The original Herman Miller Aeron Chair design story

Herman Miller Aeron Chair designed by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick

Heart Cone Chairs by Verner Panton

The Cone Chair and Heart Cone chair by Verner Panton

When the Cone Chair was first exhibited in the window of a furniture shop i...

Spanish Chair 2226 by Børge Mogensen

Spanish Chair 2226 by Børge Mogensen

Mogensen's name rarely crops up outside the world of collectors, designers ...

original style Varier Balans kneeling chair

What is the best kneeling chair for tall people?

Tall people appear to be more prone to back problems and back ache and knee...

original style Varier Balans kneeling chair

What is the best kneeling chair for beginners?

Let’s be honest, kneeling chairs are confusing and don’t actually look that...

Best Kneeling Chair for Back Pain

What is the best kneeling chair for back pain?

The best kneeling chair for back pain is?

Discover the best kneeling chair for you

Discover the best Kneeling Chair for you

Any kneeling chair you decide on has to be chosen based on your requirement...

mushroom chair 560

Mushroom Chair 560 by Pierre Paulin

Pierre Paulin had his Eureka moment while discussing the inspiration for th...

Panton chairs

Panton Chair, Verner Panton, Vitra

Verner Panton’s smooth tongue-shaped chair, a development on from his plywo...

Corona Chair EJ5 Poul Volther

Corona Chair EJ5 Poul Volther

Poul Volther's design for the Corona Chair is said to be so inspired by the...

Nouhaus Ergo3d Ergonomic Office Chair Review

Nouhaus Ergo3D Office Chair Review

For us the NOUHAUS Ergo3D ergonomic office chair is the real deal. It is bu...

kneeling chairs

What are the Benefits of Kneeling Chairs?

Kneeling Chairs are fast gaining acceptance amongst ergonomists and extende...

Choosing the right office chairs for your business

Choosing the right office chairs for your business

The right, ergonomic office chairs can do wonders for your business. A qual...

Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio

Ball Chair by Eerio Aarnio

Eeerio Aarnio’s Ball Chair came into being with the same intensity as the U...

Refurbished Herman Miller Aeron Chair Review

Where can I buy a refurbished Herman Miller Aeron Chair?

We all know that Herman Miller Aeron chairs can be eye wateringly expensive...

David Rowland 40-4 Stacking Chair

The David Rowland 40-4 Stacking Chair

Back in the fifties the standard requirement from most design firms was for...

Big Tulip Armchair F545 - Pierre Paulin, Artifort

Big Tulip Armchair F545 – Pierre Paulin, Artifort

Pierre Paulin always thought in three dimensions. He originally trained as ...

Universale Chair Joe Columbo

The Universale Chair by Joe Columbo

If you were asked to name one designer who sums up the pioneering spirit of...

Seagull Chairs by Arne Jacobson

Seagull Chairs by Arne Jacobson

With the Seagull Chair, Arne Jacobsen conjured up a chair that inspire pass...

Save money with Amazon Renewed

How to save money when buying used Office Equipment

We all love a bargain but want to make sure that we are not being scammed a...

second hand and used office chairs

How to find good used office chairs

We tell you all you need to know about how to find good used office chairs

Refurbished Steelcase Gesture Chair

Refurbished Steelcase Gesture Chairs

We tell you how and where best to get hold of a renewed or second hand Stee...

Garden Egg Chair by Ghyczy

The Garden Egg Chair by Peter Ghyczy

The Garden Egg Chair by Ghyczy is often highlighted as a typical example of...

Birillo Bar Stool

Birillo Bar Stool, Joe Colombo

Around the time the first man landed on the moon, Joe Colombo was on his ow...

Omkstak Stacking Chair

OMKSTAK Stacking Chair

OMKSTAK Stacking Chair. The classic chair with a design based on a military...

Bauhaus Wassily Chair Marcel Breuer

THE WASSILY CHAIR (B3) by Marcel Breuer

The Model B3 (Wassily Chair) was one of the earliest products to emerge fro...

Paimio Chair by A. Aalto

The Paimio Sanatorium Chair

Whichever Paimio chair you prefer, you cannot help but marvel at Aalto’s sc...

Herman Miller COSM chair review

Herman Miller its history and timeline

Herman Miller, its timeline, Key products and its history.

ergonomic office chair

Beat Back Pain with an Ergonomic Office Chair

Beat Back Pain with an Ergonomic Office Chair

How to choose a cheap office chair for your home or office

Get the best office chair for the money

We let you know what you should look for when choosing a good value task ch...

Platner chair

The Platner Armchair by Warren Platner for Knoll International

If you want a chair that exudes modern glamour, one with all the curves and...

ELDA armchair Joe Colombo

Joe Colombo and the glove like Elda armchair

Designed to engulf a person, transporting them away to another planet, the ...

Nordic Design Review

Five tips on working from home and how to stay sane

For a lot of us, working from home will become the new normal and over time...

Erik Buch Bar Stool Review

Erik Buch Bar Stool

The Erik Buch Bar Stool. The Bar Stool that launched a thousand cocktails.

G Plan 6250R Easy Chair Review

The G Plan 6250R Easy Chair

Just have to look at the Chesterfield-style and wingback points and imagine...

mid century furniture design

Mid-century American Furniture Design

Mid-century American Furniture Design and key post-war designers

Herman Miller Logitech Embody Gaming Chair Review

Herman Miller launches Logitech Gaming Chair

Herman Miller launches the Embody Logitech Gaming Chair

Nouhaus Ergoflip Office Chair Review

Nouhaus Ergoflip Office Chair Review

The Nouhaus Ergoflip is a good quality ergonomic office chair from a highly...

Grete Jalk GJ Chair Review

GJ Chair by Grete Jalk and Poul Jeppesen

With the GJ Chair, Grete Jalk took the early plywood experiments of the Eam...

Djinn Chair in 2001 a Space Odyssey Chair History

The Djinn chair and Kubrick’s 2001: a Space Odyssey

Twenty-four year old Olivier Mourgue's organic chairs, inspired by Islamic ...

Charles Pollock executive chair by Knoll International

Charles Pollock Executive Chair, by Knoll

The Pollock Executive Chair, is still available and still meets the same ex...

Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen History

The Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen

Highly competitive, Eames (for Herman Miller) and Saarinen (for Knoll), lov...

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair History

Arne Jacobsen and the ‘Egg Chair’

Jacobsen perfected the sculpting of the Egg and Swan in his garage, working...

Refurbished Herman Miller Aeron Chair Review

Herman Miller replacement Aeron chair parts

To help you quickly find your replacement part for your Herman Miller we ha...

Nouhaus Massage Chair Review

Nouhaus Massage Chair Review

The Nouhaus N-0001 Massage Chair is a chair that will fit in your house, an...

Charles Pollock Swag Leg Chair History

Charles Pollock swag leg chair for Herman Miller

Pollock and Nelson developed the DAF Swag Leg Armchair together, it is now ...

Herman Miller Time Life Lobby Chair

Herman Miller’s Time Life Lobby Chair and a game of chess

In the midst of the Cold War, American Bobby Fischer is lined up to play Ru...

Nordic Design Review

Nordic Design comes of age

Nordic design was without doubt the epitome of post-war good taste. Find ou...

American Classic Mid Century Furniture Design

The rise of American Design

The concept of a mid-century design movement was readily embraced in the Un...

Synthesis 56 Typist Chair History

The Synthesis 45 Typist Chair

Like the much-coveted lipstick red typewriter launched with Olivetti on Val...

Gehry Wiggle Chair History

The Wiggle Side Chair by Frank Gehry

Lovingly carved from a redundant pile of corrugated cardboard he used for b...

Herman Miller COSM chair review

Herman Miller Cosm Chair Review

Herman Miller call the Cosm 'The Chair for Everyone' and we see why. It loo...

History of the Falcon Chair by Sigurd Resell

Falcon Chair by Sigurd Resell & Vatne Lenestolfabrikk

When designer Sigurd Resell's Falcon Chair first rolled off the production ...

History of UP5 Donna by Gaetano Pesce

UP5 Donna by Gaetano Pesce

Dressed in bold colours or a Bridget Riley stripe, Pesce's Donna celebrated...

History of the Irving Harper Marshmallow Love Seat

The Irving Harper Marshmallow Love Seat

Although it is attributed to George Nelson, the Marshmallow Love Seat was a...

History of the Eames Soft Pad Chair 217

Eames Soft Pad Chair 217

A masterful piece of engineering, the 1958 cast aluminium 217 has a seat fr...

Eames 670 Lounge Chair

The Eames 670 Lounge Chair

Charles Eames wrote that his intention with the 670 lounge chair was to cre...

History of the Mogen Koch Safari Chair

Mogen Koch’s Safari Chair

Mogens S. Koch, the son of the Danish designer of the same name, remembers ...

Herman Miller George Nelson Coconut Chair

Herman Miller and George Nelson’s Coconut Chair

When George Nelson used the Kresge Auditorium as inspiration for his Coconu...

Herman Miller Embody Chair Review

Herman Miller Embody Chair Review

The Herman Miller Embody is a beautiful chair that is built to last, and he...

Herman Miller Sayl Chair Review

Herman Miller Sayl Chair Review

The Herman Miller Sayl Chair is a beautiful chair that reaches design perfe...

Herman Miller Aeron Chair Review

Herman Miller Aeron Chair Review

Herman Miller though, is still producing more than one million of these re-...

Nouhaus Palette ergonomic office chair review

Nouhaus Palette Ergonomic Office Chair Review

The Nouhaus Palette ergonomic office chair is a good value and colorful com...